Grants

Seminary: Seminary of the Southwest



EES supports innovative evangelism through our E-21 Grants and Special Program Grants. To learn more about our grants and the application process, click here.
Grant YearRecipient NameGrant TitleDescriptionLocation
2021-2022Mast, Sarah and GregEncountering the Spirit in Agrarian MinistriesSarah Mast (SSW ‘23) and spouse Greg Mast dream of leading an affirming, land-based liturgical community. They are using grant funding to visit several communities to explore how they experience and share Christ’s love. They will use what they learn to convene a diverse community in Austin and pilot several worship services.North America
2019-2020Mendoza, NelsonPress Play With God: Video Game ChaplaincyNelson Mendoza  is developing an online pastoral presence with video gamers on the platform Mixer. He holds regular office hours, wearing his collar, and converses with players and takes prayer requests. He originally intended to reinforce his presence in-person at two gamer conferences in Texas; he attended one but the second was cancelled due to the ... Read More »North America
2017-2018Pierce, The Rev. TerryMy Story, My SongThe Rev. Terry Pierce convened a group of women veterans and facilitated a program of storytelling and songwriting, as a way to open space for God to speak to their lives. She worked in partnership with singer/songwriter Kelley McRae, who performs one of the songs here. Pierce reflects that her grant work caused her to ... Read More »North America
2015-2016Rodriguez, AlAmerican Latino Evangelism Outreach (ALEO)The Rev. Al Rodriguez has worked for years to develop ALEO, as an Episcopal Church Fellow and in partnership with Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church, while serving as interim Director of the Hispanic Church Studies Program at the Seminary of the Southwest. ALEO is an outreach ministry  to 2nd, 3rd and 4th generation US-born ... Read More »North America
2013-2014Hall, RebeccaThe Sunday Supper Project, AustinShe developed and piloted The Sunday Supper project for families of teens at St. David’s, Austin. It uses face-to-face meetings and a website to guide the creation liturgical space and the practice of family devotions at home, around meals.North America
2013-2014Peters, the Rev. DavidEpiscopal Veterans’ Fellowship, TexasThe Rev. David Peters has launched the Episcopal Veterans’ Fellowship in Texas. The Christian support group for combat veterans and spouses meets and worships regularly, and solicits new members. There are now four groups meeting regularly, in four different churches. Follow the Episcopal Veterans’ Fellowship on Facebook Listen to Peters’ interview on NPR Read Peters’ ... Read More »North America
2012-2013Johnson, Kellaura and Van Zandt, Mary BalfourVoices of Haitian EpiscopaliansThey visited Haiti in January 2013 to record the stories of Haitian Episcopalians. They produced a video for social media and held a photography exhibit in Austin.Caribbean
2011-2012Franklin, JamesPastoral Care in EcuadorHe completed a four-week pastoral care training trip to a clinic in Equador. Encountered a norm of proselytizing, he offered a model of focusing on the patient’s needs and assurance of God’s loving presence. He also preached at four area churches and enjoyed extended fellowship.South America
2011-2012Baker, Dr. AnthonyThe Theology StudioHe developed and hosted The Theology Studio, with interviews, book reviews and podcasts. The venture provided resources and a scholarly community for students and young scholars.North America
2011-2012Brosseau, Susannah and Olson, SethSharing the Gospel from KenyaWhile completing an internship at an HIV/AIDS clinic in Kenya, they prepared daily meditations on scripture. Through a booklet and leader’s guide, they shared the faith story of the community they served with various parishes and their seminary.Africa
2010-2011Hall, RebeccaSmall Group Ministries ConferenceShe held a conference on Small Group Ministries, for practitioners and seminarians, at the SSW.North America
2010-2011Haufiku, LinneaHIV/AIDS Awareness in NamibiaShe led an ecumenical workshop and retreat on HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in Namibia.Africa
2010-2011Kenney, BerylIndigenous LiturgyShe completed an eleven-week internship in the Diocese of Alaska, where she preached, taught and provided pastoral care for the Native residents. She complete the translation of a Ko’yukon songbook and developed indigenous language prayers and creeds. She also attended a consortium on Native Ministries at Vancouver School of Theology.North America
2010-2011McKim, the Rev. LaurieMission to Costa RicaShe completed an immersion and ministry experience in Costa Rica and continues to serve a Spanish-speaking congregation at her parish in Texas.Central America
2009-2010Huston, Mary AnnMeditative PrayerShe presented a workshop on labyrinths at St. Mark’s, San Marcos. She also created bi-lingual prayer cards and signage to draw the community to the labyrinth.North America
2008-2009Hughes-Habel, DeborahMulticultural MinistryShe completed an immersion in the Moab Valley Multicultural Center in Utah and shared best practices for Hispanic ministry with the seminary community.North America
2008-2009Hungerford, Eric and Kidd, StephenPromoting Global PartnershipsThey made an immersion and filming mission trip to Southern Malawi, documenting US and Malawian participants in the partnership. Their videos promote global partnerships as a means to fight poverty.Africa
2008-2009Lobban, AndrewSpiritual Disciplines for the Homeless* Lobban worked with classmate Diane Pike to offer a Cursillo-style retreat in a San Antonio homeless shelter.North America
2008-2009Wyndham, BethBaptismal FormationShe developed and field tested a retreat curriculum for parents and godparents in the parish setting.North America
2007-2008Lees, EverettSmall Group Leader TrainingHe completed small group leader training and implemented small group ministry in his field parish.North America
2007-2008Mason, LisaMission to BelarusShe made a mission trip to Belarus, for immersion and evangelism with those previously oppressed by Soviet power.Europe