Reframing the Conversation:
Going Deeper to Build the Beloved Community

A Preaching Workshop at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle
led by The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 2022, 10 A.M.–2:30 P.M., in person at the cathedral or online via Zoom. 



After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. If you choose to participate online via Zoom, a link will be sent to you in advance of the event.

Download a pdf flyer for this event here

PLEASE NOTE:  Proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID test (professionally-administered PCR test in the previous 72 hours) will be checked at the entrance. Those without proof of vaccination or negative test will not be admitted. Masks must be worn at all times while indoors.

About the workshop

Clergy and preachers are invited to attend this special one-day workshop offered by The Right Reverend Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows. Whether talking about dismantling White supremacy or debating “critical race theory,” opportunities for speaking about and building Beloved Community abound. We will delve into the baptismal imperative for dismantling systemic racism and its roots in faithful Christian witness.

The workshop is underwritten by Saint Mark’s Cathedral Leffler Endowment Fund and a grant from the Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia. Advance registration is required. Fee: $10. Scholarships available. In-person attendance includes lunch.

About the facilitator

Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows, a native of New York City, holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture with a minor in urban studies from Smith College, an M.A. in historic preservation planning from Cornell University, and an M.Div. degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) in 1997. Before being elected bishop in 2016, she served in the Dioceses of Newark, Central New York and Chicago. She is the first black woman to be elected a diocesan bishop in the Episcopal Church.

Bishop Jennifer’s expertise includes historic preservation of religious buildings, stewardship and development, race and class reconciliation, and spiritual direction. She is an accomplished distance runner and triathlete and a passionate chef and baker. She and her husband, Harrison Burrows, are parents to Timothy.

A defining experience of her ministry came when she found herself near the World Trade Center the morning of September 11, 2001. In the midst of a fearful situation, her own faith and that of others who sought shelter alongside her gave her a renewed perspective of faith vanquishing fear. “The Episcopal Church teaches me that the world is filled with incredible beauty and unspeakable pain and that God is deeply in the midst of it all loving us fiercely,” she says.

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