Discerning a 21st Century Call to the

Ancient Order of Priesthood

September 20 – 22, 2018

Dallas, Texas

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Add to My Calendar 2018-09-20 15:00:00 2018-09-22 13:00:00 America/Chicago Radical Vocation Conference If you are interested in learning more about the ancient order of the priesthood as a 21st Century calling, we invite you to join us this September. https://radvoco.org Dallas, Texas Communion Partners info@radvoco.org


The Most Reverend Justin Welby

Justin Welby

Archbishop of Canterbury
Canterbury, England UK

Stanley Hauerwas

Duke Divinity School
Durham, North Carolina USA

Oliver O’Donovan

The University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland UK

Ephraim Radner

Wycliffe College
Toronto, Ontario CA

N.T. Wright

University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland UK

Catherine Sider-Hamilton

Assistant Professor in New Testament and Greek
Wycliffe College

St. Matthews Anglican, Riverdale

Toronto, Ontario


The Rev. Dr. Catherine Sider-Hamilton is Assistant Professor in New Testament and Greek at Wycliffe College in the University of Toronto, and Priest-in-Charge, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Riverdale.

Concerning her own vocation, he writes, “I have been given the wonderful opportunity to serve both in parish ministry and in the academy—to be a ‘scholar-priest’. It’s a joy for me (if also a challenge, in terms of sheer workload and the current ideological pressures on the church). Parish ministry helps keep my scholarship and teaching grounded in Christ and his people, and teaching and writing feed into preaching and pastoral ministry in a way that I have found rich and life-giving.”

She is fascinated by the way the church—and Israel—reads its scriptures, and seeks to work at the intersection of biblical studies and theology, taking seriously the historical claim of the scriptures and at the same time their witness and function as Word of God.

Recent publications include the newly-released The Death of Jesus in Matthew: Innocent Blood and the End of Exile (Cambridge University Press, 2017), and a book in the works on women’s interpretation of Paul (working title Paul and Women through the Ages, jointly authored with Marion Taylor), as well as a co-edited volume of essays on Francis Watson’s Gospel Writing and Fourfold Gospel (LNTS), among other reflections on the life of the church and the role of women.

All session by Catherine Sider-Hamilton

The Rev. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

Associate Rector
All Saints Church
Chevy Chase, Maryland


The Rev. Nathaniel (“Nate”) Jung-Chul Lee has served as the Associate Rector at All Saints Chevy Chase since 2015, where he especially enjoys his work in Christian Education and Mission & Outreach. During that time he has also taught as an adjunct at Loyola University (Baltimore, MD) and Nashotah House Seminary (WI). He is currently completing work toward his Ph.D. at Baylor University, having graduated from Duke Divinity School. While at Duke, Nate worked as the Research Associate for Stanley Hauerwas and helped edit two books: Working with Words and War and the American Difference. He has published in Political Theology, The Trinity Journal, and The Living Church. His wife, Janna, and his one-year-old son, Ezekiel, are the best things that ever happened to him.

All session by Nathaniel Jung-Churl Lee

Dr. Wesley Hill

Wesley Hill

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Trinity School for Ministry
Ambridge, Pennsylvania


Wesley Hill is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality (Zondervan, second edition 2016), Paul and the Trinity: Persons, Relations, and the Pauline Letters (Eerdmans, 2015), and Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian (Brazos, 2015). A contributing editor at Comment magazine, he writes regularly for Christianity Today, First Things, The Living Church, and other publications, including SpiritualFriendship.org which he co-founded.


