From Seabury Western:
Diana Butler Bass and the Rev. Dr. William Sachs are the first recipients of Seabury Western Seminary’s Chabraja Fellowships, Robert Bottoms, Seabury’s interim dean and president announced today.
The fellowships are sponsored by a grant from The Nicholas and Eleanor Chabraja Foundation. Eleanor Chabraja has been a member of Seabury’s Board of Trustees since 2007. The fellowships will be awarded to innovative church leaders who will help Seabury to reshape theological education in response to the changing needs of the 21st century church.
Bass will lead what she described as a “floating thinking tank” on the changing nature of religion and theological education that will meet four to six times in cities across the country. She will also provide leadership for a major conference on the future of the church. Sachs will teach a course on church history and participate in Seabury’s partnership with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Both will consult with Bottoms and other leaders at Seabury.