Category Archives: Alumni

Register for the Spring Alumni Gathering on the Close!

Register for the Spring Alumni Gathering on the Close!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE ALUMNI GATHERING 2017 A Celebration of the 195th Commencement
Evensong, Monday, May 15 – Graduation, Wednesday, May 17

Events include:
  • Special Evensong and Reception honoring the ministries of Dr. R. Bruce Mullin and Mrs. Sandra Johnson
  • Dinner in the Deanery for Alumni celebrating Jubilee Years (50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 10)
  • A Special Memorial Eucharist honoring the Rev. Dr. Margaret Guenther (1929-2016) (The Rev.
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In Memoriam: Fred Borsch ‘60

In Memoriam: Fred Borsch ‘60

The Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch, Class of 1960 and D.D. 1988, died in his sleep early April 11 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia. He was 81 years old. Borsch served as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles from 1988 to 2002. The clergy of the Diocese learned of Borsch’s death as they gathered for the annual Holy Tuesday renewal of vows at the Cathedral Center on April 11.  Read more...

Courtney Cowart ’94 named to head Society for the Increase of the Ministry

Courtney Cowart ’94 named to head Society for the Increase of the Ministry

Dr. Courtney V. Cowart (M.A., 1994, Th.D. 2001, and a former member of the Board of Trustees) has been appointed byThe Society for the Increase of the Ministry as its incoming executive director effective March 1. SIM’s current executive director, Thomas Moore, will serve with Cowart until his retirement from that position on SIM’s 160th birthday, October 2, 2017. Cowart comes to SIM from the School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, where she has served as the Director of the Beecken Center and Associate Dean.  Read more...

In Memoriam, Deborah Dunn ‘91

In Memoriam, Deborah Dunn ‘91

The Rev. Canon Deborah Dunn, Class of 1991, rector of St. Peter’s, Santa Maria, CA, and a former deployment officer for the Diocese of Los Angeles, died April 19, at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, after suffering heart failure and complications of a stroke. She was 65 and had served as rector in Santa Maria since 2007.

Dunn previously served as vicar of St. Thomas Church, Hacienda Heights (1999-2007), as an associate at St.  Read more...

In Memoriam, David Ball ‘53

In Memoriam, David Ball ‘53

Bishop David Ball, Class of 1953, who led the Episcopal Diocese of Albany for 14 years and who was devoted to preserving the historic Cathedral of All Saints, died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 90, in his room at the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence, where he had welcomed dozens of friends in recent days as they came to say their goodbyes to a beloved native son and spiritual beacon.  Read more...

In Memoriam, Bob Hibbs ‘57

In Memoriam, Bob Hibbs ‘57

The Rt. Rev. Robert (Bob) Hibbs, Class of 1957, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on April 17. He was 84. As bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, he served alongside then-Diocesan Bishop Jim Folts until Hibbs’ retirement in December 2003.

Bishop Hibbs was born on April 20, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was baptized April 30, 1933, confirmed April 9, 1942, ordained deacon on June 24, 1957, ordained priest Dec.   Read more...

A New Call for Andrew Mullins ‘67

A New Call for Andrew Mullins ‘67

The Rev. Canon Andrew J. W. Mullins, Class of 1967, has been called to rejoin the clergy staff of St. Bart’s, New York as Assistant Rector, liturgy, pastoral, and development ministries.

Mullins previously served St. Bart’s for 21 years until January, 1990. During this time, he led the St Bartholomew’s Community Club, a young adult ministry which grew to 2,300 members and included outreach programs and the St.  Read more...

A New Book from James Reho ’08

A New Book from James Reho ’08

The Rev. Dr. James H. Reho, Class of 2008, has authored Tantric Jesus: The Erotic Heart of Early Christianity, published by Destiny Books, and now available from Amazon.com.

Reho is a long-time student and practitioner of spiritual wisdom, and has been initiated into multiple spiritual lineages of both East and West. Before receiving his M.Div. from General and being ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, he earned degrees in Asian Studies and Philosophy as well as Chemistry and Mathematics, and a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University.  Read more...

In Memoriam: Jesse Anderson, Jr. ‘61

In Memoriam: Jesse Anderson, Jr. ‘61

The Rev. Canon Jesse Anderson, Jr., Class of 1961 and recipient of an honorary doctorate in 1964, died April 4, 2017. From 1991 to 2001 he was the 16th Rector of the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Philadelphia (founded by Absalom Jones).

