Category Archives: Alumni

Paula Jackson ’85 Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award [PHOTOS]

Paula Jackson ’85 Receives 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award [PHOTOS]

On May 10, 2016, during the Alumni Memorial Eucharist in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, the Rev. Paula M. Jackson, Class of 1985, accepted the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from The General Theological Seminary. The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White, Class of 1996, and President of the Alumni Executive Committee, was Celebrant at the service, and Jackson was the preacher.

In his remarks as he presenting her with the award, White thanked Jackson “for being a witness to the Gospel, in ways that many of us still only hope to become.  Read more...

IN MEMORIAM: Everett Francis ’55

IN MEMORIAM: Everett Francis ’55

The Rev. Everett W. Francis, Class of 1955, died on March 19, 2016. Longtime rector of St. Luke’s Scranton (1988-92), he also served as interim at St. Paul’s Montrose and the Episcopal Ministry of Unity, Palmerton/Lehighton.

He was born in 1927 in Taylor, Pensylvania, graduated from high school in Wilmington, Delaware, and then joined the Naval ROTC program and graduated from Duke University in 1946. After service in the Navy, Francis married Gale Gibson and they had five children: Deborah (deceased) Jesse of Chico, California, David (deceased), Elizabeth of Glen Burnie, Maryland, and Abigail of Mt.  Read more...

A New Call for John Bethell ’13

A New Call for John Bethell ’13

The Rev. John C. Bethell, Class of 2013, has been called as Chaplain at the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) in Hazelton, West Virginia. He is one of only three Episcopal priests in the Federal Prison System.

Bethell was formerly Assistant Priest at Holy Trinity, Clemson, South Carolina, as well as the Episcopal chaplain to Clemson University and the Clemson Fire Department. He recently published a reflection from his first Easter at the FCC on Episcopal CaféRead more...

A New Call for Lauren McLeavey ’13

A New Call for Lauren McLeavey ’13

The Rev. Lauren McLeavey, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in North Billerica, Massachusetts, effective July 1, 2016. McLeavey has been serving as Priest-in-Charge at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Great River, Long Island, New York, as well as Curate at St. Mark’s in Islip, Long Island.

Originally from Boxford, Massachusetts, McLeavey attended Syracuse University where she was president of the Episcopal Campus Ministry.  Read more...

Yale University to Name New College after Pauli Murray ’76

Yale University to Name New College after Pauli Murray ’76

Yale University has announced that one of the university’s two new undergraduate residential colleges, slated to open in 2017, will be named for the exemplary American leader, Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray. Murray received her doctorate in law from Yale in 1965. At age 63, inspired by her connections with other women in The Episcopal Church, she enrolled at The General Theological Seminary, and received her M.Div.  Read more...

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

General Seminary Continues Regional Conversations

Following engaging and productive gatherings in Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, and Baltimore, The General Theological Seminary is continuing a series of interactive discussions for Alumni and Friends, Conversations about General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future, with upcoming events in Massachusetts, and Maine this June. More dates and locations will be announced throughout the 2016-2017 school year.

As General Seminary launches implementation of The Way of Wisdom, we hope you can join us for this opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation.  Read more...

A New Book from Lucinda Mosher ’02

A New Book from Lucinda Mosher ’02

Lucinda Mosher, Class of 2002, has published a new book with co-editor David Marshall:  Sin, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation: Christian and Muslim Perspectives a collection of essays and scripture passages studied at the 2014 Building Bridges seminar.

The book begins with the complete texts of the opening lectures by Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen and Jonathan A. C. Brown and contains essays by Christoph Schwöbel, Ayman Shabana, Susan Eastman, Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Philip Sheldrake, and Asma Afsaruddin.  Read more...

A New Call for Keith Voets ’12

A New Call for Keith Voets ’12

The Rev. Keith Voets, Class of 2012, has been called as Priest-In-Charge of the Episcopal Church of St. Alban the Martyr in St. Albans, Queens, New York. Voets has been serving as Associate Rector at the Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington, New York, since June 2014. He previously served as Assistant Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, Connecticut.

Along with his work at St.  Read more...

