New Preaching Awards for 2019

Rev. Dr. Sweeney and Bishop John Taylor present the award to recipient Mike Mischler.

The ten leading Episcopal seminaries have embraced the EPF’s new Preaching Excellence Award, which will be given annually at the leading Episcopal seminaries to the graduating seminarian chosen by the Dean and Faculty who has demonstrated the most improvement in preaching. Each winner receives a $1,000 check from the EPF. This year 8 well-earned awards were celebrated at Commencement and other ceremonies around the country. This new EPF program represents one more step toward shining the spotlight on preaching and its importance to a successful ministry. While several seminaries confer awards for “Best” Preacher, the EPF’s focus on “Most Improved” was welcomed as an honor that every senior can aspire to.