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IN MEMORIAM: Willoughby Newton ’56

IN MEMORIAM: Willoughby Newton ’56

The Rev.Willoughby Newton (Class of 1956) died on April 18, 2015, in New York City at the age of 90. Newton was a faithful son, friend, and servant of The General Theological Seminary. As a member of the leadership team in the late 1980s, he was instrumental in establishing the Chelsea Square Conservancy to maintain and protect the GTS Close, where The Willoughby Newton Fragrance Garden is named in his honor.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: William Dwyer ’55

IN MEMORIAM: William Dwyer ’55

The Rev. Canon William D. Dwyer (Class of 1955) died peacefully on February 11, 2015, surrounded by family at the age of 84. Born in New York City and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Dwyer graduated from Princeton University in 1951 before entering The General Theological Seminary.

Ordained into the Diocese of Newark, Dwyer was affectionately known as “Father Bill” in all of the congregations where he served.  Read more...

A New Call for Mary Frances Curns ’04

A New Call for Mary Frances Curns ’04

The Rev. Mary Frances Curns (Class of 2004) has been called as Priest-in-Charge, All Saints Episcopal Church in the Northern Berkshires, North Adams, Massachusetts.

Curns previously served as assistant at Christ Church, New Bern, North Carolina, before becoming Rector at St. Anne’s in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 2009. Her call to All Saints puts her substantially closer to extended family in Central New York. Curns grew up in Elmira, New York and was an elementary music teacher there for 20 years.  Read more...

A New Call for Patrick Skutch ’05

The Rev. Patrick Skutch (Class of 2005) has been called as Rector, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. Skutch has been serving as Rector at Christ Church, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, since 2009. He previously served as Associate Rector at St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta.

IN MEMORIAM: Thomas Fleener ’54

IN MEMORIAM: Thomas Fleener ’54

The Rev. Thomas W. Fleener (Class of 1954) died March 26, 2015, in Dallas at the age of 87. He attended The General Theological Seminary after service in the U.S. Army, and served as a priest in The Episcopal Church for 20 years, during which time he founded St. James Episcopal Church in Dallas and the Montessori School on the same campus.

After leaving ministry, he had a number of different jobs, often as office manager, accountant, or executive assistant.  Read more...

A New Call for Joe Greene ’06

A New Call for Joe Greene ’06

The Rev. Joseph Greene (Class of 2006) is the new Rector of St. John’s Church, Larchmont, New York. He had previously been serving as Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro, Georgia.

After his graduation from General, Greene served as curate at St. Columba’s, Suwanee, Georgia, where he met and married Ashley Reynolds Greene. They have two sons.

IN MEMORIAM Kenneth L. Smith ’87

IN MEMORIAM Kenneth L. Smith ’87

The Rev. Kenneth Lee Smith (Class of 1987) died peacefully on November 12, 2014, after a brief illness at the age of 79. Ken is survived by his cherished wife, Portia (née Miles); son Craig (Cindy); step-daughter Elizabeth; granddaughters Laura (Nick) and Heather (Ben); and great-grandchildren, Reese, Creighton, Solomon, Abram and Ezra. Ken was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen.

Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, to James Scott and Leta Smith, Smith graduated from the Fisher School of Business at Ohio State University and served as an officer in the U.S.  Read more...

General Seminary at General Convention 2015

The General Theological Seminary will be at the 78th General Convention of The Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City. If you are attending the Convention, please plan to visit Booth #326 and meet GTS students and members of our Alumni Relations team.

The General Seminary dinner will take place on Tuesday, June 30, in the Cathedral Church of St. Mark at 7:30 p.m. Please click here to get your tickets today.  Read more...