Category Archives: Alumni

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.  Read more...

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.

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...

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

Following engaging and productive gatherings in Philadelphia and New York, 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 Maryland, Massachusetts, and Maine. More dates and locations will be announced throughout 2016.

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

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...

A New Call for Barrie Bates ’04

A New Call for Barrie Bates ’04

The Rev. Dr. J. Barrington Bates, Class of 2004, joined St. Peter’s, Essex Fells, New Jersey, in September 2015 as their new Interim Rector. Born in Philadelphia, and brought up in the Methodist Church, he was confirmed in The Episcopal Church when he was an undergraduate in Boston.

Ordained at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Bates has served Anglican and Lutheran congregations in California, New York, and New Jersey, after a career in information technology.  Read more...

A New Call for Mark Fitzhugh ’01

A New Call for Mark Fitzhugh ’01

The Rev. Mark L. Fitzhugh, Class of 2001, is the new Rector of St. John’s Lattingtown, Locust Valley, New York. He served most recently at St. Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  Previously, he served for seven years as assistant to the rector at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.

In 2001, he was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Alabama by the Rt.  Read more...

A New Call for Jeremiah Williamson ’06

A New Call for Jeremiah Williamson ’06

The Rev. Jeremiah Williamson, Class of 2006, has been called as the Rector of Grace and St. Stephen’s, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Raised in the Pentecostal tradition, his leadership abilities were affirmed and nurtured there first, where he led music, taught Sunday School, and led youth events.

Williamson discovered the Anglican tradition while attending a Free Methodist church in college. After receiving his M.Div. from Drew Theological School, he completed a diploma in Anglican Studies at The General Theological Seminary and has a Contemporary Music degree from Greenville College.  Read more...

A New Call for Rob Wood ’96

A New Call for Rob Wood ’96

The Rev. Rob Wood, Class of 1996, began his new ministry as Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers, North Carolina, on March 13, 2016. For the previous eleven years, he served as Rector of St. Aidan’s in Alpharetta, Georgia. He and his wife, Linda, and their three daughters invite you to visit them in the mountains anytime.

In Memoriam: Sarah Nazimova-Baum ’11

In Memoriam: Sarah Nazimova-Baum ’11

Sarah Rachel Nazimova-Baum, Class of 2011, died on March 2, 2016, after an eight-month struggle with ovarian cancer, bringing to an untimely close 52 years of a life that fused creativity, spiritual discernment, intelligence, and caring service to others. Her love extended to a constellation of family and friends, and focused on the centers of her life: her husband, Mark, and her son, Raphael.

Nazimova-Baum’s creative impulse was manifest in every facet of her life, from her accoutrements—homemade jewelry, a bag with her knitting—to the inviting posters she crafted for family occasions.  Read more...

Paula M. Jackson ’85 to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Paula M. Jackson ’85 to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary is delighted to announce that the Rev. Paula M. Jackson, Class of 1985, is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Jackson has been the Rector of the multicultural Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1990. She is married to the Rev. Daniel M. Watson; they have three grown children and two grandchildren.  Read more...

A New Call for Kathleen Berkowe ’10

A New Call for Kathleen Berkowe ’10

The Rev. Kathleen Hawkins Berkowe, Class of 2010, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain, Connecticut. She has been serving as Assistant to the Rector, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut. Her first service at St. Mark’s will be February 21, 2016.

While at The General Theological Seminary, Berkowe organized the speaker series, Identity, Community and the World with inaugural speaker, the Rev.  Read more...

New Work from Peter-Ben Smit ’11

New Work from Peter-Ben Smit ’11

New Testament scholar and ecumenist, the Rev. Dr. Peter-Ben Smit (Th.D. ’11), has recently published a new study, From Canonical Criticism to Ecumenical Exegesis?, and has announced the fourth edition of the successful Summer School in Old Catholic Theology at Utrecht in the Netherlands.

In his new book, Smit addresses the interrelationship between canonical approaches to Scripture and ecumenical hermeneutics. By exploring and comparing the role of the canon in the work of Brevard S.  Read more...

In Memoriam: Alanson Houghton ’66

In Memoriam: Alanson Houghton ’66

The Rev. Alanson Bigelow Houghton (Class of 1966) died peacefully at his home in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, on January 24, 2016. He was 85 years old. Born August 3, 1930 in Corning, New York, Houghton earned multiple degrees, including an M.B.A. from Harvard University, before attending The General Theological Seminary.

Houghton spent the early part of his career in business, where he worked for the Corning Glass Works.  Read more...

A New Call For Lee Ann Tolzmann ’01

A New Call For Lee Ann Tolzmann ’01

The Rev. Lee Ann D. Tolzmann, Class of 2001, has been appointed Canon for Mission Leadership for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. She began her new ministry, which focuses on clergy and congregations in transition, on August 1, 2015.

After her ordination in 2001, Tolzmann served as Assistant Rector at St. Andrew’s Church in Glenwood, Maryland. From 2003-2008, she served as Rector of the Church of the Messiah in Baltimore.   Read more...

A New Call for Fain Webb ’92

The Rev. Fain Webb, Class of 1992, is the new Priest-in-Residence at St. Dunstan’s, Succasunna, New Jersey. “I got to know some of the people while I was doing occasional services here and I liked them.” Webb said. “I felt there was a connection between who they were looking for and what I do and enjoy doing. My strengths are preaching and leading services, pastoral care and helping others grow in faith.”

Webb last served for 15 years as Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wantage, in Sussex County.  Read more...