Janine Dailey Named Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Janine DaileyEpiscopal Divinity School announces the recent appointment of Janine Dailey as the school’s vice president of institutional advancement. Dailey began her appointment in May 2016.

“We are very happy to have Janine with us at EDS,” said Interim President and Dean the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro (EDS ’96). “She has wide and diverse experience in fundraising, program development, and education, and I know that she will be critical in leading development efforts for the school, and strengthening ties with our alumni/ae.”

Dailey has more than fifteen years of experience in fundraising and development in both academia and community-based, nonprofit organizations. She earned an MA in counseling psychology from Boston College, an MBA from the Graduate School of Management at Simmons College, and is currently pursuing an MDiv degree at Andover Newton Theological School. She also serves on the ministerial staff at St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cambridge, MA, and is the director of liturgical dance for the New England Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

“I am delighted to be here at Episcopal Divinity School,” said Dailey. “As EDS explores ways to best meet the educational and contextual needs of ministers, both ordained and lay, in the twenty-first century, I am excited to continue to foster ways to strengthen engagement and enthusiasm about the work we do to make a difference in the world.”

About Episcopal Divinity School

Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) is a progressive seminary and theological graduate school for lay and ordained leaders of all denominations. Committed to a mission of social justice and inclusive education and grounded in the Anglican tradition, EDS awards Masters’ degrees in Divinity and Theological Studies, Doctoral degrees in Ministry, and Certificates in Anglican Formation; Justice, Reconciliation, and Mission; and Christian Spiritualities for the Contemporary World.

EDS offers unparalleled flexibility in its programs. Students may complete their course of study as Traditional Learning students, in residence at the school’s historic Cambridge campus, or as Distributive Learning students, taking blended online classes and completing four weeks of intensive campus residency per year.

EDS graduates serve as lay and ordained ministers of The Episcopal Church as well as in other Christian denominations. They are also leaders in a variety of professions and industries, including non-profit executives, mental health professionals, social workers, community organizers, academics, artists, and writers, often in addition to their work as clergy or church leaders.

EDS is a member of the Boston Theological Institute, a consortium of eminent theological schools, seminaries, and departments of religion in the Boston area.

A seminary for The Episcopal Church, Episcopal Divinity School is grounded in the Anglican tradition and committed to growing in relationship with other Christian and faith traditions. Episcopal Divinity School is an academic community of biblical, historical, and theological inquiry that respects students as responsible learners with valuable experience, supports spiritual and ministerial formation, and provides tools for the life-long work of social and personal transformation.