Tag Archives: transitions

A New Call for Joe Greene ’06

A New Call for Joe Greene ’06

The Rev. Joseph Greene (Class of 2006) is the new Rector of St. John’s Church, Larchmont, New York. He had previously been serving as Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Greensboro, Georgia.

After his graduation from General, Greene served as curate at St. Columba’s, Suwanee, Georgia, where he met and married Ashley Reynolds Greene. They have two sons.  Read more...

Kristen Foley ’13 First Woman to Lead St. James, Edison, New Jersey

Kristen Foley ’13 First Woman to Lead St. James, Edison, New Jersey

The Rev. Kristen C. Foley (Class of 2013) is the first female priest in the three-century history of Saint James Episcopal Church in Edison, New Jersey. The Rt. Rev. William Stokes (Class of 1990) celebrated a special Holy Eucharist on March 21, 2015 to mark the installation of Foley as the new pastor of the Saint James.

Click here to read the full story on myCentralJersey.com.  Read more...

A New Call for Katy Herron-Piazza ’06

The Rev. Katy Herron-Piazza (Class of 2006) has been called as the new Priest in Charge of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Weston, Connecticut, her hometown. She most recently served over two years as interim pastor for Holy Trinity Episcopal in Pawling, New York. Before that, she served on the clergy staff at St. John’s Church in Larchmont, New York, for five years.

Herron-Piazza graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1994, and received a master’s degree in public administration from Cleveland State in 1997.  Read more...

Chris Webber ’56 Serving at CDSP

Chris Webber ’56 Serving at CDSP

The Rev. Chris Webber (Class of 1956) is serving as Adjunct Professor of Liturgics at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Webber is teaching the course that deals with “how to preside at a Eucharist and baptize babies,” noting “stuff that didn’t get taught at GTS fifty years ago because most graduates would be serving as Curates and learning on the job.”

Webber is a former trustee of The General Theological Seminary and was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2006.  Read more...

A New Call for Robert Picken ’06

A New Call for Robert Picken ’06

The Rev. Canon Robert Picken (Class of 2006) is now serving as Rector of St. Paul’s Church in Rochester, New York. He joined the parish in October 2014 and was inducted as the 21st Rector on December 10.

Previously, he served as Canon for Pastoral Care and Liturgy at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, Long Island. In November 2013, he was installed as an honorary canon of that cathedral by the Rt.   Read more...

Joe Chambers ’06 Appointed Canon in Missouri

Joe Chambers ’06 Appointed Canon in Missouri

The Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith has appointed the Rev. Joseph Cortright Chambers (Class of 2006) to Canon for Mission and Young Adults for the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. Chambers will continue as Chaplain of Rockwell House, Episcopal Campus Ministry at Washington University in St. Louis. He will begin to expand campus ministry relationships in the diocese, as well as networking young adult ministry and assisting the work of Canon to the Ordinary, Dan Smith, with congregational transitions.  Read more...

A New Call For Stephanie Yancy ’06

A New Call For Stephanie Yancy ’06

The Rev. Stephanie Yancy, Class of 2006, has been appointed Interim Missioner for Young Adult Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Yancy served most recently as interim rector of St. Luke’s, Durham.

Although a different kind of interim ministry from that to which she is accustomed, Yancy believes the goals are the same. “Change is constant,” she says. “I see my role as keeping things going and keeping people focused on mission during the times between settled leaders.  Read more...

A New Call for Lynne Grifo ’90

A New Call for Lynne Grifo ’90

The Rev. Lynne A Grifo is now serving as Interim Rector of All Saints Church, Bay Head, NJ, effective December 1, 2014. Grifo was most recently Interim Pastor of St. John’s Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn. This is the fifth congregation in succession she has served as pastor and transition specialist across four dioceses.

Grifo’s professional experience is well-suited to interim ministry and she enjoys the challenges each different context offers.  Read more...

A New Call for John Satula ’06

A New Call for John Satula ’06

The Rev. John Satula, Class of 2006, has been called as Rector of St. James Episcopal Church in Amesbury, MA.  He joined the parish Sunday, December 21, 2014, just in time for Christmas.