Born in New York City and reared and educated in Philadelphia, Anderson graduated from Lincoln University before attending General and being ordained into the priesthood in 1961.  Read more...

In Memoriam: Richard Bolles ‘53

In Memoriam: Richard Bolles ‘53

Richard N. Bolles, Class of 1953, a former Harvard physics major, Episcopal minister and career counselor whose own twisting vocational path led to his writing What Color Is Your Parachute? — the most popular job-hunter’s manual of the 1970s and beyond — died on Friday, March 31, 2017 in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90.

Bolles originally self-published his manual in 1970 as a photocopied how-to booklet for unemployed Protestant ministers.  Read more...

A New Call for Marie Tatro ‘13

A New Call for Marie Tatro ‘13

The Rev. Marie Tatro, Class of 2013, has been appointed to the newly created position of Vicar for Community Justice of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island by The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano.

Provenzano said, “I am very grateful to Mother Marie Tatro for accepting my invitation to join the staff of the diocese to shepherd the efforts of our clergy and people to serve the vulnerable in our communities in areas of immigration, housing, and equal rights and treatment.  Read more...

A New Call for Jim Miller ‘15

A New Call for Jim Miller ‘15

The Rev. James Miller, Class of 2015, has been called by the Lutheran Parish of Northern Dutchess (ELCA, Metro New York Synod) to be their pastor. The parish consists of Memorial Lutheran Church in Rock City, Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook.

Miller has been serving as their circuit preacher since September of 2016, leading worship at each church every Sunday and will now assume full-time ministry for the parish effective April 1.  Read more...

A New Call for Richard Lawson ‘01

A New Call for Richard Lawson ‘01

The Rev. Richard Lawson, Class of 2001, has been called as the next Dean of Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Lawson has served as the rector of Grace-St. Luke’s Church in Memphis, Tennessee since 2010, and previously as rector at St. John’s, Decatur, Alabama.

Lawson received his B.A. from Auburn University, and after graduating from General received his S.T.M. from Sewanee. He is published in the Sewanee Theological Review, and his article “Mysticism and Pragmatism in Modern Religious Architecture” will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Anglican Theological ReviewRead more...

In Memoriam: Richard Hall ‘61

In Memoriam: Richard Hall ‘61

The Rev. Richard Charles “Dick” Hall, Class of 1961, died at his home in Pasadena, CA on March 5, 2017 at the age of 81, after a brief illness. He was the former director of St. Barnabas Senior Center in Los Angeles. During his 25-year tenure, he also assisted at St. Paul’s Church, Pomona (1985-1991), and at St. Mark’s Church, Upland (1975-1983). Previously he was rector of St.  Read more...

In Memoriam: John Southern, Jr. ‘72

In Memoriam: John Southern, Jr. ‘72

The Reverend John Carlton Southern, Jr., Class of 1972, 70, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 in Asheville, NC.  He was preceded in death by his partner of 36 years, John Crawford.

Born in Winston-Salem, NC on December 14, 1946 to the late John Carlton Southern, Sr. and Elizabeth “Lib” Nail Southern, Southern was a graduate of C. A. Erwin High School and UNC-Chapel Hill before attending General.  Read more...

A New Call for John Hamilton ’04

A New Call for John Hamilton ’04

The Rev. John Hamilton, Class of 2004, has been called as Rector of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, Dahlonega, Georgia. His ministry will begin formally on Ash Wednesday, 2017.  He previously served at St. John’s Getty Square in Yonkers, N.Y. for almost nine years, and recently two Mississippi churches as interim pastor.

Originally from Mississippi, he has studied at the University of Oxford and lived with intellectually disabled adults in Christian Community in Liverpool.  Read more...

Stuart Hoke ’96 Receives Samuel Shoemaker Award from Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Stuart Hoke ’96 Receives Samuel Shoemaker Award from Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Adapted from the Episcopal News Service | February 6, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke (S.T.M. ’96, Th.D. ’00, and Adjunct Professor of Pastoral and Ascetical Theology) was honored with the Samuel Shoemaker Award at the annual meeting of Recovery Ministries of the Episcopal Church (RMEC).

For the past 12 years, Hoke has pioneered the teaching of two recovery-related courses at General. The Very Rev. Ward B.  Read more...