The Very Rev. Martha J. Horne, dean and president of Virginia Theological Seminary, was the guest preacher on the third Sunday of Advent, December 17, 2000. The first woman to lead the institution, Dean Horne first taught at VTS in 1983 and also served as a priest in two Virginia parishes. She is also vice president of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Dean Horne received her doctor of divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School.