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Timothy grew up in Michigan, taught high school English in Chicago, and received his theological education at Yale Divinity School, Chicago Theology Seminary, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Atlanta, where he served as a school chaplain for four years before joining Episcopal High School in Alexandria as an Assistant Chaplain and theology teacher and director of service learning. He is deeply committed to the intersection of spirituality, justice, and education. Along with school chaplaincy, Timothy is involved in the Episcopal Church’s wider ministry of racial healing and reconciliation. He currently serves on the Presiding Bishop’s Executive Council Committee on Anti-Racism. His is part of an inter-religious marriage and has a baby daughter.
Dr. Leah Angell Sievers
Dr. Leah Angell Sievers teaches Upper School English at Collegiate School, where she is also the English Department's Curriculum Coordinator for Community Engagement Week and a junior-senior advisor. She earned her B.A. in Literature from Yale University, her Master's of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and her Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Graduate Fellow. Prior to joining the faculty at Collegiate, Dr. Angell Sievers worked at the Peddie School, the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance, the Virginia Holocaust Museum, Union Presbyterian Seminary, and the University of Richmond.
Mona Hafeez Siddiqui was born in Lahore, Pakistan, coming to Richmond with her family when she was four years old. She attended Chesterfield County Public Schools, majored in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies at UVA, and attended law school at the University of Maryland. Mona is Virginia’s Assistant Attorney General in the Division of Human Rights, and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration at the Wilder School at VCU, studying the intersection of immigration and Constitutional law. She is on the Virginia Governor's Commission for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and serves on the Virginia Asian Advisory Board. Mona lives in Midlothian with her family and volunteers at the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Leadership Metro Richmond, and the Virginia Poverty Law Center. She’s also involved with her local faith community in mobilizing Muslim community members into civic engagement opportunities.
The Reverend Dorothy A. White
Dorothy is the fourth of five children raised in a Christian home, and she was aware of her call to ministry at an early age. Dorothy received her BA in Sociology from the University of Tennessee, her MAT from Oral Roberts University, and her Doctor of Ministry degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Dorothy serves as School Chaplain as well as Teacher of Religion and Philosophy at St. Catherine's School, and also serves as a Priest Associate at St. John’s Episcopal. She represents St. Catherine’s School as a board member of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association.
Spring Conference: Interfaith Dialogue
April 24, 2019
St. Michael's School
10:30am - 3:30pm
Registration Deadline: 4:30 pm, Monday, April 23
St. Michael's School, Richmond, VA
In this panel discussion and workshop session, we will take a deep dive into interfaith dialogue. We will explore a variety of topics to help educators learn more about how to support our schools' missions. If you attended last year, don't worry, this will not be a repeat! Our panelists will address new topics and new questions.