Contacts

The St. Phoebe School for Deacons is a partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, and the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. The key contacts for the St. Phoebe School include the following people:

The Reverend Dr. Sarah Kye Price

Local Formation Director, the St. Phoebe School

Sarah is a bivocational priest and professor in the Diocese of Virginia. As local formation director, she focuses on liturgical, practical and spiritual preparation for diaconal ministry and serves as a “bridge” to CDSP’s academic programs. In addition to her work with the St. Phoebe School, she is Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at VCU School of Social Work and Priest Associate at St. Mark’s Richmond. Sarah is a 2018 graduate of the low-residency MDiv program at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

Email Sarah for inquiries about The St. Phoebe School

Ed Keithly

Vocational Development Minister, the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

As a layperson managing the largest ordination process in the Episcopal Church, Ed seeks to provide a healthy trajectory from discernment to deployment (and beyond) for clergy. Ed sees his ministry as being primarily about connection and clearing the way for seekers, postulants and clergy to be in the right place at the right time for their formation. 

Ed’s hope for the Church is to increase the number of vocational deacons and priests ordained each year, and to strengthen and adapt theological and practical formation for the benefit of all orders of ministry.

Email Ed for inquiries about discernment and formation in the Diocese of Virginia.

The Venerable Bill Bumgarner

Archdeacon, the Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

As Archdeacon, Bill works with the Bishop and the Canon for Transition and Pastoral Development in the development and support of the diaconate in the diocese, including the deployment of current deacons. Bill was ordained a deacon in 2006, in the first class of deacons formed in the Diocese of Southwestern VA. Until retiring recently as a VP of Sales of Smyth Companies, Bill balanced work with a wide spectrum of diaconal ministry. He was appointed Archdeacon in June 2019.

Email Bill for inquiries about discernment and formation in the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

Dr. Jennifer Snow

Director of Extended Learning and Associate Professor in Practical Theology,
Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Jennifer is a faculty member at CDSP in Berkeley, CA who oversees the academic programs of the Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership. On her faculty profile, Jennifer says, her work as Director of Extended Learning “arises directly from her belief in the power of Christian community for spiritual and social transformation.”

Email Jennifer for information related to the CALL program at CDSP


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