Sharing Stories about

Baptismal Living with

Lisa Kimball and Tricia Lyons


Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM EDT
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This is an online event via Zoom. 
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Julie Lytle 
Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley Seabury Seminary 



Well recognized across the church, Lisa Kimball and Tricia Lyons visibly claim their baptismal calls in their life together, their commitments in the church, their professional roles, and the relationships they cultivate. They share a belief that never in our lifetimes have our baptismal renunciations and affirmations mattered more than now. Their presentations emphasize that healthy societies need rites of passage and see Baptism not as an event but a continuing process of development - a beginning that has no end in which something actually happens that changes us forever.  They will share their stories as a baptized lay person and a baptized priest as well as a couple committed to the marriage of faith formation and evangelism. 

Elisabeth Kimball, PhD is the Associate Dean of Lifelong Learning and the James Maxwell Professor Chair of Lifelong Christian Formation at Virginia Theological Seminary. She has focused her teaching and research on lifelong, life-wide, and life-deep discipleship and Christian vocation in contemporary, global and post-institutional contexts. She is a passionate advocate for lay ministry, the full inclusion of all generations, digital literacy, and leaders who are confident teachers of the faith. In addition to frequent keynote presentations at diocesan conventions, clergy conferences, religious education guilds and networks, Dr. Kimball’s commitment to the wider church includes serving as Chair of the Standing Committee on Formation and Ministry of the Baptized; co-founding of the Episcopal Confirmation Collaborative; serving on the Way of Love resource development team; and being the Episcopal representative on the Journey to Baptismal Living faculty team writing an ecumenical rite for the catechumenate.

The Rev. Patricia Lyons, DMin teaches evangelism, works with the Lifelong Learning team, and serves as the Senior Advisor to the Dean for Evangelism Initiatives at Virginia Theological Seminary. She also directs the EvangelismFormationLab@VTS, a digital portal on YouTube and Facebook offering original content from the Seminary as well as thoughtful curation of resources in evangelism and formation for the wider church. Dr. Lyons was a lay chaplain and teacher of religion in Episcopal schools for 20 years before being ordained a priest and then serving parishes in Washington, DC, eventually serving as Canon for Evangelism in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. Currently, Tricia serves as a non-stipendiary priest at the Church of Saint Clement in Alexandria, VA., is a member of the Presiding Bishop’s Strategic Cabinet on Evangelism, and is one of the original writers of the “Way of Love.”


Melissa Rau serves as Director of Institutional Advancement at Bexley Seabury and has enjoyed more than twenty years of vocational ministry in Christian formation and education. She's currently pursuing her M.Div and discerning a call to the priesthood. She's a church consultant, a coach, and the host of For People with Bishop Rob Wright, the podcast.



Julie Anne Lytle, PhD is the force leading the launch of Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley Seabury Seminary as Director of the school's Distributive and Lifelong Learning Initiatives and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership. Best known for her mantra "Message, Method, then Media," she delights in finding ways to integrate theology, educational pedagogies, and contemporary media. Her goal is to ensure that people have access to the resources, education, and training they need to respond to God's call and live life abundantly. 


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Sharing Stories of Baptismal Living is designed to offer inspiration and support to all who seek to live lives reflective of their baptismal promises. These free, live, interactive, monthly web-based conversations occur monthly on the second Sunday, 6:30-7:30 pm ET. Our goal is to provide opportunities to explore how faithful people have found their faith and answered God’s call.  In the process, we hope to inspire and offer sustenance to all who seek to respond to God’s activity in their lives.

Pathways for Baptismal Living at Bexley Seabury Seminary provides resources that educate, form, and catalyze the Body of Christ to blaze new pathways for prophetic and pastoral service in response to God’s call.  The most current recording of Sharing Stories of Baptismal Living will be posted on the Pathways for Baptismal Living website here; Other recordings can be found on our Vimeo page here