The Rev. Dr. Philip Linder, Class of 1985, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He had previously served at Grace Church, Long Island; St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta; Holy Trinity, Atlanta; Trinity Cathedral, Columbia; and St. John’s, Versailles, Kentucky. He had retired to Charleston with his wife Ellen, after 30 years in full-time parish ministry, to be close to family and grandchildren.
“Although I did not anticipate another call to parish ministry,” Linder said gratefully, “I am both honored and very excited to have been called to St. Mark’s, an historic Black Episcopal church with a proud history, acceptance of diversity, and a strong desire to grow in mission and ministry in the name of Jesus Christ!”