The Diocese of Upper South Carolina made a $100,000 commitment to the Stronger Truer Sewanee Campaign for the University of the South.
The Diocese of Upper South Carolina, at its annual convention in September of 2017, announced it will commit $100,000 to the School of Theology building fund of the Stronger Truer Sewanee campaign. Taking the lead with the bishops of seven other owning dioceses, Bishop Andrew Waldo and a committee of Sewanee trustees and alumni in the diocese, engaged with college, seminary, and Education for Ministry (EfM) alumni to raise awareness of the School of Theology’s plan to relocate back to its historic home in the center of the University’s campus. Bishop Waldo acknowledged that “a new state-of-the-art building housing the residential seminary and its Beecken Center for lay theological education programs especially resonated with me because of the significant impact of Education for Ministry in the Diocese. Serving as an EfM mentor for 18 years prior to becoming a bishop, I personally witnessed the transformative power with which the Beecken Center’s work prepares communicants for strong lay leadership grounded in theological practice and faith.”