Welcome to SIM’s website—where Episcopal seminarians, alumni, donors and those who understand the importance of investing in future leadership for The Episcopal Church come together. SIM is deeply committed to the future of The Episcopal Church and the leaders to shape that future. The well-educated, well-trained and well-formed ordained clergy, for whom
I never thought I would be a priest.
I didn’t grow up going to church, and
when faith became important to me,
I was committed to my career in the
business world. God’s very active work
in my life became increasingly evident as
I transitioned from a life-consuming
career, to stay at home mom, back to
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ALOHA! SIM Alumni & Seabury-Western graduate, Robert "Moki" Hino, the initial recipient of the Edward R. Cunningham Named Scholarship, has been a strong supporter of SIM since his 2005 graduation from the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston IL. Executive Director Tom Moore joined with Fr. Lowry to express SIM’s gratitude for the check from Moki’s parish.
An initiative has begun for the support of high potential candidates for ordination in The Episcopal Church between The Society for the Increase of Ministry (SIM) and the Mercer Fund of the Diocese of Long Island (Mercer Fund). These are the two major sources of need-based scholarship aid for Episcopal seminarians other than aid offered by the seminaries themselves.
SIM has set a course for the 21st century that requires unprecedented change in its organization and structure in order to remain faithful to its ministry set forth in 1857: “The object of this corporation shall be to furnish means for the education of candidates for holy orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States.”