Walker Adams, Director of Recruitment and Admission

I think I have the greatest job here in Hamilton Hall. It's a joy and a pleasure to meet bright and talented prospective students from across the globe and help them discern if Sewanee is a good fit for them and their families. As a graduate of the School of Theology, I know the student experience firsthand and am grateful for the formation I received here. Around here we like to say that “theological education is the birthright of all the baptized.” As a layperson, I am proud of all the University has done, and is doing, to help advance theological education for the whole Church.

Karen M. Meridith, Executive Director of Education for Ministry

I consider myself a practical theologian. I am most interested in faith in action, faith on the ground, so one of the things I love best about my work is being part of the vast web of interdependent relationships that extend Education for Ministry well beyond Sewanee. I love knowing that the People of God who have been in EfM’s communities of learning over the past 46 years are out there across the globe, participating in what Verna Dozier called “the Dream of God:” doing what they can where they are to offer wholeness to a broken world.

Connie Patton, Director of Operations and Financial Aid

Family is my deepest passion, and I am committed to do what I can to make good things happen for them. I approach my work with that same philosophy by doing what I can to enhance the learning experience for students and the work environment for colleagues. I enjoy my work as part of a caring community, working together to equip leaders for ministry.