EES Morgan Directors’ Award for Innovative Evangelism 2019: The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price
The Board of Directors of the Episcopal Evangelism Society (EES) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the Morgan Directors’ Award for 2019 is the Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price. Recipients of this award are selected for the scope, quality and particularly for the evangelical impact of their EES grant-supported evangelism projects.
Over a sixteen-month period, Price produced Faith From the Margins to the Web, a weekly, lectionary-based blog of reflections between people living across social margins. She convened participants from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she serves on the faculty, from the feeding program at Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Richmond, where she served as seminarian and transitional deacon, and from the wider Richmond community. The blog offered readers a deep understanding of how the Good News is shared through mutual participation. “Evangelism is not something we do; it is something we are,” Price reflects. “I have come to know this through this project, and that has changed everything about my approach to ministry.”
Her work was featured in The Virginia Episcopalian in the Winter 2018 edition.
Price completed the low-residency M.Div. at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific while serving at VCU. Throughout the discernment and formation process, she shared a vision of blended vocation that continues to engage those in her many circles. She now the Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the VCU School of Social Work, the Local Formation Director at the Diocese of Virginia’s St. Phoebe School for Deacons, and Priest Associate at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Richmond. “Sarah’s generosity in sharing her deep reflections on vocation and ministry have influenced me greatly,” says Day Smith Pritchartt, Executive Director of EES. “Her dream of ‘a church that crosses the socially constructed boundaries that divide us’ is a dream of a church where evangelism will flourish.”
About the Morgan Directors’ Award
Each year, the EES Board of Directors selects the grant recipient(s) whose completed work best exemplifies the objectives of the Society. The award was named in November, 2007 for retiring Board Chair the Rev. Dr. Michael Morgan. Mike received support from the Society as a seminarian and served on the Board for many years. As Chair, he established the Director’s Award in 2002.
More about the Episcopal Evangelism Society
EES supports innovative evangelism by awarding Evangelism for the 21st Century grants for projects that will share the Gospel in new and exciting ways, and support the formation of grantees as innovative evangelists. Any Episcopalian in any accredited seminary community or local formation program (ie. diocesan school, Iona Collaborative) is eligible. This includes students, faculty or staff or the Episcopalian spouse or partner of a student, faculty or staff member. Call or email the Executive Director with questions about eligibility. Get contact information and read more about the 150-year history of EES at www.ees1862.org.