Satula graduated from Elmira College with a degree in Theater before attending General, and also holds a Master’s in Church History, Biblical Studies and Christian Education from Duke University. He has previously served congregations in Wilton, CT; Gainesville, FL; and most recently as Assistant to the Rector of Trinity Church in Newton, CT.  Read more...

A New Call for Chris Ballard ‘12

A New Call for Chris Ballard ‘12

The Rev. Christopher Ballard, Class of 2012 and former Associate Director of the Desmond Tutu Center, has been called as Rector of Trinity-St. John’s, Hewlett, N.Y.

He is currently the Associate Rector at the Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, a parish known for its diversity as well as its ongoing partnership with Occupy Sandy to help bring relief to neighbors devastated in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  Read more...

A New Call for Matt Holcombe ’11

A New Call for Matt Holcombe ’11

The Rev. Matthew Holcombe, Class of 2011, has been called as Associate Rector for Spiritual Growth and Adult Formation at Christ Church, Charlotte, North Carolina.  He was previously Associate Rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Wayne, Pennsylvania. Before being called to ordained ministry, Holcombe was Vice President, Operations at Hotwire Communications.  Read more...

Karen Davis-Lawson ’09 Called as Rector of St. George’s, Astoria, NY

Karen Davis-Lawson ’09 Called as Rector of St. George’s, Astoria, NY

The Rev. Karen Davis-Lawson, Class of 2009, has been called to serve as the 17th Rector of St. George’s Episcopal Church, Astoria, New York. Davis-Lawson has been serving as priest-in-charge since July, 2011.

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island, instituted Davis-Lawson as rector at a Celebration of New Ministry at the church on November 8, 2014.  Read more...

A New Call for Thomas Joyner ’08

A New Call for Thomas Joyner ’08

The Rev. Thomas Joyner, Class of 2008, has been called as the Chaplain to Birmingham Episcopal Campus Ministries. He will serve as the Episcopal Chaplain to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham-Southern College, and Samford University, all in Birmingham, Alabama.

He most recently served as Interim Rector at St. Luke’s, Jacksonville, and previously as associate at Church of the Holy Trinity, Auburn, Alabama and curate at Church of the Holy Comforter, Montgomery, Alabama.  Read more...

A New Call for Jed Fox ’09

A New Call for Jed Fox ’09

The Rev. Jedediah “Jed” Fox, Class of 2009, has been called as Rector of The Church of the Redeemer in Kenmore, Washington as of January 1, 2015.

Since his graduation from General Seminary, Fox has been the curate and assistant to the rector of the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri.

Fox was born and raised in Helena, Montana, attending St.  Read more...

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

Heather Cook ’87 Consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in Maryland

GTS folk at the Consecration of the Diocese of Maryland’s new Bishop Suffragan (L to R): Bruce Parker ’84, Anna Noon ’10, Nick Szobota ’05, Annette Chappell ’03, Bp. Cook, Jesse Parker ’81, Barry Signorelli ’87, Mark Hansen ’85.

On September 6, 2014 Heather Elizabeth Cook (Class of 1987) was consecrated bishop in The Episcopal Church and made Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Maryland at a service at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore.  Read more...

A New Call for David Sibley ’11

A New Call for David Sibley ’11

The Rev. David Sibley (Class of 2011) has been called as rector, Christ Church, Manhasset, New York. He has been priest-in-charge at Saint John’s Church, Brooklyn since June 2011.

Born and raised in South Carolina, Sibley received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Chemistry at Furman University before moving to New York and matriculating at General in 2008. While at General, Sibley served as a Seminarian at St.  Read more...

A New Call for Colin Chapman ’12

A New Call for Colin Chapman ’12

The Rev. Colin Chapman (Class of 2012) has been called as Associate Rector, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Westport, Connecticut. Since his graduation from General, Chapman has been serving as Curate at Christ’s Church, Rye, New York.

Chapman co-founded The General Theological Seminary initiative “GTS Digital Formation” with the Rev. Joseph P. Peters-Mathews, also Class of 2012. The mission of GTS Digital Formation is to help clergy and lay leaders throughout The Episcopal Church appreciate the theological foundations and effectiveness of social media and digital technology for gospel proclamation and ministry.  Read more...