A New Call for Meredith Olsen ’05

A New Call for Meredith Olsen ’05

The Rev. Meredith Kefauver Olsen, Class of 2005, has been called as Rector at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Sykesville, Maryland. Olsen previously served the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland as a supply priest and had been serving at St. Paul’s Episcopal Parish in Point of Rocks, Maryland.

Olsen also served as a chaplain at University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Towson.

A New Call for Gabe Lamazares ’10

A New Call for Gabe Lamazares ’10

The Rev. Gabriel Lamazares, Class of 2010, has been called to serve as Vicar of All Saints Church, Long Island City, New York, in the Diocese of Long Island. He has been serving as Associate Priest at the Church of Saint Luke in the Fields, New York City, since 2013. He previously served at St. Michael’s in Portland, Oregon, and helped plant a new church in North Carolina.  Read more...

Alumni Gathering 2016 Registration Now Open

Alumni Gathering 2016 Registration Now Open




The Alumni Gathering 2016

Registration is now open!

Tuesday and Wednesday

May 10 and 11, 2016

A Community of Scholarship, Worship,
and Friendship Celebrating the 194th Commencement

To register click here

May 9, 5:30 pm: Special Evensong and Reception in Thanksgiving for the Ministries of the Rev. Drs. Mitties DeChamplain and Robert Owens

The Gathering is scheduled to commence with on-site registration at 8:30 a.m. on May 10 and will conclude after Commencement on May 11.  Read more...

A New Call for Barrie Bates ’04

A New Call for Barrie Bates ’04

The Rev. Dr. J. Barrington Bates, Class of 2004, joined St. Peter’s, Essex Fells, New Jersey, in September 2015 as their new Interim Rector. Born in Philadelphia, and brought up in the Methodist Church, he was confirmed in The Episcopal Church when he was an undergraduate in Boston.

Ordained at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Bates has served Anglican and Lutheran congregations in California, New York, and New Jersey, after a career in information technology.  Read more...

A New Call for Mark Fitzhugh ’01

A New Call for Mark Fitzhugh ’01

The Rev. Mark L. Fitzhugh, Class of 2001, is the new Rector of St. John’s Lattingtown, Locust Valley, New York. He served most recently at St. Simon’s on the Sound Episcopal Church in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.  Previously, he served for seven years as assistant to the rector at Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.

In 2001, he was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Alabama by the Rt.  Read more...

A New Call for Jeremiah Williamson ’06

A New Call for Jeremiah Williamson ’06

The Rev. Jeremiah Williamson, Class of 2006, has been called as the Rector of Grace and St. Stephen’s, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Raised in the Pentecostal tradition, his leadership abilities were affirmed and nurtured there first, where he led music, taught Sunday School, and led youth events.

Williamson discovered the Anglican tradition while attending a Free Methodist church in college. After receiving his M.Div. from Drew Theological School, he completed a diploma in Anglican Studies at The General Theological Seminary and has a Contemporary Music degree from Greenville College.  Read more...

A New Call for Rob Wood ’96

A New Call for Rob Wood ’96

The Rev. Rob Wood, Class of 1996, began his new ministry as Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Cashiers, North Carolina, on March 13, 2016. For the previous eleven years, he served as Rector of St. Aidan’s in Alpharetta, Georgia. He and his wife, Linda, and their three daughters invite you to visit them in the mountains anytime.

In Memoriam: Sarah Nazimova-Baum ’11

In Memoriam: Sarah Nazimova-Baum ’11

Sarah Rachel Nazimova-Baum, Class of 2011, died on March 2, 2016, after an eight-month struggle with ovarian cancer, bringing to an untimely close 52 years of a life that fused creativity, spiritual discernment, intelligence, and caring service to others. Her love extended to a constellation of family and friends, and focused on the centers of her life: her husband, Mark, and her son, Raphael.

Nazimova-Baum’s creative impulse was manifest in every facet of her life, from her accoutrements—homemade jewelry, a bag with her knitting—to the inviting posters she crafted for family occasions.  Read more...

Paula M. Jackson ’85 to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

Paula M. Jackson ’85 to receive Distinguished Alumni Award

The Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary is delighted to announce that the Rev. Paula M. Jackson, Class of 1985, is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Jackson has been the Rector of the multicultural Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1990. She is married to the Rev. Daniel M. Watson; they have three grown children and two grandchildren.  Read more...