Author Archives: Jonathan Silver

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

GTS folk at the Consecration of the Diocese of Maryland’s new Bishop Suffragan (L to R): Bruce Parker ’84, Anna Noon ’10, Nick Szobota ’05, Annette Chappell ’03, Bp. Cook, Jesse Parker ’81, Barry Signorelli ’87, Mark Hansen ’85.

On September 6, 2014 Heather Elizabeth Cook (Class of 1987) was consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church and made Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland at a service at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Marcello Davitti ’75

IN MEMORIAM: Marcello Davitti ’75

The Rev. Marcello Davitti (Class of 1975) known as Archimandrite Mark, Dean of the Clergy of the Russian Orthodox Church in Italy, died last August.  His death was announced on August 20 by Archbishop Mark of Yegoryevsk, Administrator of the parishes of the Moscow Patriarchate in Italy.

Davitti was born in 1938 in Florence, Italy to one of the old families of the city. After completing his studies at the Gregorian University in Rome, he came to the United States.  Read more...

Two New Books from Chris Webber ’56

Two New Books from Chris Webber ’56

The Rev. Christopher Webber (Class of 1956) has two new books this fall. Webber is the author of more than two dozen books of history, theology, and poetry, has served parishes in New York and Connecticut and has also written several hymns. He moved to California a year ago and now assists at Incarnation and St. Luke’s, San Francisco.

 

Dear Friends: Letters of St. Paul to Christians in America is based on Paul’s epistles but redirects them to Washington instead of Rome, Californians instead of Corinthians, Texans instead of Galatians, and so on.  Read more...

Lee Crawford ’93 First Woman Candidate for Bishop in Central America

Lee Crawford ’93 First Woman Candidate for Bishop in Central America

The Rev. Canon Lee Alison Crawford (Class of 1993) stood for election as Bishop Diocesan of the Episcopal Anglican Church of El Salvador. While she came in second at the August 23 election in San Salvador, her candidacy was significant, as she was the first woman candidate for the episcopacy in the Province of the Anglican Church of the Region of Central America (the dioceses of Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Panama).  Read more...

Alumni Gathering 2014 Registration Now Open!

Alumni Gathering 2014 Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for this fall’s Alumni Gathering on the Close, Wednesday and Thursday, November 5 and 6, 2014.

The annual gathering is an opportunity for alumni to return to Chelsea Square for learning and worship, to reconnect with faculty and friends, and share all that has happened since your days at General.

This year’s Alumni Gathering will feature the highly anticipated Paddock Lectures which are titled, The How of Theology and Ministry by Prof.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: L. Howard Maltby ’87

IN MEMORIAM: L. Howard Maltby ’87

The Rev. L. Howard Maltby (Class of 1987) died August 30, 2014 surrounded by loving family members.

Maltby was born in 1956 in Miami, Florida, and received a B.A. in History from Florida International University, before receiving his M.Div. from General. He was ordained a Deacon at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Miami and ordained a Priest at St Martin’s in the Field, Pompano Beach, Florida.  Read more...

A New Call for David Sibley ’11

A New Call for David Sibley ’11

The Rev. David Sibley (Class of 2011) has been called as rector, Christ Church, Manhasset, New York. He has been priest-in-charge at Saint John’s Church, Brooklyn since June 2011.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Sibley received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Chemistry at Furman University before moving to New York and matriculating at General in 2008. While at General, Sibley served as a Seminarian at St.  Read more...

A New Call for Colin Chapman ’12

A New Call for Colin Chapman ’12

The Rev. Colin Chapman (Class of 2012) has been called as Associate Rector, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Westport, Connecticut. Since his graduation from General, Chapman has been serving as Curate at Christ’s Church, Rye, New York.

Chapman co-founded The General Theological Seminary initiative “GTS Digital Formation” with the Rev. Joseph P. Peters-Mathews, also Class of 2012. The mission of GTS Digital Formation is to help clergy and lay leaders throughout The Episcopal Church appreciate the theological foundations and effectiveness of social media and digital technology for gospel proclamation and ministry.  Read more...

A New Call for Cindy Stravers ’09

A New Call for Cindy Stravers ’09

The Rev. Cynthia A. Stravers, Class of 2009, has been called as Associate Rector, The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City.  She is currently assistant to the rector of St. Paul’s, Norwalk, Connecticut.

