St. Peter's Anglican Church
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Leadership Development

Raising up leaders

Program Description

Introducing the Seminary Internship Program

As a church community, one of our Core Values is Leadership Development.  Archbishop Foley Beach (ACNA) has asked that St. Peter’s be a training site for Anglican clergy and leaders.  Hence, our intern program is central to our church’s identity.  We have many arenas for ministers-in-training to get involved and gain experience.  For these reasons, our community is committed to theological education, ministerial training, and mentoring.  All of our present interns are currently enrolled in programs at Beeson Divinity School or distance-learning programs at other seminaries.

Contact

Contact Pastor Mark for further information.

What does the Seminary Internship Program look like?

  • The typical intern works approximately 10-12 hours per week in in-parish ministry
  • Responsibilities they undertake include:
    • Preparing service books and set-up for worship services
    • Leading weekly morning and evening prayer
    • Conducting services at a local assisted living center
    • Accompanying clergy on home, hospital, and jail visits
    • Serving on the intercessory prayer team
    • Teaching Sunday school classes
    • Ministering to youth and children
    • Participating in staff meetings
    • And so much more
  • Interns are also mentored by clergy and other diverse leaders within the congregation

See our Timothy Wall

All of those individuals who have gone through our Leadership Development Program and been ordained as deacons and priests within the Anglican Communion.


Current Interns

Rebecca Graber

rebeccag@stpetersbhm.org

Enrolled in: MA.T.S. at Beeson Divinity School & M.S.W. at Samford University

Ministry Areas at St. Peter's:pastoral/ministerial support, mental health professionals ministry, outreach ministry, youth

Hobbies: cooking and baking for friends, reading (I especially like classic fiction, the early church fathers, and Martin Luther), weight lifting and running, trying new foods (I’m a foodie), making fancy tea and hipster coffee, blogging, and spending time with my hedgehog, Odette

Katherine Ladd

katl@stpetersbhm.org

Enrolled in: M.Div. at Beeson Divinity School

Ministry Areas at St. Peter’s: coordinating Sunday worship, leading evening prayer, pastoral care and teaching at Columbia Cottage, arts ministry, outreach ministry

Hobbies: reading, writing (science fiction short stories), playing video games, baking, and hanging out at art museums/galleries

Michael Davis

michaeld@stpetersbhm.org

Enrolled in: M.Div. at Beeson Divinity School

Ministry Areas at St. Peter’s: master of miscellanies and outreach

Hobbies: (only exist in between semesters) ultimate frisbee, running, writing, reading classical literature, and being around people

Anna Russell

annar@stpetersbhm.org

Enrolled in: M.Div. at Beeson Divinity School

Ministry Areas at St. Peter’s: youth ministry, leading morning prayer, pastoral care and teaching at Columbia Cottage, teaching, communication

Hobbies: Yoga, hiking, coffee, baby animals

Andrew Russell

andrewr@stpetersbhm.org

Enrolled in: M.Div at Beeson Divinity School

Ministry Areas at St. Peter’s: pastoral care and spiritual formation, leading morning prayer, youth ministry

Hobbies: film, writing, coffee, Spikeball, reading theology and fiction

 
 

Contribute to the Program

Why Contribute?

Many parishes want to support theological education but they often do so by contributing money directly to a theological school, a face-less, impersonal way to assist in training future Anglican ministers. St. Peter’s Leadership Development Ministry’s seminary internship program works hand-in-glove with Beeson Divinity School’s* Ministry Leadership Development program to prepare candidates for Anglican ministry through both in-class scholastics and in-church hands-on training.

  • The average annual cost of funding an intern position is $9,400
  • Your parish’s contributions will go directly to funding a seminary intern
  • Nothing will be spent on overhead costs
  • You will receive the name and contact information of the particular intern you’re supporting so that you can pray for and encourage the seminarian
  • You might even consider having the student intern come to your church to preach

Levels of Support

Whether your parish can fund a portion or the entire amount, you can be sure that you are investing in Kingdom work which glories Jesus Christ by raising up the next generation of Anglican leaders.

On average, these are the kind of expenses a typical Beeson student incurs:

  • $600 for books for two semesters
  • $1,400 for a Jan-term’s tuition
  • $2,400 for three months’ rent
  • $6,000 for one semester’s tuition**

Make checks payable to:
St. Peter’s Anglican Church
Memo: Seminary Internship Program

Send to:
St. Peter’s Anglican Church
3207 Montevallo Rd.
Mountain Brook, AL 35223

*www.beesondivinity.com. Check out The Anglican Institute at Beeson (www.beesondivinity.com/anglican-institute).

**After the average scholarship amount is deducted.

For practical reasons, some interns are enrolled in a distance program via Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. The in-church internship responsibilities are largely the same in either program. Your parish has the option designate funds for an intern in the Beeson, Gordon Conwell, or either program.

The seminary internship program is not directly involved in the ordination or licensure for vocational lay ministry processes (these are diocesan functions) and participation in the program does not guarantee ordination or licensure.

There may be are both male and female interns. Your parish may designate whether to support students of one or both genders, depending on your congregation’s or diocese’s view on women in ministry.