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A New Book from Henry Chan ’90

A New Book from Henry Chan ’90

The Rev. Dr. Henry A. Chan, Class of 1990, has recently published Historical Models for the Priest As Pastor: From the Major Works of Gregory the Great, Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas à Kempis, George Herbert, Richard Baxter, William Law and Urban T. Holmes, III.

The book is a theological and pastoral reflection on the priestly office, and reviews the work of pastors and priests from Gregory the Great onward who still have much to teach us about achieving excellence in priestly vocation.  Read more...

Lindsay Boyer ’03 Leads Centering Prayer Retreat

Lindsay Boyer ’03 Leads Centering Prayer Retreat

Lindsay Boyer, Class of 2003 and adjunct professor at the Center for Christian Spirituality, will be leading “Centering Prayer for Seekers,” a silent weekend retreat at the Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford Connecticut, December 12-14, 2014.  In this retreat, those of all faiths are invited to explore this form of silent contemplative prayer based on teachings from the Christian tradition.

Lindsay Boyer is a spiritual director who specializes in working with those who are uncomfortable with institutional religion or affiliated with more than one faith tradition.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Margaret Hall Coffey ’83

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Margaret Hall Coffey ’83

The Rev. Margaret Hall Coffey, Class of 1983, of Little Silver, New Jersey, and Vero Beach, Florida, died November 2, 2014 in the Hospice at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank at the age of 80.

Coffey graduated from Wellesley College with a major in Biblical History in 1956, and resumed her education at General where she received her Master of Divinity and then became one of the first women ordained into the Diaconate at Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw ’70

IN MEMORIAM: The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw ’70

The Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Class of 1970, died on October 17 in the care of his SSJE brothers at Emery House in West Newbury, Massachusetts. He was 69 and had been diagnosed with brain cancer in May, 2013.  He was consecrated as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on September 24, 1994, and served in that position until his retirement on September 13, 2014.  Read more...

Karen Davis-Lawson ’09 Called as Rector of St. George’s, Astoria, NY

Karen Davis-Lawson ’09 Called as Rector of St. George’s, Astoria, NY

The Rev. Karen Davis-Lawson, Class of 2009, has been called to serve as the 17th Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Astoria, New York. Davis-Lawson has been serving as priest-in-charge since July, 2011.

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island, instituted Davis-Lawson as rector at a Celebration of New Ministry at the church on November 8, 2014.

A New Call for Thomas Joyner ’08

A New Call for Thomas Joyner ’08

The Rev. Thomas Joyner, Class of 2008, has been called as the Chaplain to Birmingham Episcopal Campus Ministries. He will serve as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College, and Samford University, all in Birmingham, Alabama.

He most recently served as Interim Rector at St. Luke’s, Jacksonville, and previously as associate at Church of the Holy Trinity, Auburn, Alabama and curate at Church of the Holy Comforter, Montgomery, Alabama.  Read more...

A New Call for Jed Fox ’09

A New Call for Jed Fox ’09

The Rev. Jedediah “Jed” Fox, Class of 2009, has been called as Rector of The Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington as of January 1, 2015.

Since his graduation from General Seminary, Fox has been the curate and assistant to the rector of the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fox was born and raised in Helena, Montana, attending St.  Read more...