Adam Lees

Adam comes to Pohick as the seminarian-in-residence for the 2020-21 school year. A Middler (2nd year of 3) at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria and self-described “hard-charging weirdo,” he hails from the Diocese of Alaska, having lived nearly the last seven years in Anchorage, the state’s largest city. Born and raised in Delray Beach, Fla., he moved to Virginia for college and lived here for seven years, obtaining a B.A. in French, Foreign Affairs, and Humanities from Hampden-Sydney College in Prince Edward County and a Masters in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He worked at the Victory Fund and Institute in Washington, D.C. before moving to Alaska where he has worked primarily in the financial services industry and in politics.

Adam grew up in the Episcopal Church and has been formed by and served in a large range of ministries from handbell choirs to altar guild, as a deputy and committee officer at General Convention (the central decision-making body of the church), and currently as Dean of the Southcentral Deanery in the Diocese of Alaska. He has a passion for the ministry of the laity and studying, reflecting on, and living by the Holy Scriptures. He also enjoys Celtic spirituality, good organ music, and talking to everyone at Coffee Hour.

During the school year, Adam lives on the VTS campus where he drinks too much coffee and plays with everyone’s dog as he cannot have pets in the dorm. He enjoys almost everything outdoors (even if he is not necessarily skilled at it), dipnetting for salmon in summer, anything history-related, singing Disney and Broadway songs (however poorly), and pretty much every kind of food. He is excited for his time at Pohick and cannot wait to meet you.