Author Archives: Jonathan Silver

Invitation to Appreciative Inquiry at St. Peter’s

An invitation from The Reverend Stephen Harding:

The General Seminary community is invited to participate in an Appreciative Inquiry of St. Peter’s Church on June 4 and 18. The relationship between St. Peter’s and the Seminary is a very deep one.  Representatives from General can provide a unique perspective on St. Peter’s and help us refine our programs and outreach to our shared neighborhood.

  • I would like to invite you and as many from General as would like to join us for breakfast in the Church on Saturday, June 4 from 8 – 8:30am and then for a four hour assessment of St.
Paula Jackson ’85 Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award [PHOTOS]

Paula Jackson ’85 Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award [PHOTOS]

On May 10, 2016, during the Alumni Memorial Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Paula M. Jackson, Class of 1985, accepted the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from The General Theological Seminary. The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White, Class of 1996, and President of the Alumni Executive Committee, was Celebrant at the service, and Jackson was the preacher.

In his remarks as he presenting her with the award, White thanked Jackson “for being a witness to the Gospel, in ways that many of us still only hope to become.  Read more...

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright to Deliver Paddock Lectures 2016

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright to Deliver Paddock Lectures 2016

The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that the Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright will deliver the prestigious Paddock Lectures on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3, 2016.

The Right Rev. Robert C. Wright is the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. At the time of his election in June 2012, he had served ten years as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Everett Francis ’55

IN MEMORIAM: Everett Francis ’55

The Rev. Everett W. Francis, Class of 1955, died on March 19, 2016. Longtime rector of St. Luke’s Scranton (1988-92), he also served as interim at St. Paul’s Montrose and the Episcopal Ministry of Unity, Palmerton/Lehighton.

He was born in 1927 in Taylor, Pensylvania, graduated from high school in Wilmington, Delaware, and then joined the Naval ROTC program and graduated from Duke University in 1946. After service in the Navy, Francis married Gale Gibson and they had five children: Deborah (deceased) Jesse of Chico, California, David (deceased), Elizabeth of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Abigail of Mt.  Read more...

A New Call for John Bethell ’13

A New Call for John Bethell ’13

The Rev. John C. Bethell, Class of 2013, has been called as Chaplain at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Hazelton, West Virginia. He is one of only three Episcopal priests in the Federal Prison System.

Bethell was formerly Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity, Clemson, South Carolina, as well as the Episcopal chaplain to Clemson University and the Clemson Fire Department. He recently published a reflection from his first Easter at the FCC on Episcopal CaféRead more...

A New Call for Lauren McLeavey ’13

A New Call for Lauren McLeavey ’13

The Rev. Lauren McLeavey, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in North Billerica, Massachusetts, effective July 1, 2016. McLeavey has been serving as Priest-in-Charge at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Great River, Long Island, New York, as well as Curate at St. Mark’s in Islip, Long Island.

Originally from Boxford, Massachusetts, McLeavey attended Syracuse University where she was president of the Episcopal Campus Ministry.  Read more...

Yale University to Name New College after Pauli Murray ’76

Yale University to Name New College after Pauli Murray ’76

Yale University has announced that one of the university’s two new undergraduate residential colleges, slated to open in 2017, will be named for the exemplary American leader, Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray. Murray received her doctorate in law from Yale in 1965. At age 63, inspired by her connections with other women in The Episcopal Church, she enrolled at The General Theological Seminary, and received her M.Div.  Read more...

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

Following engaging and productive gatherings in Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, and Baltimore, The General Theological Seminary is continuing a series of interactive discussions for Alumni and Friends, Conversations about General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, with upcoming events in Massachusetts, and Maine this June. More dates and locations will be announced throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

As General Seminary launches implementation of The Way of Wisdom, we hope you can join us for this opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation.  Read more...

Sunday School Teacher/Coordinator at Christ Church Riverdale


We are seeking a part time (approx. 5 hours per week) Sunday School Coordinator for a great group of kids at Christ Church Riverdale (Episcopal). We are a vibrant, welcoming parish that seeks a qualified individual to teach one of two Sunday morning classes. A dedicated group of parents are currently serving as Sunday school teachers. As time allows, the coordinator will be responsible for broad aspects of the Sunday School program including, but not limited to, the recruitment and training of new teachers, communicating with our volunteer teachers and assisting with their ministry to children, maintaining adequate supplies and keeping the congregation informed about Sunday school activities.  Read more...

