Author Archives: Jonathan Silver

A New Call for Michele Morgan, ‘04

A New Call for Michele Morgan, ‘04

The Rev. Michele Morgan, Class of 2004, began serving as Interim Rector of St. Mark’s, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2015. She attended General after a long stint in retail management. Arriving in New York in late August of 2001 her call to serve the people of God was formed by many things, most notably the terrorist attacks on September 11th.

Morgan has previously served a number of churches in Minnesota, including Stillwater, St.  Read more...

A New Call for Sam Smith ‘09

A New Call for Sam Smith ‘09

The Rev. Samuel J. Smith, Class of 2009, has been called to serve as Priest-in-Charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Stockbridge, MA. He previously served as Assistant Priest at St. Michael’s on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and prior to that was the Director of Programs for Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York. He also served as the Interim Priest at Holy Trinity in Manhattan, and as an assisting priest at the Cathedral Church of St.  Read more...

A New Call for Claire Nevin-Field ’06

A New Call for Claire Nevin-Field ’06

The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, Class of 2006, has been named the 21st Rector of St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia. Nevin-Field, who has served as Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s Church since 2006, will assume her responsibilities as rector on August 1, 2015.

Nevin-Field will be the first female rector in the church’s history. She succeeds the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, who has been named rector of St.  Read more...

A New Call for Rebecca Myers ’13

A New Call for Rebecca Myers ’13

The Rev. Rebecca Myers, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of The Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen in Newport, Pennsylvania. She celebrated her first Sunday there on June 28, 2015. Myers returns to the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania after serving in the Diocese of Lexington from August, 2013 through May, 2015.

Myers previously served as Priest-in-Charge, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, Kentucky, while also putting her former experience as a social worker leading non-profits to work as Executive Director of St.  Read more...

A New Call for David Fleenor ’06

A New Call for David Fleenor ’06

The Rev. David Fleenor, Class of 2006, has been called as the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Ranked as one of the country’s leading health systems, Mt. Sinai is comprised of seven hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Fleenor concludes nine years of service at the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network where he held several roles. His most recent was as Senior Director of Chaplaincy Services and CPE, in which he oversaw chaplaincy services and CPE at eight hospitals while participating in the development of ChaplainsOnHand.org, the first-ever professional-quality online service to provide spiritual comfort for people who are seriously ill.  Read more...

A New Call for Betsy Ivey ’13

A New Call for Betsy Ivey ’13

The Rev. Betsy S. Ivey, Class of 2013, accepted a call from St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church in South Philadelphia in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Her service as Rector began July 1, 2015. She previously served two years as Curate at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Shippensburg Pennsylvania in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, with the Rector, the Rev. Barbara Hutchinson, Class of 2008.  Read more...

Alumni Gathering 2015 – Save the Date

Alumni Gathering 2015 – Save the Date

The next annual Alumni Gathering at The General Theological Seminary has been scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, November 4 and 5, 2015. The Gathering will feature the Memorial Eucharist and the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to the Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby, Class of 1963, as well as many opportunities for learning, worship, and re-connecting with friends.

Details will be available at gts.edu/alumniae as they develop.  Read more...

General Seminary at General Convention 2015

General Seminary at General Convention 2015

The General Theological Seminary will be at the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City. If you are attending the Convention, please plan to visit Booth #326 and meet GTS students and members of our Alumni Relations team.

The General Seminary dinner will take place on Tuesday, June 30, in the Cathedral Church of St. Mark at 7:30 p.m. Please click here to get your tickets today.  Read more...

A New Call for Stephanie Yancy ‘06

A New Call for Stephanie Yancy ‘06

The Rev. Stephanie Yancy, Class of 2006, has been called as Vicar of St. Titus Episcopal Church, Durham, North Carolina. Yancy had been serving as Interim Rector at St. Luke’s, Durham, and as Interim Young Adult Missioner of the Diocese of North Carolina. She came to Durham from the Diocese of Maryland, where she served as Interim Rector at several parishes.

Yancy’s installation took place on June 9, 2015 with the Rt.  Read more...

M. Dion Thompson ’07 Awarded Residency at Collegeville Institute

M. Dion Thompson ’07 Awarded Residency at Collegeville Institute

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson (Class of 2007) has been awarded a writing residency and pastoral fellowship for a project tentatively titled, Tending the Flock: A Prayerful Re-Imagining of 1st Peter for Parish Leaders. Thompson will take up the residency at the Collegeville Institute in Collegeville, Minnesota this fall.

Thompson is currently Rector of Church of the Holy Covenant in Baltimore, Maryland. A former journalist, he recently received note for a commentary article, titled “Kiss and Get Out,” published in The Baltimore Sun, recalling his visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem during the Orthodox celebration of Good Friday.   Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: John C. Whitehead, D.D. ’03

IN MEMORIAM: John C. Whitehead, D.D. ’03

The Hon. John C. Whitehead (D.D. 2003), a Wall Street banker who led the international expansion of Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the 1970s and 1980s, died on February 7, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Whitehead was also founding chairman of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He was a devoted Episcopalian and friend of the Church who served on the Advisory Board of the Church Center Development Office.  Read more...

Yamily Bass-Choate ’99, Missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of New York

Yamily Bass-Choate ’99, Missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of New York

The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate (Class of 1999), has been appointed Missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of New York. In her position as Vicar of San Andres Episcopal Church in Yonkers, New York, Bass-Choate has established numerous outreach programs, including after school programs, a summer camp for neighborhood children, immigration counseling, and guidance in accessing social and economic resources. From 2001-2005 she was Canon for Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Mississippi.  Read more...

Miguel Hernandez ’13 Supports West Orange Latinos at Holy Trinity Parish

Miguel Hernandez ’13 Supports West Orange Latinos at Holy Trinity Parish

The Rev. Miguel Hernandez (Class of 2013) was recently featured in the Essex News Daily for his work supporting the growth of Hispanic entrepreneurs in West Orange, New Jersey. Hernandez is Priest-in-Charge at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, home to the West Orange Hispanic Foundation established by Deputy Mayor Rodolfo Rodriguez and downtown business owner Ysabel Strowe to help township Latinos learn how to set up a local business and assimilate into the community.  Read more...

Stuart Kenworthy ’84 Named Interim Vicar Washington National Cathedral

Stuart Kenworthy ’84 Named Interim Vicar Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral has announced the appointment of the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy (Class of 1984) as Interim Vicar of Washington National Cathedral. On an interim basis he will assume the position vacated by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, who was recently named the Cathedral’s provost.

Kenworthy was previously the longtime Rector of Christ Church Georgetown, Washington, D.C. from 1991 until his retirement in 2014.  Read more...

A New Call for Cathy Carpenter ’12

A New Call for Cathy Carpenter ’12

The Rev. Catherine E. Carpenter (Class of 2012) has been called as Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Baldwinsville, New York, in the Diocese of Central New York. She began work there on February 15. A Celebration of New Ministry was held on May 21 with Bishop Skip Adams officiating.

Carpenter previously served as assistant at St. James on the Parkway in Minneapolis, Diocese of Minnesota.  Read more...

GTS to Host Annual Garden Party on the Close

GTS to Host Annual Garden Party on the Close

The Chelsea Square Conservancy of The General Theological Seminary will once again host its annual Garden Party, Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Garden Party is a wonderful opportunity for the General community and our neighbors to meet, mingle, and enjoy Chelsea Square. Light refreshments are served. Please follow this link to RSVP.

Chelsea Square Conservancy is dedicated to maintaining the grounds of the Close.  Read more...