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This month YTi begins its series on faculty and staff perceptions and reflections on their experiences with the YTI Summer Academy.

The Reverend Ellen Echols Purdum
Assistant Dean of Student Life and Spiritual Formation

How did you first become involved with YTI?

 I first got connected through my former work at the Fund for Theological Education, another organization supported by Lilly Endowment.  Beth asked me to lead a workshop when I arrived at Candler in 2010.


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