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A New Call for Matt Holcombe ’11

A New Call for Matt Holcombe ’11

The Rev. Matthew Holcombe, Class of 2011, has been called as Associate Rector for Spiritual Growth and Adult Formation at Christ Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.  He was previously Associate Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Before being called to ordained ministry, Holcombe was Vice President, Operations at Hotwire Communications.

Lindsay Boyer ’03 to Lead a Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat

Lindsay Boyer ’03 to Lead a Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat

Lindsay Boyer, Class of 2003 and adjunct professor at the Center for Christian Spirituality, will be leading “Practice, Practice, Practice: A Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina Retreat,” at the Garrison Institute, February 4-8, 2015.

This silent five-day retreat, suitable for beginners or experienced practitioners, offers immersion in two contemplative practices from the Christian tradition: Centering Prayer, a form of silent meditation, and Lectio Divina, a way of listening to sacred texts with the ear of the heart.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Dennis Nichols ’92

The Rev. Dennis Witt Nichols, Class of 1992, Rector of the Episcopal Church of Holy Comforter, Gadsden, Alabama, died suddenly on November 24, 2014, at the age of 59.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1992, Nichols previously served at St. Peter’s Clarksboro, New Jersey, and St. John-in-the-Wilderness, Gibbsboro, New Jersey. A native of Virginia, he was a graduate of Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music and an accomplished concert organist who taught school for fifteen years in Lynchburg, Virginia before attending General.    Read more...