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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...

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.  Read more...

A New Call for Kathleen Berkowe ’10

A New Call for Kathleen Berkowe ’10

The Rev. Kathleen Hawkins Berkowe, Class of 2010, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain, Connecticut. She has been serving as Assistant to the Rector, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut. Her first service at St. Mark’s will be February 21, 2016.

While at The General Theological Seminary, Berkowe organized the speaker series, Identity, Community and the World with inaugural speaker, the Rev.  Read more...

A New Call For Lee Ann Tolzmann ’01

A New Call For Lee Ann Tolzmann ’01

The Rev. Lee Ann D. Tolzmann, Class of 2001, has been appointed Canon for Mission Leadership for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut. She began her new ministry, which focuses on clergy and congregations in transition, on August 1, 2015.

After her ordination in 2001, Tolzmann served as Assistant Rector at St. Andrew’s Church in Glenwood, Maryland. From 2003-2008, she served as Rector of the Church of the Messiah in Baltimore.   Read more...

A New Call for Fain Webb ’92

The Rev. Fain Webb, Class of 1992, is the new Priest-in-Residence at St. Dunstan’s, Succasunna, New Jersey. “I got to know some of the people while I was doing occasional services here and I liked them.” Webb said. “I felt there was a connection between who they were looking for and what I do and enjoy doing. My strengths are preaching and leading services, pastoral care and helping others grow in faith.”

Webb last served for 15 years as Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Wantage, in Sussex County.  Read more...

A New Call for Erin Betz Shank ’15

A New Call for Erin Betz Shank ’15

The Rev. Erin Betz Shank, Class of 2015, has been called as Vicar of Trinity Church, New Castle, Pennsylvania, as part of a period of intentional congregational development in the Diocese of Northwest Pennsylvania.

Betz Shank was educated at Thiel College, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and Boston University before attending The General Theological Seminary and being ordained into The Episcopal Church by Bishop Sean Rowe in February, 2015.  Read more...

Nathan LeRud ’07 Named Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Portland

Nathan LeRud ’07 Named Dean of Trinity Cathedral, Portland

The Rev. Canon Nathan LeRud, Class of 2007, has been called as the next Dean of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon. LeRud had previously been serving as the cathedral’s Acting Dean during the transition period.

A member of the cathedral’s staff since 2009, LeRud was hired by previous Dean, the Very Rev. William Lupfer, to serve as Canon Residentiary, overseeing administrative staff and ministry organization.  Read more...