  • B.A., Wheaton College, IL
  • M.A., Durham University, UK
  • Ph.D., Durham University, UK

All session by Wesley Hill

Dr. Elisabeth Kincaid

Elisabeth Rain Kincaid

Assistant Professor of Moral Theology
Aquinas Institute of Theology
St. Louis, Missouri


Elisabeth Rain Kincaid is an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the Aquinas Institute of Theology. She holds a Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, an M.T.S. from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and a B.A. in English and History from Rice University. Her dissertation, entitled “‘In a Prudent Way and Without Rashness’: Reclaiming Francisco Suárez’s Theories of Legal Engagement” focuses on retrieving constructive approaches to legal engagement for contemporary Christians. Her research interests include natural law theory, the intersections of law and theology, questions of work and vocation, and theological approaches to business ethics. She also has practiced as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer and served as a graduate campus minister.


  • Ph.D. in Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
  • M.T.S., Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University
  • B.A. in English and History, Rice University

All session by Elisabeth Rain Kincaid

Joey Royal

Joey Royal

Arthur Turner Training School

Iqaluit, Nunavut CA
(Canadian Arctic)


The Rev. Joey Royal is a priest living in the Canadian Arctic. Having previously served as a parish priest in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, he now lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut where he serves as Director of the Arthur Turner Training School. He is married to Jennifer and they have a son named Benjamin.

All session by Joey Royal

Matthew Boulter

Matthew Boulter

Associate Rector
Christ Church
Tyler, Texas


The Rev. Matt Boulter is a wayfarer from Texas who sometimes thinks he’s traveling down the right path. He is an Episcopal priest and PhD student at the National University of Ireland / Maynooth University. His hobbies include reading, running, drinking, smoking, and hanging out with his three brown-eyed girls.

Fr. Boulter is the associate rector at Christ Church in Tyler, Texas. His primary responsibility is the planting, nurturing, and development of Christ Church South (the second campus of Christ Church), which opened for public worship on December 4, 2016.

His academic work focuses primarily on the teaching of two philosophy classes per semester at the University of Texas at Tyler, as well as work on his dissertation, The Theology of History in St. Bonaventure, which will focus on the Habilitationschrift of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI). Matt also blogs at religiocity.org.

All session by Matthew Boulter

Samira Page

Founder and Executive Director
Gateway of Grace

Dallas, Texas


The Rev. Dr. Samira Izadi Page is the founder and executive director of Gateway of Grace, an outreach ministry to refugees, many of whom are survivors of severe trauma. Her organization helps refugees start over with donated furniture, pocket money, groceries, baby showers, job assistance, language lessons, and more. Most important, perhaps, Gateway trains volunteers and churches to adopt refugee families, the point where friendships form and integration begins.

Raised a Muslim in Iran, Samira found her way to the United States after a difficult trek escaping unrest from revolution and war at home. Arriving in Texas, a local church showed them unique kindness and generosity and soon became a second family. Today, her experiences help her not only to serve people displaced by war, famine, political turmoil, and natural calamities; but also to raise up churches and individuals to meet the needs of refugees despite their background, culture, or religious affiliation.

All session by Samira Page

Matthew Burdette

Curate, Good Shepard Episcopal Church

Dallas, Texas


The Rev. Dr. Matthew Burdette is a curate at Church of the Good Shepherd in Dallas, serves as Associate Director of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, and he contributes regularly to the Living Church magazine.

Matt is helping to lead the Pleasant Grove Episcopal Renewal Project, which is a partnership between Church of the Good Shepherd and Church of Our Saviour in Pleasant Grove aimed at renewing Episcopal church mission in the neighborhood, giving a struggling churches and local families a second chance to flourish. Matt and other leaders of the project are working to open an Episcopal middle school in Pleasant Grove.

He studied at General Theological Seminary, and earned a PhD in Theology at the University of Aberdeen, researching the political eschatologies of Robert W. Jenson and James H. Cone. Matt is interested in the Christian doctrine of God, the theology of culture, and the tradition of Christian socialism. He is married to his lifelong friend Evie.