Summer Internship – Trinity Wall Street


For Summer 2016, Full-time 35 hours/week (Sunday – Thursday), paid, 9 weeks (June 6 – August 5) internship program. Expanded work hours

July 11-15, for duration of Summer Camp.



o Assist with preparations and logistics for Summer Camp

o Research intergenerational activities/projects for possible inclusion in St. Paul’s Chapel 250 th Anniversary celebrations in Fall 2016

o Participate in planning for Fall Family & Youth programming and events

O Assist Youth and Family Program Assistant with the daily Youth & Family department operations


o Pursuing a Graduate Degree in a field related to Education or Faith Formation from an accredited institution

o Interest in faith formation and education

o Flexible; creative; eager learner; curious with a good sense of humor

o Experience teaching in or supporting Sunday School or other school a plus

o Excellent writing and interpersonal skills

o Excellent Microsoft Office skills, esp. 

A New Book from Lucinda Mosher ’02

A New Book from Lucinda Mosher ’02

Lucinda Mosher, Class of 2002, has published a new book with co-editor David Marshall:  Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives a collection of essays and scripture passages studied at the 2014 Building Bridges seminar.

The book begins with the complete texts of the opening lectures by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Jonathan A. C. Brown and contains essays by Christoph Schwöbel, Ayman Shabana, Susan Eastman, Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Philip Sheldrake, and Asma Afsaruddin.  Read more...

A New Call for Keith Voets ’12

A New Call for Keith Voets ’12

The Rev. Keith Voets, Class of 2012, has been called as Priest-In-Charge of the Episcopal Church of St. Alban the Martyr in St. Albans, Queens, New York. Voets has been serving as Associate Rector at the Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington, New York, since June 2014. He previously served as Assistant Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, Connecticut.

Along with his work at St. 

A New Call for Meredith Olsen ’05

A New Call for Meredith Olsen ’05

The Rev. Meredith Kefauver Olsen, Class of 2005, has been called as Rector at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville, Maryland. Olsen previously served the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland as a supply priest and had been serving at St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish in Point of Rocks, Maryland.

Olsen also served as a chaplain at University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson.  Read more...

A New Call for Gabe Lamazares ’10

A New Call for Gabe Lamazares ’10

The Rev. Gabriel Lamazares, Class of 2010, has been called to serve as Vicar of All Saints Church, Long Island City, New York, in the Diocese of Long Island. He has been serving as Associate Priest at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, New York City, since 2013. He previously served at St. Michael’s in Portland, Oregon, and helped plant a new church in North Carolina.  Read more...

Job Posting: Office Administrator for Upper Westside Congregation

Advent Lutheran Church, located at 2504 Broadway (@ the corner of West 93rd Street), is seeking an Officer Administrator to begin May 1st, 2016. We believe this position could be ideal for a partner or spouse of a student or faculty.

The Office Administrator is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Advent office, providing support to the Senior Pastor and coordinating financial management, administrative office work, facilities management and scheduling.   Read more...

St. Peter’s Chelsea Offers P/T Job

The Rev. Stephen Harding, Class of 1995 and Interim Pastor of our neighbor St. Peter’s Church as 346 West 20 Street, is offering a part-time administrative position for a seminarian or spouse/partner. Projects include grant writing, research, dealing with space rentals, social media, and other areas as needed.

10 hours per week, $20/hour.

If you’re interested, please contact Jonathan Silver

Alumni Gathering 2016 Registration Now Open

Alumni Gathering 2016 Registration Now Open

The Alumni Gathering 2016

Registration is now open!

Tuesday and Wednesday

May 10 and 11, 2016

A Community of Scholarship, Worship,
and Friendship Celebrating the 194th Commencement

To register click here

May 9, 5:30 pm: Special Evensong and Reception in Thanksgiving for the Ministries of the Rev. Drs. Mitties DeChamplain and Robert Owens

The Gathering is scheduled to commence with on-site registration at 8:30 a.m. on May 10 and will conclude after Commencement on May 11.  Read more...