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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.

While at General, 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, Lee Ann 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 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...

A New Call for Julia A. Fritts ’08

A New Call for Julia A. Fritts ’08

The Rev. Julia A. Fritts accepted a new call in January 2015, to serve as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in East Windsor, Connecticut. Prior to returning to the East Coast, Julia served as Assistant Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis, Oregon; Priest-in-Residence at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Sweet Home, Oregon; and as a far-ranging supply priest for the Diocese of Oregon.  Read more...

Christoph Keller Installed as Dean and Rector of Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock

Christoph Keller Installed as Dean and Rector of Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock

Chris Keller ’09 (l) with Dean Dunkle ’04 (r)

The Rev. Dr. Christoph Keller III (Th.D. 2009), member of the Board of Trustees of The General Theological Seminary, was installed as Dean and Rector of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock, Arkansas, on December 6, 2015. The Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Dean and President of General preached at the service.

Throughout his life and ministry, Keller has blended scholarly pursuits with innovative leadership.  Read more...

A New Call for Anna Noon ’10

A New Call for Anna Noon ’10

The Rev. Anna C. Noon, Class of 2010, has been called to serve as Associate Rector for Worship and Faith Formation at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, Maryland. Noon had most recently been serving as Assistant Rector at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and before that, as Associate at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Hampton, Virginia.  Read more...

A New Call for J. Brian Ponder ’04

A New Call for J. Brian Ponder ’04

The Rev. Canon James Brian Ponder, Class of 2004, has been called as Canon-elect for Administration and Finance in the Diocese of Mississippi. He will assume his duties full-time upon the retirement of the current Canon in February 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served in various capacities of diocesan leadership in both Mississippi and West Tennessee, including chairing the Diocese of Mississippi’s Transition Committee (2013-2014).  Read more...

A New Call for Krista Dias ’13

A New Call for Krista Dias ’13

The Rev. Krista Dias, Class of 2013, has been called as Director for Community Life at Chapel of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dias had been serving as Curate at Christ Church, Short Hills, New Jersey, since June of 2013. She previously served as Youth Minister and preschool teacher at Christ Church Bronxville.  Read more...

A New Call for Rebecca Barnes ’12

A New Call for Rebecca Barnes ’12

The Rev. Rebecca A. Barnes, Class of 2012, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Barnes has been serving as Vicar of Holy Trinity, Inwood, New York, since September 2013. She will celebrate her first service at St. Luke’s on Thanksgiving Day.  Read more...

A New Call for Kerlin Richter ’13

A New Call for Kerlin Richter ’13

The Rev. Kerlin Richter, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of Saint David of Wales, Portland, Oregon. Richter worked for Missional Vitality in the Diocese of Long Island, and most recently founded Bushwick Abbey, a church plant in Brooklyn, New York. She returns home to Saint David’s, where she served as seminarian intern in 2010-2011, with her husband, Jordan, and their son, Adin. Richter will begin her service on the First Sunday after Epiphany, January 10, 2016.  Read more...

A New Call for Howard Gillette ’12

A New Call for Howard Gillette ’12

After 12 years of service in the Diaconate, the Rev. Howard Gillette, Class of 2012, was ordained a priest this past April in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, and is now serving as Associate Priest at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brentwood, Pennsylvania. He was also recently appointed as a Chaplain with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and is a disaster-planning coordinator for the diocese.  Read more...

A New Call for Jeffrey Thornberg ’08

A New Call for Jeffrey Thornberg ’08

The Rev. Jeffrey D. S. Thornberg, Class of 2008, is the new Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He began serving in March, 2015. Thornberg began his ministry as the Associate Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, before moving to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, in 2012. At St. Paul’s, he served as the senior associate member of the clergy and chief operating officer.  Read more...

A New Call for Sara Fischer ’03

A New Call for Sara Fischer ’03

The Rev. Sara Fischer, Class of 2003, has been called as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Seattle, and took up her position on September 27, 2015. Fischer most recently served as Canon for Congregational Development in the Diocese of Oregon.

Fischer began her ministry as Associate for Faith Formation at Grace Memorial in Portland, served as Rector at St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukie, Oregon, and most recently as Rector of St.  Read more...

A New Call for Joe Mitchell ’12

A New Call for Joe Mitchell ’12

The Rev. Joseph Mitchell, Class of 2012, is the new Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Asheboro, North Carolina. He previously served as curate at Christ Church Cathedral in Lexington, Kentucky. He also served at a church in Aiken, South Carolina, and later served as chaplain at the University of Kentucky.  Read more...

A New Call for John Satula ’06

A New Call for John Satula ’06

The Rev. John A. Satula, Class of 2006, is the new Rector of St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury, Massachusetts. He was previously Assistant Rector of St. Matthew’s Church in Wilton, Connecticut. Satula also served as an assistant rector in Newtown, Connecticut during the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.

 

 

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