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Book by Sunny Buchman ’00 Raises Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer’s

Book by Sunny Buchman ’00 Raises Funds and Awareness for Alzheimer’s

Sandra Lee (Sunny) Buchman, Class of 2000, has written a personal account about facing the realities of Alzheimer’s suffered by her husband, the Rev. Paul Buchman, with a focus on finding joy and making the most of the very special time you have.

Precious Window of Time: Our Journey with Alzheimer’s Disease is a true story with universal application. The Buchmans wanted other people in similar situations to gain from their experiences.  Read more...

Andrew Durbidge ’14 Appointed Real Estate Manager for the Diocese of Long Island

Andrew Durbidge ’14 Appointed Real Estate Manager for the Diocese of Long Island

The Rev. Deacon Andrew Durbidge, Class of 2014, has been appointed Real Estate Manager for the Trustees of the Estate Belonging to the Diocese of Long Island. The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, announced the appointment effective June 10, 2015.

Prior to discernment for ordination, Durbidge was founder and principal partner of a real estate consulting business based in Sydney, Australia, that provided development and project management services for a range of non-profit organizations, including the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.  Read more...

A New Call for Michael Rau ’13

A New Call for Michael Rau ’13

The Rev. Michael Rau, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of Holy Nativity Church in Rockledge, Pennsylvania. Rau is currently Assistant Rector at St. Mark’s, New Canaan, Connecticut, where he will celebrate his last Sunday on August 23, 2015. He will be heading back to his home Diocese of Pennsylvania with his wife, Melissa, a former staff member at General, and their three children.  Read more...

A New Call for Scot McComas ’03

A New Call for Scot McComas ’03

The Rev. Scot McComas, Class of 2003, has joined St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller, Texas, as their third rector. He most recently served at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, with previous experience in parishes and schools from Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey.

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 The General Theological Seminary 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 11.  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, Massachusetts. 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, assumed her responsibilities as rector on August 1, 2015.

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