Washington, DC, June 29, 2005
Director for New Center for Christian Formation
Cathedral College Appoints Director for the New Center for Christian Formation
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Wayne Whitson Floyd, Ph.D. has joined the staff of the Cathedral College of Washington National Cathedral as the first director of its Center for Christian Formation.
Dr. Floyd also works with the Christian Formation Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and serves as liaison between the Cathedral College and the diocesan Commission on Ministry. His special interests include the vocational diaconate, baptismal ministries of the laity, and supporting religious educators in their roles in the church.
Most recently Dr. Floyd served as Canon Theologian for the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia, and as Director of its Anglican Center for Theology and Spirituality. Prior to his work in southern Virginia, he spent ten years as a lay theologian in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania.
Dr. Floyd holds a M.Div. and Ph.D. in systematic theology from Emory University. He has taught at the Episcopal seminary in Sewanee, Tennessee, the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and Dickinson College.
An editor and published author, Dr. Floyd is a well-known scholar of the theology of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He is married to the Rev. Dr. Nancy Lee Jose, rector of St. Thomas’ Parish in Washington, D.C.
Under Dr. Floyd’s leadership, the newly established Center will be grounded in three key activities.
- Seekers’ Circle will help meet the needs of young adults looking for relevance and meaning in their spiritual lives, as well as serve adult Christians in the midst of crucial turning points in their lives.
- Lay Academy will offer a weekly Dean’s Forum; evening and weekend courses; residential conferences on a variety of faith issues; the essentials of Anglicanism; ecumenical and interfaith initiatives; Biblical studies; and discussions about environmental concerns and other compelling topics of the day.
- Leadership Institute will identify emerging leaders and provide renewal for lay and clergy leaders of congregations and dioceses, along with civic leaders, to encourage lives of reconciliation and radical hospitality.
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