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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...

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...

A New Call For Dion Thompson ’07

A New Call For Dion Thompson ’07

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson, Class of 2007, has been called as Interim Rector of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Darlington, Maryland. He previously served as Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant in Baltimore, Maryland. A native of Los Angeles, Thompson was an award-winning newspaper reporter for 20 years before his call to ministry. He is the author of the novel, Walk Like A Natural Man (2003) and a recent resident scholar at the Collegeville Institute.  Read more...

Santosh Marray ’09, D.D. ’16 Elected Bishop of Easton

Santosh Marray ’09, D.D. ’16 Elected Bishop of Easton

The Rt. Rev. Santosh K. Marray, who received his S.T.M. from The General Theological Seminary in 2009, as well as a D.D. honoris causa at our most recent Commencement, has been elected as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Easton. The convention was held at Trinity Cathedral, Easton, Maryland on June 11, 2016.

Marray is currently an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Alabama and was Bishop of Seychelles, Province of the Indian Ocean, from 2005-2008.  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...

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.  Read more...

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...

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...