There are two organized groups on the St. Vladimir's campus, offering a wide range of programs and activities for seminarian wives and women students.
The St. Juliana Society, formed to support future clergy wives, plans a variety of events with a range of speakers who cover topics that have been suggested by former graduates and 2nd- and 3rd-year student wives. Meetings are on alternate Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. generally at the home of our Chancellor and his wife, Fr. Chad and Mat. Thekla Hatfield. Fall 2014 speakers include Mother Ivonne from the San Miguel Del Lago, Hogar Rafael Ayau Orphanage in Guatemala, and Kh. Krista West of Portland, OR, author of a book on liturgical vestments.
"I remember what it was like being a young clergy wife, clueless as to what was expected of me and how to deal with the challenges of parish and mission life," notes Matushka Thekla. "With the help of my student planners, we create a venue for questions about what happens after seminary, and try to equip wives with the tools they will need."
The second group, a more general Women's Group, is specifically aimed at facilitating events that encourage fun and fellowship for all the women on campus, whether they be staff, faculty wives, or students. Movie nights, "mom's night out," cooking classes, game nights, and other creative special activities, draw the women together for times of relaxation and fellowship.