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Nashotah House Announces First Annual Breck Conference and Appointment of Dr. Greg Peters

Nashotah House Appoints Dr. Greg Peters as Servants of Christ Research Professor of Monastic Studies and Ascetical Theology and Chair to its First Annual International Conference - June 13-14, 2019

Nashotah House is excited to announce its first annual international conference, the James Lloyd Breck Conference on Monastism and the Church.  This year’s conference theme, "The Monastic Call of Every Christian,” will explore the idea that the foundation of all forms of religious life, consecrated or lay, is the sacrament of baptism.  Held at Nashotah House, the conference will provide an intimate forum to investigate this reality and its implications for the life and ministry of all Christians. 

Release Date: 12/13/2018
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Dr. Garwood Anderson Appointed Provost and President

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN (October 8, 2018) The Board of Directors of Nashotah House is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Garwood P. Anderson to the position of Provost and President. This appointment marks several firsts for Nashotah House: the first appointment of a layperson as the seminary’s executive leader and the first step toward an innovative leadership structure that will advance Nashotah House into a flourishing future.

Release Date: 10/08/2018
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Nashotah House Appoints Dr. Hans Boersma as Chair to Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (April 16, 2018) Nashotah House is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Hans Boersma as chair to the Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ Endowed Professorship in Ascetical Theology. The Order’s legacy gift of $3.5 million is the seminary’s largest donation received to date and now enables Nashotah House to bring into its ranks a scholar of this renown with its first endowed professorship.

Release Date: 04/16/2018
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Dr. Garwood Anderson Appointed Interim Dean & President

Dr. Garwood Anderson named Interim Dean and President of Nashotah House

Faculty and Students United with Anderson’s Leadership and Vision for the Future

The Board of Directors of Nashotah House is pleased to announce that Garwood Anderson, Ph.D. has been appointed to the position of Interim Dean and President, effective January 1, 2018. Dr. Anderson is a long-time and well-known leader at Nashotah House, joining the faculty in 2007 as Professor of New Testament studies. Dr. Anderson accepted the role of Acting Dean and President on September 1, 2017 following the resignation of Dean Steven Peay.

Release Date: 12/14/2017
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Nashotah House Announces Passing of Fr. Rick Hartley

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (November 13, 2017) – It is with great sadness that Nashotah House Theological Seminary announces the passing of Reverend Richard (Rick) S. Hartley, Associate Dean for Student Services, Affiliate Professor of Ascetical and Pastoral Theology and a Nashotah House alumus.

Release Date: 11/13/2017
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Nashotah House Announces Passing of Beloved Professor

Nashotah House Announces Passing of Beloved Professor

Release Date: 10/19/2017
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Nashotah House to Honor Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry

Nashotah House Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the presentation of the Archbishop Ramsey Award to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry. The award will be presented during a special service on campus in recognition of Bishop Curry’s profound ministry and leadership in the Episcopal Church.........

Release Date: 09/06/2017
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Dean and President of Nashotah House to Step Down From Leadership At The End Of August

The Board of Directors of Nashotah House announced on Monday that the Very Rev. Steven Peay, Dean and President, will step down from his leadership position on August 31, 2017. Dean Peay has been appointed Research Professor of Homiletics and will remain affiliated with the seminary upon the conclusion of his service as Dean and President. Dr. Garwood P. Anderson, Ph.D., Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament studies, will assume the position of Acting Dean, effective September 1. Dr. Anderson is well-known to the Nashotah House community due to his many years of dedicated service as a teacher, scholar, and previous academic dean.

Release Date: 08/07/2017
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Nashotah House Announces $3.5 Million Legacy Gift to Endow Professorship and International Conference

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (November 16, 2016) – Nashotah House Theological Seminary has received a $3.5 million commitment from the Order of St. Benedict Servants of Christ as a gift to carry on the Order’s legacy. The endowed fund will be used to support the St. Benedict Servants of Christ Professorship in Ascetical Theology and Monastic Studies and an annual international conference on religious life and Anglicanism also named for the Order.

Release Date: 07/10/2017
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Living Sacrifices Conference in June 2017

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN (February 14, 2017) – Nashotah House Theological Seminary and the Living Church Foundation ( have teamed up to host a major international conference on the identity and mission of the Christian Church and the vocation of Anglicanism. Entitled “Living Sacrifices,” the conference will explore the complex connections between repentance, reconciliation, and renewal in the life of the Church, with particular attention to the history of Anglicanism and discernments about the future of the Anglican Communion.

Release Date: 02/15/2017
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Second Annual Church Musicians Workshop Coming to Nashotah House in June

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (February 14, 2017) – Drawing on the great liturgical and musical heritage that Nashotah House is known for, the Church Musicians Workshop is a unique week-long residential course for musicians, clergy, and lay-leaders who desire to enhance their skills in the Anglican Choral Tradition. Led by expert veteran church musicians, participants receive one-on-one and small group instruction designed to strengthen their effectiveness in teaching faith through music.

Release Date: 02/14/2017
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175th Anniversary Celebration with Joint Evensong Nashotah House and All Saints Cathedral

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (February 9, 2017) – Two of Wisconsin’s most historic institutions of the Episcopal Church are coming together for a joint Evensong in celebration of 175 years of their founding and partnership. Nashotah House and All Saints Cathedral in Milwaukee were founded by Jackson Kemper, the first Bishop of Milwaukee in 1842, for the purpose of serving the Wisconsin frontier and the newly formed Diocese of Wisconsin. 175 years later, Nashotah House and All Saints Cathedral are proud to have maintained their shared dedication to choral traditions and continued success in sharing faith through music.

Release Date: 02/09/2017
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Nineteenth Dean of Nashotah House Laid to Rest

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (June 29, 2016) - The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Salmon, Jr., the 19th Dean and President of Nashotah House Theological Seminary, died on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016, following a battle with cancer. “Edward Salmon loved Christ and His Church, and gave himself completely to service. He lived hospitality, welcoming all as Christ. He was a man of deep prayer and spiritual insight, and it showed in the way he lived,” said The Very Reverend Steven A. Peay, Dean and President of Nashotah House. “My fondest memory of him is his love of the intellectual life. He delighted in conversations with the faculty. He was quick to say that he was not a scholar, but that never kept him from thinking, reading and asking questions.”

Release Date: 06/29/2016
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Nashotah House 2016 Award Recipients Announced

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (March 31, 2016) – Nashotah House is proud to announce its 2016 Leadership Award recipients. Awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards Banquet to be held on Campus during Homecoming, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. More information on Homecoming Day, the Awards Banquet and registration can be found at

Release Date: 03/31/2016
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Nashotah House Historic Agreement Builds and Preserves

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (January 20, 2016) – An agreement between the Faye Gehl Conservation Foundation and Nashotah House Theological Seminary this week will ensure the existence of historic agricultural land in the Lake Country area while preserving the mission of a treasured theological institution.

Release Date: 01/20/2016
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Bishop Parsons Laid to Rest

NASHOTAH, WISCONSIN, (January 20, 2016) – Bishop Donald James Parsons, Thirteenth Dean and President and Professor of New Testament at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, died on January 4, 2016. He was born on March 28, 1922 in Philadelphia, PA. He attended Temple University before matriculating at Philadelphia Divinity School, where he earned a ThB, a ThM, and a ThD in New Testament.

Release Date: 01/20/2016
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