All session by Matthew Burdette

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who is interested in thinking about and celebrating ordained ministry; for any who have a burden for proclaiming Christ to a lost and broken world in need of healing and redemption. This conference was conceived as a place to have a conversation about what this looks like in the Anglican tradition, and to give missional, Gospel-burdened young adults a space in which to reflect on their vocation, i.e. calling. In short, this conference is an opportunity for you to consider whether God is calling you to a life of dynamic ministry in the great tradition of the ancient Church. You do not at all need to be an Anglican to come to this conference. All are strongly encouraged to attend. Seasoned clergy are especially encouraged to come, and to bring along young men and women who may be inspired to think about their own vocation.

‘Anglicanism’ describes the distinct theological tradition which arose out of the Church of England after the Reformation. Anglicanism is most definitely indebted to the Reformation for its commitment to the Word of God and proclaiming the grace of God given to us in Jesus Christ, but is somewhat unusual among the Reformation churches in retaining many of the characteristics of the ancient church, such as liturgy, sacraments, and the three-fold ministry of bishop, priest, and deacon. The Anglican Communion is the third-largest communion of churches worldwide (behind only the Roman Catholics and the Eastern Orthodox) and has a historic commitment to taking the Gospel to the least and to the lost, even to the ends of the earth. To become Anglican is to find oneself in the great tradition of the Church, in communion with the Christians of the first century, and in fellowship with a wonderfully diverse body of Christians across the globe today. To learn more, visit http://www.anglicancommunion.org/

The priesthood is undoubtedly a hard life. And it truly is a radical vocation, permanently changing your identity and asking you to give all for the sake of Christ and his Church. But for those who are hearing the call to the ministry of Word and Sacrament, the only way to find peace and gratification is to embrace that calling and be what the Holy Spirit is calling you to be. There’s simply nothing better than sharing in the ministry of Jesus Christ, the great shepherd of the sheep, watching his flock flourish and grow in his love and grace. If this resonates with you, you owe it to Christ, his Church, and yourself to spend a season in discernment with the Church. This conference is an unprecedented opportunity to begin to do just that. Join us for what is sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Who knows, it just may change your life.

That’s more than ok. If you want to be used by God to bring the Gospel to those who need it, we want you to join us, regardless of your level of education. Formation comes after discernment. For now, we invite you to listen, to pray, to ponder. This conference is for all ages and stages of life and ministry, whether you’re discerning your own calling, or you’re already in full-time ministry and interested in bringing along and encouraging those at the beginning stages.

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Would you like to sponsor this event, sponsor a breakout session, or set up an exhibit table at the RADVO 2018 conference event?


Sponsor/Exhibitor Check-In and Set Up

8 am - Noon

Attendee Registration

2 - 4 pm

Meet & Greet/Reception

4 pm

Opening Evensong in the Church

Archbishop Justin Welby, preacher
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, officiant

5 pm


Dr. Stanley Hauerwas
Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics
Duke Divinity School

6 pm

Contemporary Eucharist in Ascension Chapel

Bishop Greg Brewer, Central Florida, celebrant
Bishop Stephen Andrews, Principal of Wycliffe College, preacher

8:30 am


The Rev. Canon Dr. Oliver O’Donovan

10 am

Breakout Session 1

• Samira Page
• Joey Royal
• Wesley Hill

11:15 am

On-Site Lunch

12: 15 pm

Logos Presentation in the Great Hall

12:45 pm


The Rev. Dr. Ephraim Radner

1:30 pm

Breakout Session 2

• Matthew Burdette
• Catherine Sider-Hamilton
• Paul Wheatley

2:45 pm

Breakout Session 3

• Elisabeth Kincaid
• Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee
• Matthew Boulter

3:45 pm

Contemporary Evensong in Ascension Chapel

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon,
Secretary General of the Anglican Communion, preacher

5 pm


The Rt. Rev. N.T. Wright

9 am

Panel Discussion

10 am

Closing Eucharist in the Church

• Celebrant: Bishop Lloyd Allen, Honduras
• Preacher: Bishop John Bauerschmidt, Tennessee

11 am


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