Examples

Recent EES grantees come from a variety of seminaries and programs, and their work is as diverse as they are. This page features several examples of recent work. You may also search this page to find examples of grantees from your program, or grant work that may be similar to what you’re imagining.

Kaitlin Reece

Kaitlin ReeceAs a student at CDSP, Kaitlin Reece envisioned expanding the work of Balancing the Scales of Justice, a ministry she leads in the Diocese of Nebraska that develops faithful witness for criminal justice reform. The video shows a diocesan march on the state capitol in support of restitution of voting rights for those that were formerly incarcerated. She has also used grant money to fund retreats and workshops. She has come to understand evangelism as an embodiment of prophetic witness. Read more about her work here.

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Joe Hubbard, Ashley Dobbs Hubbard and Jorin Hood

As students at VTS, Joe Hubbard and his spouse, Ashley Dobbs Hubbard, envisioned sharing the stories of those they are called to serve in the Diocese of Navajoland. They engaged videographer Jorin Hood, the spouse of a classmate, and used grant funding to develop and film a storysharing practice called “The Gospel of Jesus According to Navajoland.” As the stories have revealed how the Spirit of God has been long active, long  before the Christian church arrived, they have come to understand evangelism as joining in the gospel work of a place and people. Read more about their work here.

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Marcia Sadberry

As a recent graduate of the Iona School for Ministry, teacher and now priest Marcia Sadberry envisioned engaging her congregation in ministry beyond the church walls through biking events to locations of African American history in her Houston, TX context. The video shows her recent Good Friday Stations in Da Hood ride; she will continue her work with more rides in the coming year. Read more about her work here.

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David Patiño

As a student at Bexley Seabury, David Patiño envisioned a campaign to build relationships with the Latino/Hispanic neighbors of his Harlem congregation. He has used grant funding partly for ABCD-based coaching, along with many community-building activities. The video highlights the Pentecost celebration of the diverse community. He has come to believe that evangelism begins with relationship. Read more about his work here.

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