Profiles in Spirituality: The Trinity Forum Academy


Any large estate on the Eastern Shore that is as remote and beautiful as Royal Oak’s Osprey Point can always count on local rumors about what goes on behind closed doors there. With the comings and goings of people like former Attnory General Ed Meese or former Vice President Dick Cheney, the 16-acre center has conjured up its fair share of gossip, ranging from being a secret conservative think tank to other, less original conspiratorial operations.

But the reality of the goals and objectives of the Trinity Forum Academy at Osprey Point turns out to be far more interesting  and far more complex than those kinds of wild guesses.

For thirteen years, the Academy has used this remote campus for what might be the most intensive one-year leadership program in the United States.  Each year, the the TFA selects only twelve fellows, whose qualifications would be on par with the likes of a Rhodes scholar, to take a very early sabbatical from their professional lives for personal, spiritual, and intellectual development. And while the foundation of the Academy has been based on faith-based problem-solving, the transformational experience of its graduates does not translate into political or religious ideology, but rather unique skills for creative thinking.

One of the founders and board chair of the Academy, Annapolis businessman, and former Democratic State Delegate, Bob Kramer, sat down with the Spy last week to talk about the program and what actually goes on behind the doors at Osprey Point.

This video is approximately eight minutes in length

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