Thirteen Episcopal students have been selected to receive 2010 Fund for Theological Education fellowships as outstanding young leaders preparing to serve in pastoral ministry or theological education.
FTE awards the fellowships annually to help ensure quality leadership and diversity among future pastors and scholars. Nearly 150 undergraduate, seminary and doctoral students from the U.S. and Canada -- representing 34 Christian denominations -- will receive $1.5 million this year in fellowships and support to prepare for vocations in ministry and teaching.
Recipients of 2010 FTE fellowships also attend leadership development conferences where they connect with peers, faculty and mentors to discuss their aspirations for shaping and renewing the church and its mission in the world. More than 90 percent of FTE ministry program fellows since 1998 serve today in congregations or church-related organizations; 79 percent of FTE doctoral program fellows over the past decade now teach at theological schools or universities.
The 2010 Episcopal Church FTE fellows are:
- Michael J. Carroccino, Seminary of the Southwest - Congregational Fellow
- Joseph B. Courtney, Maryville College - Undergraduate Fellow
- Portia R. Hurney, Yale University Divinity School - VEV Fellow
- Leigh P. Mackintosh, Berkeley Divinity School at Yale - Congregational Fellow
- Colin J. Mathewson, University of the South School of Theology - Congregational Fellow
- Laurel R. Mathewson, University of the South School of Theology - Congregational Fellow
- John S. Olson, Seminary of the Southwest - Congregational Fellow
- Caroline P. Oxford, Duke Divinity School - VEV Fellow
- Dorota Pruski, Virginia Theological Seminary - VEV Fellow
- Nicholas W. Roosevelt, Virginia Theological Seminary - Congregational Fellow
- Tracy J. Wells Miller, University of the South School of Theology - Ministry Fellow
- Chana J. Winger, Virginia Theological Seminary - Congregational Fellow
- Jesse A. Zink, Yale University Divinity School - Ministry Fellow
The Fund for Theological Education describes itself as "an ecumenical advocate for excellence and diversity in pastoral ministry and theological scholarship." Further information about FTE is available here.