School of Theology Observes Quiet Day

Quiet Day is set for Wednesday, Feb. 10 at the DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, Tenn., beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon.

Quiet days are an important part of the formation experience at the School of Theology, and it is expected that all students will participate. Spouses and companions are welcome.

The retreat leader is the Rt. Rev. Mark Allen Bourlakas, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. The topic for Bourlakas' presentation is “Tracking the Holy Spirit.”

In March of 2013, Bourlakas was elected the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia. A native of North Carolina, he attended the University of the South, Sewanee, where he met his wife, Martha Johnson, and received a B.A. with a major in fine arts. Bourlakas attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and received his M.Div. in 1997. He returned to the University of the South in 2012 to receive his doctor of ministry degree from the School of Theology.  His thesis, Holding the Place of Christ: Leadership in the Divine Household, explores new models of missional leadership patterned on a study of The Rule of St. Benedict as expressed through Thomas Merton and the Cistercian Community at The Abbey of Gethsemani.

 After seminary, Bourlakas’s ordained ministry began in East Tennessee and expanded to parishes of multiple sizes in Upper South Carolina and North Carolina. In 2007, he became dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville, KY.



DuBose Conference Center