Before attending seminary, Stravers was the director of children and family ministries at her church in Michigan. She has done both masters and doctoral-level work in social psychology and taught at the college level.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Letitia Croom ’48

IN MEMORIAM: Letitia Croom ’48

The Rev. Letitia Croom (Class of 1948), Boise, Idaho and formerly of Nyssa, Oregon and Cove, Oregon, died July 29, 2014 at a Boise care center. She was 89, and died 40 years to the day after three retired bishops ordained the first 11 women who became Episcopal priests.

Decades before women got the opportunity, Letitia Croom dreamed of becoming a priest for The Episcopal Church.  Read more...

H. Milton Cole-Duvall, Jr. ’82 Wins Iowa Character Award

H. Milton Cole-Duvall, Jr. ’82 Wins Iowa Character Award

The Rev. H. Milton Cole-Duvall, Jr. (Class of 1982) was honored recently with the 2014 Iowa Citizen of Character Award in the Adult Category on August 1, 2014. This award recognizes Iowans who show good character, act on just morals and principles, and are outstanding citizens.

Cole-Duvall is a member of the West Des Moines School Board and has served on the Iowa Commission of Persons with Disabilities.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Bishop Andrew Wissemann ’53

IN MEMORIAM: Bishop Andrew Wissemann ’53

The Rt. Rev Andrew Frederick Wissemann (Class of 1953), the Sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, died at his home in Longmeadow, Massachusetts on Aug. 20, 2014.  He was also a former member of General’s Board of Trustees, and received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity in 1984.

Wissemann was born in 1928 in New York City and raised in Hartsdale, New York. He graduated from White Plains High School and Wesleyan University and attended Union Theological Seminary before receiving his Bachelor of Sacred Theology from General.  Read more...

A New Call for Carol Gadsden ’85

A New Call for Carol Gadsden ’85

The Rev. Carol D. Gadsden, Class of 1985, has been called as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Mamaroneck, New York, effective September 15, 2014. Currently the rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Sparta, New Jersey, she has served congregations in the dioceses of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

This call takes Gadsden full circle, returning her to Westchester County in the Diocese of New York, where she was sponsored for the priesthood by neighboring parish Christ’s Church, Rye, 32 years ago.  Read more...

A New Call for J. Carr Holland ’76

A New Call for J. Carr Holland ’76

The Rev. J. Carr Holland III (Class of 1976) is the new minister at the Siasconset Union Chapel, Siasconset, Massachusetts. He has previously served as Rector of Grace Church in Newark, St. Clement’s Church in Hawthorne, and St. Mark’s in Mendham, New Jersey. He has acted as the interim minister at St. Ambrose in Raleigh and St. Paul’s in Cary, North Carolina.

Carr earned his B.A.  Read more...

A New Call for Van Bankston ’11

A New Call for Van Bankston ’11

The Rev. Van A. Bankston (Class of 2011) has been called as rector to Church of the Good Shepherd and St. John the Evangelist in Milford, Pennsylvania. He previously served one year as assistant priest, following a 2-year curacy at Trinity Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Bankston is pleased to begin this new ministry serving the Diocese of Bethlehem.

Born in Mississippi, Bankston holds a bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Roger Scott Gray ’52

IN MEMORIAM: Roger Scott Gray ’52

The Very Rev. Roger Scott Gray, Class of 1952, Dean Emeritus of Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis died on July 1, 2014.

Dean Gray was born May 27, 1924 in Brooklyn, New York to the late William Albert and Laura Grace (Scott) Gray.

He attended Alexander Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York, and was also a graduate of Adelphi University in Garden City, New York, before attending General.  Read more...

A New Call for David Sellery ’92

A New Call for David Sellery ’92

The Rev. David Foster Sellery, Class of 1992, has been called as priest-in-charge of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, Connecticut effective August 1, 2014. Sellery previously served as Curate at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, from 1994 to 1999.  During that time he also served as Chaplain to St. Thomas Choir School, the world-renowned choir of boy choristers. From there he served as priest-in-charge at Saint Bartholomew’s in White Plains, New York and recently as rector at St.  Read more...