Category Archives: Alumni

Scott MacDougall ’07 Named CDSP Assistant Professor of Theology

Scott MacDougall ’07 Named CDSP Assistant Professor of Theology

Dr. Scott MacDougall, Class of 2007, whose research centers on ecclesiology and eschatology, has been named assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific.

As well as his M.A. in Theology from General, MacDougall holds a PhD from Fordham University, where he also taught. He has been a visiting assistant professor at CDSP since 2015.

“During the last two academic years, all of us at CDSP have benefitted from Scott’s clear theological voice, his enthusiasm for seminary life, and his passion for theological dialogue and reflection.  Read more...

Art Powell ’83 Named Honorary Canon in New Jersey

Art Powell ’83 Named Honorary Canon in New Jersey

The Rev. Canon Arthur P. Powell, Class of 1983, has been named an Honorary Canon of Trinity Cathedral in the Diocese of New Jersey. The title was awarded at the 233rd Diocesan Convention in recognition of Powell’s long and dedicated service to the diocese.

Powell has served as rector of Holy Apostles in Yardville, NJ (formerly St. James Church and St. Matthias Church) since 1990.  Read more...

In Memoriam: William White ‘54

In Memoriam: William White ‘54

The Rev. William D. White, Class of 1954, died on his 93rd birthday, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. Ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Maryland, he served Episcopal churches in Maryland, Arizona, New York and Maine.

For more than 10 years following his retirement, Fr. White served as volunteer chaplain at Parkview Medical Center, Brunswick, Maine, and has been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.  Read more...

A New Call for Amanda Gott ‘04

A New Call for Amanda Gott ‘04

The Rev. Amanda Gott, Class of 2004, is the new rector at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Lincoln, Nebraska.

For the past seven years, Gott has been rector of Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Hamden, Connecticut. Prior to that, she was assistant rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Gott is originally from Atlanta and graduated from a high school of performing arts.  Read more...

In Memoriam: Michael Whinney ‘90

In Memoriam: Michael Whinney ‘90

The Rt. Rev. Michael Whinney, who received a Master of Theology degree from General during a sabbatical from the Church of England in 1990, died February 3, 2017 at the age of 86.

Whinney was a well-loved bishop who made a great contribution to the Church of England in Birmingham as Bishop of Aston (1982-1985) after fruitful ministry in Rainham, Bermondsey and as Archdeacon of Southwark.  Read more...

A New Call for Brad Toebben ‘14

A New Call for Brad Toebben ‘14

The Rev. Warren Bradley Toebben, Class of 2014, has been called as the next rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, WI. Toebben is currently an assistant priest at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Eugene, Oregon, and will join St. Paul’s in June.

At St. Mary’s in Eugene, Toebben has preached regularly, directed educational programs and collaboratively overseen the envisioning, developing and implementing of hospitality events.  Read more...

A New Call for Glenna Huber ‘01

A New Call for Glenna Huber ‘01

The Rev. Glenna Huber, Class of 2001, has been called as Rector of The Church of the Epiphany in Downtown Washington, DC. She is currently serving as interim Rector at St. Andrews Episcopal church in College Park, MD. Before that she served as Vicar at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Baltimore. She has also served as a consultant for urban congregations on the efficacy of community organizing in congregational development.  Read more...

In Memoriam: William Starr ‘58

In Memoriam: William Starr ‘58

The Rev. Dr. William Frederic Starr, Class of 1958, died on Feb. 11, 2017 at his home in Chilmark, MA surrounded by his family. He was 83.

A direct descendant of Dr. Comfort Starr, who emigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1635, Starr was born on May 17, 1933 in New Haven, Conn. but spent his youth in Watertown, Conn. He attended the Taft School, and Yale University, before he matriculated at General, and then received his Ph.D.  Read more...

A New Call for Dana Corsello ‘99

A New Call for Dana Corsello ‘99

The Rev. Dana Corsello, Class of 1999, has been called as the Cathedral Vicar of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., starting in July.

For the last eight years, Corsello has been Rector of St. Luke’s, San Francisco. She previously served as Senior Associate Rector at St. James’s, Richmond, VA, and before that as Associate Rector, St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, NY.

During her time at St.  Read more...

