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Seminary Field Education--Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX
Our Seminarians:  Ms. Corrie Cabes and Ms. Lissie Rhoton.  

Corrie Cabes, a native of Bethany, Oklahoma, graduated from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX and is a senior in the Master of Divinity program at Seminary of the Southwest.  She is married to Richard Cabes, an IT services manager, and they have two children, Clay and Olivia. 

In the Diocese of Fort Worth, she served as children and youth minister and school chaplain at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church and School for five years. Corrie has a passion for intergenerational ministry, such as Service Sunday, a prayer practice for all ages, where young and old and in between gather to make and deliver sack lunches for Union Gospel Mission of Tarrant County. She has a love for crafting creative, meaningful worship experiences such as the Good Friday family service, where adults and children participate in prayer stations--a different way of walking with Jesus on the road to the cross.

Corrie was chosen as a 2018 recipient of the St. John the Divine Entrepreneurial Leadership scholarship and has been selected to attend the summer Preaching Excellence Program at Virginia Theological Seminary. She is also involved in her local community and is a member of McCallum High School’s MACares, a group that provides support through McCallum’s counselors and the students they serve. Cabes is a semi-avid runner and loves music.


Lissie is currently attending the Seminary of the Southwest to obtain a Diploma of Anglican Studies. She comes to us from Waco, TX, where she has lived with her husband, Chris, for the past ten years. Chris has remained in Waco as a Grant Writer at Meals on Wheels, while Lissie completes her year-long diploma program. They now have three beautiful cats, Riza, May, and Alphonse. Lissie has worked in Early Childhood Education in the past and as an advocate for uninsured patients at Providence Hospital in need of Medicaid or other financial assistance. Lissie's particular areas of interest and continued formation are pastoral care, outreach, and racial reconciliation within the church. She enjoys quilting, crocheting, and arts and crafts of many kinds.


Lissie graduated from Shorter University in Rome, GA with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She received her Master of Divinity degree in Missions and World Christianity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in Waco, TX. 

From the Seminary of the Southwest course catalog:

In consultation with the Director of Field Education, students are assigned to a specific parish under the supervision of the parish clergy. Ordinarily, this parish assignment will be the same for both middler and senior years. The emphasis in this first year of field work is on gaining a broad exposure to the people, culture and ministry of the assigned parish and to develop, in conjunction with the supervisor, a lay committee that will meet with the student during the senior year. Students continue their assignments in specific parishes as they develop their ministerial identity and competencies. In addition to participating in various aspects of church leadership and congregational life, students focus on the preaching and teaching ministries of the church. learning agreement for the year, a parish Lay Committee that meets monthly.

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