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Milton Cole-Duvall ’82 Remembers Selma Anniversary

Milton Cole-Duvall ’82 Remembers Selma Anniversary

As a college student inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr., the Rev. H. Milton Cole-Duvall, Jr. (Class of 1982) was drawn to Selma, Alabama, where he joined the historic marches for civil rights. As the 50th anniversary was marked throughout the country, he sat down with The Des Moines Register to reflect on his experiences from 50 years ago and racial issues today.

“I felt like I was a foreigner from the beginning of the march to the end of the journey; because you never knew who might come from the darkness of the night,” he said.  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...

Kristen Foley ’13 First Woman to Lead St. James, Edison, New Jersey

Kristen Foley ’13 First Woman to Lead St. James, Edison, New Jersey

The Rev. Kristen C. Foley (Class of 2013) is the first female priest in the three-century history of Saint James Episcopal Church in Edison, New Jersey. The Rt. Rev. William Stokes (Class of 1990) celebrated a special Holy Eucharist on March 21, 2015 to mark the installation of Foley as the new pastor of the Saint James.

Click here to read the full story on myCentralJersey.com.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Ben Moss ’56

IN MEMORIAM: Ben Moss ’56

The Very Rev. Robert Benjamin Moss (Class of 1956) of Medina, New York, died March 14, 2015, at the Martin-Linsin Residence of Hospice in Albion, New York. He was 88 years old.

Born in Horseheads, New York, Moss graduated from high school at age 15 and went to college at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where he met and married Judith Lawrence Howard, his wife of 64 years.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: The Rev. Robert Keaten ’01

The Rev. Robert “Bob” Keaten (Class of 2001) died on March 11, 2015 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He was 79 years old.

Born on March 20, 1935, in Atlanta, Georgia, Keaton graduated from Yale University in 1957 with a B.S. in physics. He spent the next 40 years working as a physicist, including positions at Rockwell International and as the American representative to the OECD Halden Reactor Project in Norway before finishing his career at GPU Nuclear Corp.  Read more...

Barrie Wilson ’63 Retires from York University, Toronto

Barrie Wilson ’63 Retires from York University, Toronto

Barrie Wilson, GTS ’63, Professor, Religious Studies, York University, Toronto, has retired. A specialist in Early Christianity, his two major works were How Jesus Became Christian (2008) and The Lost Gospel (2014).

Wilson was a student at The General Theological Seminary 1962-1963 while completing his M.A. at Columbia University and remembers fondly theological studies with Dr. Norman Pittenger and Hebrew with Dr. Richard Corney. A year later he went on to do theological studies at the Anglican Church’s Trinity College, Toronto, graduating with an S.T.B.  Read more...

Chris Webber ’56 Serving at CDSP

Chris Webber ’56 Serving at CDSP

The Rev. Chris Webber (Class of 1956) is serving as Adjunct Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Webber is teaching the course that deals with “how to preside at a Eucharist and baptize babies,” noting “stuff that didn’t get taught at GTS fifty years ago because most graduates would be serving as Curates and learning on the job.”

Webber is a former trustee of The General Theological Seminary and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2006.  Read more...

A New Call for Robert Picken ’06

A New Call for Robert Picken ’06

The Rev. Canon Robert Picken (Class of 2006) is now serving as Rector of St. Paul’s Church in Rochester, New York. He joined the parish in October 2014 and was inducted as the 21st Rector on December 10.

Previously, he served as Canon for Pastoral Care and Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, Long Island. In November 2013, he was installed as an honorary canon of that cathedral by the Rt.   Read more...

Joe Chambers ’06 Appointed Canon in Missouri

Joe Chambers ’06 Appointed Canon in Missouri

The Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith has appointed the Rev. Joseph Cortright Chambers (Class of 2006) to Canon for Mission and Young Adults for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Chambers will continue as Chaplain of Rockwell House, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Washington University in St. Louis. He will begin to expand campus ministry relationships in the diocese, as well as networking young adult ministry and assisting the work of Canon to the Ordinary, Dan Smith, with congregational transitions.  Read more...