Author Archives: Jonathan Silver

Update from Ronald Noone ’83

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Noone (Class of 1983), a former tutor and visiting professor at The General Theological Seminary, has been the Interim Pastor at the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan for the past year. He returns home to the Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia in February, 2017. Noone has spent most of his ministry in educational settings, schools and universities with a stint as Rector in a parish in Geelong, Victoria.  Read more...

A New Call for Robert Clements ’85

The Rev. Dr. Robert Peter Clements, Class of 1985, has been called as Priest-In-Charge at Christ Episcopal Church of Bethany, Connecticut. Clements has been the Rector of Christ Church in Roxbury, Connecticut since 2009 and, prior to that, served several parishes and schools in the northeast.

Along with his degree from The General Theological Seminary, among other degrees, he holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Read more...

A New Call for Eric Williams ’92

The Rev. Eric Williams, Class of 1992, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, Michigan.

A native of Los Angeles, Williams received his bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College in 1986 before receiving his M.Div. from The General Theological Seminary. As a priest for 24 years, he has served congregations in Western Massachusetts, Western New York, and Michigan. Most recently, he served the Diocese of Michigan as Director of the Whitaker Institute, the adult formation arm of the diocese, since July 2014.  Read more...

A New Call for Will Peyton ’06

The Rev. William “Will” P. Peyton, Class of 2006, has been called as the 10th Rector of St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, effective February 22, 2017.

Peyton is currently Associate Rector at St. James’ Church, New York City. He received his bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies from the University of Virginia before earning his M.Div. from The General Theological Seminary. Peyton was then sponsored for Ordination by St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Gavin White ’67

The Rev. Gavin D. White, Class of 1967, died peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Scotland on Christmas Eve 2016. The funeral service was held in All Saints’ Scottish Episcopal Church, St. Andrews, on January 20. The following obituary is adapted from one White wrote for himself in 2002:

Born April 6, 1927 in Montreal, White was the son of a Canadian army brigadier, and on both sides of railway stock.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Margaret A. Guenther ’83

The Rev. Dr. Margaret A. Guenther, Class of 1983, died peacefully early Sunday morning, December 11, 2016, surrounded by her whole loving family.

Guenther was Professor Emerita of Ascetical Theology at The General Theological Seminary, where she served for many years as Director of the Center for Christian Spirituality. She was a noted retreat leader and lecturer, and author of many books including Holy Listening: The Art of Spiritual Direction (1992); Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life (1996); My Soul in Silence Waits: Meditations on Psalm 62 (2012); The Practice of Prayer (1998); Just Passing Through: Notes from a Sojourner; (2007); At Home in the World: A Rule of Life for the Rest of Us (2006); and most recently, Walking Home: From Eden to Emmaus (2011).  Read more...

A New Call for Glenna Huber ’01

The Rev. Glenna Huber, Class of 2001, is the new Interim Rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park, Maryland. She has been a priest in the Diocese of Maryland since 2009. During this time her ministry has focused on issues unique to urban congregations and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Huber has served as Vicar in three settings in Baltimore with a consistent ministry at the Church of the Holy Nativity, located in Lower Park Heights.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: William Henry Strain ’57

The Rev. William Henry Strain, Class of 1957, died on November 9, 2016 at his home in Boynton Beach, Florida at the age of 88. He had served as Rector of Calvary Church in Summit, New Jersey for 25 years. A Memorial service was held at Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach; another service will be held at Calvary, Summit in the spring of 2017 on a date to be announced.  Read more...

Paid Internship: DioNY Reparations Committee

The New York Diocesan Reparations committee is seeking an intern who can work with committee chair Richard Witt Director of Rural & Migrant Ministry on these tasks :

  • Research of the historical involvement of the entities of the Diocese within slavery Assist in the development of a Liturgy of Lamentation (which will take place in Fall of 2017)
  • his will include outreach, research and planning
  • Develop materials for the Committee to disseminate to the congregations of the Diocese including a “tool kit” to help the congregation’s educational process.
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Jennie Talley ’14 Called as Rector, St. John’s, Wilmot

The Rev. Jennie Talley, Class of 2014, has been called as the 20th Rector of St. John’s, Wilmot, New Rochelle, New York. She had been serving as their Priest-in-Charge for a year and a half. Her institution was celebrated on December 10, 2016.

