The Rev. Melissa Zuber Hollerith ‘80, chairwoman of the religion department and chaplain of the upper school at St. Christopher’s School in Richmond, Virginia, was invited to attend a welcoming event held at the White House for Pope Francis, all because of a short note of gratitude. See http://richmondmagazine.com/news/gratitudes/ for more.
Melissa is one of three Episcopal alumni who now serve as Episcopal priests. Here's a touching connection to her alma mater: on her office wall at St. Christopher's hangs a mother-to-daughter gift of a framed watercolor of Episcopal's Lews Family Chapel of the Good Shepherd.