Thank you!


Photo: The road to Msalato Theological College from Dodoma

We have reached our fundraising goal, and are ready to fly to Tanzania this Tuesday, August 21!! We want to thank all of our exceptionally generous donors whose gifts will allow us to teach and serve in Tanzania!  We have been struck by just how much support we received not only financially but also in offers of counsel, prayers, and encouragement.  Thank you!

Supporting Parishes and Schools

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church Williamsburg, VA
Christ Episcopal Church Luray, VA
Grace Episcopal Church Alexandria, VA
St. Clement’s By The Sea Episcopal Church San Clemente, CA
St. David’s Episcopal Church Glenview, IL
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Alexandria, VA
St. Paul’s Parish (Episcopal) K Street, Washington, DC
Virginia Theological Seminary Alexandria, VA



Anonymous Arlington, VA
Anonymous Arlington, VA
Anonymous Alexandria, VA
Anonymous Ashburn, VA
Anonymous Alexandria, VA
Anonymous Richmond, VA
Anonymous Arlington, VA
Anonymous Annandale, VA
Lucky Ajueyitsi Washington, DC
Robert Armidon Falls Church, VA
Charles Bauer Williamsburg, VA
Lowell and Karen Baughan Luray, VA
Paul Bellantoni Springfield, VA
Barbara Blakistone Chantilly, VA
Bookout Family Foundation Houston, TX
Ralph and Catherine Braun Washington, DC
Nevin Brown Washington, DC
Canterbury Student Ministry, Bruton Parish Church Williamsburg, VA
Roy and Pat Byrd Alexandria, VA
Freewill Offering, Christ Episcopal Church Luray, VA
Michelle Cox Alexandria, VA
Tommy Crabtree Alexandria, VA
Fr. Patrick Crerar San Clemente, CA
John Cunningham Odenton, MD
Louise Curry Glenview, IL
Fr. Lane Davenport Washington, DC
Edie Davis College Park, MD
Tyler Doherty Alexandria, VA
Jospeh L and Claudine G Donovan Alexandria, VA
Robert and Katherine Eikel Alexandria, VA
Tom and Bridget Frank Glenview, IL
Richard and Miriam Frick Waukegan, IL
Charlotte Gillespie Accokeek, MD
Mission Committee, Grace Episcopal Church Alexandria, VA
Susan Granum Washington, DC
Gary Greene Hagerstown, MD
Barbara  Hicks Fairfax, VA
Nicholas Hoelker Richmond, VA
Graham and Susan Jackson Northfield, IL
Dick and Louise Johnson Glenview, IL
Jane Johnson Wilmington, NC
John and Lyle Jorgenson Prospect Heights, IL
Connie Karagas Des Plaines, IL
Pattie Kindsvater Falls Church, VA
Ann Korky Alexandria, VA
Julia Kriz Bethesda, MD
Phillip Kronstein Bethesda, MD
Matt Leddicotte Washington, DC
James and Carol Locher McMurray, PA
Marilyn and Bill Locher Johnstown, PA
Debbie and John Lowe Glenview, IL
Helen Lowe Columbia, IL
Nancy Macklin Alexandria, VA
Florence Mallett Washington, DC
David and Meg McDonald Glenview, IL
Meg McDonald Glenview, IL
Paul McKee Washington, DC
Kay McKelvey Johnstown, PA
Chris Mixter and Linna Barnes Chevy Chase, MD
Calvin Morrow Washington, DC
Lonn and Jan Myers Glenview, IL
Dcn. Kyle Oliver Alexandria, VA
David Parker McLean, VA
Allen Payne Arlington, VA
Melissa Pedersen Glenview, IL
Gayle and Diane Pennel Wheeling, IL
Fr. Peter Pham Washington, DC
Mark Pierzhcala and Leslie Cross Rockville, MD
Raymond Plante Washington, DC
Eleanor Reed Arlington, VA
Jean and Lucy-Lee Reed Arlington, VA
Sylvia Rortvedt Arlington, VA
Karen and Paul Rosensteel Duncansville, PA
Bill and Liz Ryon Springfield, VA
David and Ann Schnorrenberg Chevy Chase, MD
Art and Jan Sherman Northbrook, IL
Mary Anne and Matt Simon McMurray, PA
Fr. Graham Smith Jerusalem, Israel
Freewill Offering, St. David’s Episcopal Church Glenview, IL
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Alexandria, VA
Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, St. Paul’s Parish Washington, DC
Outreach Endowment, St. Paul’s Parish Washington, DC
Marcia Stanford Washington, DC
Svantje Swider Washington, DC
Colin and Karin Tooze Arlington, VA
John Uhrig Washington, DC
Freewill Offering, Virginia Theological Seminary Alexandria, VA
Virginia Theological Seminary Alexandria, VA
Janet Wamsley Arlington, VA
Tom and Amy Wattley Glenview, IL
Constance Watts Falls Church, VA
Penelope Wilhelm Fairfax, VA
Linda Wilkinson Centreville, VA
Jim Winget Bentonville, VA
Victoria Winn Alexandria, VA
C.B. Wooldridge Washington, DC
Nancy Work Bethesda, MD
Sarah Zygmunt Washington, DC


Author: Benjamin Locher

Benjamin Locher grew up with his parents and two younger brothers in Johnstown, Pa, about an hour and a half east of Pittsburgh. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., with a degree in government and a minor in Information Systems. It was there that he met and fell in love with his joyful, sweet, beautiful and a only a slight-bit crazy red-headed wife, Elizabeth. They met at the Canterbury Episcopal Ministry and first really got to know each other during a mission trip to Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. After graduating, Ben worked as an Information Technology consultant for CGI Federal in Fairfax, VA and then as a web developer for the action-tank American Solutions, in Washington D.C. Today, he works for SRA International as a web developer at the General Accountability Office, a wing of the U.S. Congress. Ben is a member of St. Paul’s Parish on K Street in Washington, DC, where he is an altar server and ward secretary of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. He is looking forward to the chance to get out of his comfort zone and share the love of Christ in a more particular way, though he is wondering if his deadpan sarcasm will translate into Swahili!


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