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A New Call for Bob Fitzpatrick ’10

A New Call for Bob Fitzpatrick ’10

The Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick, Class of 2010, has accepted a new call as Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Clarksboro, New Jersey. He and his wife, Cathy Hawn, are returning to the Diocese of New Jersey after previously serving the Diocese of New York at St. Anne’s, Washingtonville.

Before his call to the priesthood, Bob spent 20 years in business and government, much of it in the transit industry and in economic development.  Read more...

A New Call for Bruce Shipman ’68

A New Call for Bruce Shipman ’68

The Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, Class of 1968, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of Holy Trinity Church, Oaxaca, Mexico, beginning in November, 2016. The congregation is drawn from the substantial expatriate community of Canadian and United States citizens in the city of Oaxaca.

In addition to permanent residents, Holy Trinity attracts students on sabbatical, tourists and seasonal renters. The city, dating from Spanish colonial times, is rich in indigenous indian culture, and is known for its pre-Columbian ruins, pottery, weaving and other hand crafts.  Read more...

A New Call for Matthew Grunfeld ’08

A New Call for Matthew Grunfeld ’08

The Rev. Matthew Grunfeld, Class of 2008, became the new Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach, Florida, on December 1, 2015.

Originally from the Diocese of Alabama, Grunfeld previously served at All Saints, Montgomery and Emmanuel Church, Opelika. He also served on the Diocesan Council, the Diocesan Department of Liturgy and Music, and was an alternate clergy deputy to General Convention in 2015. He was coordinator of the Diocesan Acolyte Festival.  Read more...

A New Call for Tommy Dillon ’96

A New Call for Tommy Dillon ’96

The Rev. Tommy Dillon, II, Class of 1996 and a member of General’s Board of Trustees, has been called as Priest-in-Charge at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

A Baton Rouge native, Dillon graduated from Louisiana State University, and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University, before attending General, where he specialized in Anglican Liturgy. He was ordained deacon and priest at St. Luke’s Baton Rouge and served as Vicar of St.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Don W. Monson ’65

IN MEMORIAM: Don W. Monson ’65

The Rev. Donald W. Monson, Class of 1965, of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, died on June 5, 2016.

Born in Alhambra, California, in 1934 and raised in Tucson, Monson served in the U.S. Army before attending General. He served on many different councils and committees of The Episcopal Church and worked over 30 years in full-time ministry, mostly in Arizona, where he built two Episcopal churches, St.  Read more...

New Calls for Heather Patton-Graham and Sandy Graham ’03

New Calls for Heather Patton-Graham and Sandy Graham ’03

The Rev. Heather Patton-Graham and her husband, the Rev. Alexander (Sandy) Graham, Class of 2003, have been called to serve in the Diocese of Hawai’i. Sandy has been called to serve the Office of the Bishop as the Canon for Congregational Life and Leadership, and Heather has joined the faculty and staff of ‘Iolani School in Honolulu as a chaplain and member of the Religion Department.  Read more...

A New Call for Christine Purcell ’04

A New Call for Christine Purcell ’04

The Rev. Christine Purcell, Class of 2004, has been called to serve as Associate Rector at the Parish of Saint Matthew in Pacific Palisades, California. Most recently, she served as Rector of Christ Church in Westerly in the Diocese of Rhode Island. Prior to her service at Christ Church, she served as Interim Rector at two churches in Pennsylvania, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Shippensburg and St.  Read more...

DeDe Duncan-Probe ’03 Elected Bishop of Central New York

DeDe Duncan-Probe ’03 Elected Bishop of Central New York

The Very Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe, Class of 2003, was elected the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York on August 6, 2016. Duncan-Probe currently serves as the Rector of St. Peter’s in the Woods Church in Fairfax Station, Virginia.

She was elected on the second ballot at a special convention held at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, New York, receiving 87 votes in the lay order and 42 votes in the clergy order.  Read more...

Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

Call for Nominations: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award is for Seminary degree-holders worthy of special recognition. The award presentation will take place during the 2017 Alumni Gathering. The date for the event will be announced.

Recipients of the award are graduates of the Seminary in either priestly or lay orders.  Read more...