Talley graduated from The General Theological Seminary, cum laude, with an M.Div., a Certificate in Spiritual Direction, and an award for Pastoral Care.  Read more...

Steven Hulme ’59 to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary is delighted to announce that the Rev. Steven E. Hulme, Class of 1959, is the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Hulme is Rector Emeritus of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Niantic, Connecticut. As Rector from 1971 to 1998, and during the years following his retirement from parish ministry, Hulme provided leadership for the resettlement, in a new homeland, of approximately 35 refugee families, comprising over 150 individuals, with many more able to join them later by way of family reunification.  Read more...

A New Call for Jadon Hartsuff ’12

The Rev. Canon Jadon D. Hartsuff has been called to be the eighth Rector of All Souls Parish in Washington, D.C. Hartsuff most recently served as Canon for Liturgy and Formation at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. He previously served parishes in Pennsylvania, New York, and California.

Born and raised in Michigan, Hartsuff studied Economics, Management, and Music before his career took him from Detroit to Chicago to Los Angeles, managing corporate giving for a consortium of private colleges, consulting in the hospitality sector, and leading marketing and operations for a retail ice cream brand.  Read more...

A New Call for Jay Weldon ’09

The Rev. James “Jay” Weldon, Class of 2009, is the new Rector of Parish of the Good Shepherd in Waban, Massachusetts. He had previously been serving as Rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Albany, Georgia, and before that at Grace Church in New York City, and King of Peace Church in Kingsland, Georgia.

Weldon grew up in Griffin, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM Walter Carlson ’67

The Rev. Walter Carlson, Class of 1967, died on November 6, 2016 at his home in Somerset, New Jersey, at the age of 82. A funeral service was held on November 12 at St. Luke’s Church in Montclair.

Carlson was born on February 3, 1934 in Glen Ridge and lived in Washington, New Jersey, New York City, Fair Lawn, Wayne, and Verona before moving to Somerset four years ago.  Read more...

A New Book from Mary Cattan ’89

Mary V.T. Cattan, Class of 1989, has authored Pilgrimage of Awakening: The Extraordinary Lives of Murray and Mary Rogers.

Pilgrimage of Awakening is the first biography of the Rogers. Arriving in India after World War II afire with religious zeal, the Rev. Murray Rogers and his wife, Mary, are rocked by the collision of Eastern and Western values. The handsome young couple from England’s upper crust, raised with nannies and educated at finishing schools and Cambridge, uproot their children to live a life in solidarity with India’s poorest.  Read more...

A New CD from Ron Clingenpeel ’78

The Very Rev. Ronald H. Clingenpeel, Class of 1978, has a new CD which was released November 15, 2016. Fr. Ron and Friends – This Land is a live recording of traditional American folk songs, as well as one original track. The recording is a result of the Great American Folk Song Singalong. For more information about the group, and to purchase, go to www.bishopsmusic.netRead more...

New Biblical Research from V.K. McCarty ’11

V.K. McCarty, Class of 2011, has had a new biblical commentary piece published in the International Congregational Journal. The article is entitled “Revealing God’s Healing Love: Exploring Hosea 14:1-9,” and according to Editor, Dr. Janet Wootton, McCarty’s piece was the inspiration for her theme of the issue, “God’s Healing Love,” which features reports and articles about the current crisis in Syria.

“Hosea is speaking on the threshold of a terrible upheaval in the life of the people of God,” says Wootton, “but, it appears that only he, and few others like him, can see it coming.” Her Editorial goes on to say that in the article, “V.K.  Read more...