The National Association of Episcopal Schools is delighted to welcome The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, D.Min. and Mr. Lawrence Sampleton to the NAES Governing Board. Bishop Ahrens serves as Bishop Suffragan for The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut. Mr. Sampleton is Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. NAES looks forward to the unique perspectives and skills that they each bring to the board.
Bishop Laura Ahrens was consecrated in June of 2007 and serves as the Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. Laura is passionate about engaging ministry in the local context, and especially so in schools. One of her greatest joys is sharing the fullness of this faithful life of a disciple/apostle of The Good News. Laura enjoys working with parishes, schools, and other worshiping communities as they seek to enhance their life of discipleship, nurturing their spiritual lives and engagement with scripture. Linking this discipleship with ministries of being sent out into the world as apostles to share the Good News is the primary focus of her ministry. Like breathing in and breathing out, we need to embrace both our discipleship and our apostleship to live into our new life in Jesus Christ.
Lawrence Sampleton serves as Associate Head of School for Enrollment Management and Financial Aid at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX. At St. Stephen’s, Lawrence oversees the entire recruitment and admission process, recruiting students from all over the world, including the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, as well as the United States. Sampleton has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Secondary School Admission Testing Board, and as Director of Admission and Financial Aid for the Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical Foundation. A former tight end in the National Football League, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins.
For more information and a full list of members of the NAES Governing Board, please visit the Governing Board page here.