COLUMBUS, October 28, 2011—The Very Rev. Dr. Thomas Ferguson will be installed as dean of Bexley Hall on Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 pm. Bexley Hall, located on the campus of Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the eleven accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church.
The installation will take place during a solemn evensong service at the Trinity Lutheran Seminary Chapel, 2199 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio. The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will preach and officiate at the service.
A reception for Dean Ferguson at Capital University will follow the installation service on Thursday evening. On Friday, November 4, Bishop Griswold will present a lecture to Bexley students and faculty titled “Living the Mystery.”
Dean Ferguson, who assumed his post in July, previously served as ecumenical and interreligious relations officer for the Episcopal Church working to foster ecumenical and interreligious dialogue and cooperation with other Christian communions and world religions. He also served as a part-time chaplain at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
From 2001 until 2010, Ferguson was the interim and associate deputy for ecumenical and interreligious relations for The Episcopal Church. During that time, he was the theological consultant for the bilateral theological dialogues with the United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Orthodox Church, and Roman Catholic Church.
Bexley Hall offers the M.Div. in partnership with Trinity Lutheran Seminary and seeks partnership with others to educate and form clergy and laity to explore the meaning of the Gospel, provide leadership for the Church, and to share in Christ's work in the world. It provides an ethos rooted in Anglican thought and life and respectful of diverse traditions in theology, liturgy and spirituality. Learn more at www.bexley.edu