Register for the Spring Alumni Gathering on the Close!

Register for the Spring Alumni Gathering on the Close!

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE ALUMNI GATHERING 2017 A Celebration of the 195th Commencement
Evensong, Monday, May 15 – Graduation, Wednesday, May 17

Events include:
  • Special Evensong and Reception honoring the ministries of Dr. R. Bruce Mullin and Mrs. Sandra Johnson
  • Dinner in the Deanery for Alumni celebrating Jubilee Years (50, 40, 30, 25, 20, 10)
  • A Special Memorial Eucharist honoring the Rev. Dr. Margaret Guenther (1929-2016) (The Rev.
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In Memoriam: Fred Borsch ‘60

In Memoriam: Fred Borsch ‘60

The Rt. Rev. Frederick Houk Borsch, Class of 1960 and D.D. 1988, died in his sleep early April 11 from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome, a form of leukemia. He was 81 years old. Borsch served as the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles from 1988 to 2002. The clergy of the Diocese learned of Borsch’s death as they gathered for the annual Holy Tuesday renewal of vows at the Cathedral Center on April 11.  Read more...

Courtney Cowart ’94 named to head Society for the Increase of the Ministry

Courtney Cowart ’94 named to head Society for the Increase of the Ministry

Dr. Courtney V. Cowart (M.A., 1994, Th.D. 2001, and a former member of the Board of Trustees) has been appointed byThe Society for the Increase of the Ministry as its incoming executive director effective March 1. SIM’s current executive director, Thomas Moore, will serve with Cowart until his retirement from that position on SIM’s 160th birthday, October 2, 2017. Cowart comes to SIM from the School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, where she has served as the Director of the Beecken Center and Associate Dean.  Read more...

In Memoriam, Deborah Dunn ‘91

In Memoriam, Deborah Dunn ‘91

The Rev. Canon Deborah Dunn, Class of 1991, rector of St. Peter’s, Santa Maria, CA, and a former deployment officer for the Diocese of Los Angeles, died April 19, at Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, after suffering heart failure and complications of a stroke. She was 65 and had served as rector in Santa Maria since 2007.

Dunn previously served as vicar of St. Thomas Church, Hacienda Heights (1999-2007), as an associate at St.  Read more...

In Memoriam, David Ball ‘53

In Memoriam, David Ball ‘53

Bishop David Ball, Class of 1953, who led the Episcopal Diocese of Albany for 14 years and who was devoted to preserving the historic Cathedral of All Saints, died Tuesday afternoon at the age of 90, in his room at the Loudonville Assisted Living Residence, where he had welcomed dozens of friends in recent days as they came to say their goodbyes to a beloved native son and spiritual beacon.  Read more...

In Memoriam, Bob Hibbs ‘57

In Memoriam, Bob Hibbs ‘57

The Rt. Rev. Robert (Bob) Hibbs, Class of 1957, died peacefully in his home surrounded by family on April 17. He was 84. As bishop suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, he served alongside then-Diocesan Bishop Jim Folts until Hibbs’ retirement in December 2003.

Bishop Hibbs was born on April 20, 1932, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was baptized April 30, 1933, confirmed April 9, 1942, ordained deacon on June 24, 1957, ordained priest Dec.   Read more...

A New Call for Andrew Mullins ‘67

A New Call for Andrew Mullins ‘67

The Rev. Canon Andrew J. W. Mullins, Class of 1967, has been called to rejoin the clergy staff of St. Bart’s, New York as Assistant Rector, liturgy, pastoral, and development ministries.

Mullins previously served St. Bart’s for 21 years until January, 1990. During this time, he led the St Bartholomew’s Community Club, a young adult ministry which grew to 2,300 members and included outreach programs and the St.  Read more...

A New Book from James Reho ’08

A New Book from James Reho ’08

The Rev. Dr. James H. Reho, Class of 2008, has authored Tantric Jesus: The Erotic Heart of Early Christianity, published by Destiny Books, and now available from Amazon.com.

Reho is a long-time student and practitioner of spiritual wisdom, and has been initiated into multiple spiritual lineages of both East and West. Before receiving his M.Div. from General and being ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, he earned degrees in Asian Studies and Philosophy as well as Chemistry and Mathematics, and a PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University.  Read more...