Episcopal Names New Trustee Emeritus and Honorary Trustees

The Rev. Adam Greene, Head of School, hosted a special Board of Trustees dinner in the Berg Gallery of the Munnerlyn Center for Worship and Fine Arts on Tuesday, May 14. At the dinner three trustees were honored for their service and dedication to the school with honorary and emeritus designations, which are the highest honors awarded to members of the Episcopal community.

Stephen D. Busey was named Trustee Emeritus. Steve has served as an Episcopal Trustee and Chancellor of the school since 1981. Chairman of Smith Hulsey & Busey, Steve’s expertise in litigation and bankruptcy has been nationally recognized. Florida Super Lawyers has named him one of the top 100 lawyers in the state of Florida, and he has been listed for years in Best Lawyers in America.

Steve has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the school for more than 30 years, guiding the school as its Chancellor and as a keeper for the school’s founding charter. He has also served as Chancellor and Senior Warden of St. John’s Cathedral. His children, Brooks ’95 and Durell Busey Myers ‘99, are Episcopal alumni, and Steve is the grandfather of Scott Busey ‘23. In addition to donating his professional and personal time for so many years, Steve has contributed to the school for decades and is a lifetime leadership donor.

Jackie Jennings Busse was named an Honorary Trustee. While on the Board of Trustees (2013-2018), she served as a member of the Buildings & Grounds Committee, the Admissions Committee, and the Marketing Committee. Jackie served at three Episcopal partner schools for more than 25 years, and most recently served as Head of School for Beaches Episcopal School from 2001-2013, and during her tenure moved the school forward with exceptional advances in facilities, technology and curriculum. Under her leadership Hope Hall was constructed on the BES campus with the school’s The Future is Now capital campaign. Jackie was also a member of the Vestry at St. John’s Cathedral, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for The Cathedral School. She is a leadership donor to Episcopal and has contributed annually for many years. Jackie is also a parent of alumni. Her late daughter Allison Jennings, was a member of the Class of 1991; her stepson Mark Busse graduated in 1987, and her stepdaughter Katie Busse Woodliff graduated in 1990.

Luther F. “Luke” Sadler was named an Honorary Trustee. Luke served on the Board of Trustees from 1999-2007. He was a member of the Finance, Admissions, Nominating and Executive Committees of the Board. Luke has also served as Chairman of the Corporation Section of the Florida Bar Association, a board member for MOCA Jacksonville and for Episcopal Children’s Services, and as General Counsel for the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Luke is a lifetime leadership donor to the school and has contributed at a leadership level annually for 20 years. His ties to Episcopal span three generations: his father served on the school’s original Board of Trustees, and his daughters are alumni. Luke’s daughter Anna Sadler Mann is a member of the Class of 2008, and his daughter Cate is a member of the Class of 2005.