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Gene Robinson ’73 named to two Chautauqua Institution posts

Bishop Gene Robinson, Class of 1973, has been appointed Incoming Vice President/Senior Pastor and Chair of President’s Advisory Council on Faith in Society at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York.

In anticipation of the departure of Director of Religion the Rev. Robert Franklin at the conclusion of the 2017 Chautauqua Institution season, President Michael E. Hill has announced plans to reorganize the Department of Religion with an eye toward shaping a national dialogue on faith in society.  Read more...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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 Call for Marie Tatro ‘13

The Rev. Marie Tatro, Class of 2013, has been appointed to the newly created position of Vicar for Community Justice of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island by The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano.

Provenzano said, “I am very grateful to Mother Marie Tatro for accepting my invitation to join the staff of the diocese to shepherd the efforts of our clergy and people to serve the vulnerable in our communities in areas of immigration, housing, and equal rights and treatment.  Read more...

A New Call for Jim Miller ‘15

The Rev. James Miller, Class of 2015, has been called by the Lutheran Parish of Northern Dutchess (ELCA, Metro New York Synod) to be their pastor. The parish consists of Memorial Lutheran Church in Rock City, Third Lutheran Church in Rhinebeck, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Red Hook.

Miller has been serving as their circuit preacher since September of 2016, leading worship at each church every Sunday and will now assume full-time ministry for the parish effective April 1.  Read more...

A New Call for Richard Lawson ‘01

The Rev. Richard Lawson, Class of 2001, has been called as the next Dean of Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Lawson has served as the rector of Grace-St. Luke’s Church in Memphis, Tennessee since 2010, and previously as rector at St. John’s, Decatur, Alabama.

Lawson received his B.A. from Auburn University, and after graduating from General received his S.T.M. from Sewanee. He is published in the Sewanee Theological Review, and his article “Mysticism and Pragmatism in Modern Religious Architecture” will be published in the Spring 2017 issue of the Anglican Theological ReviewRead more...

A New Call for Kevin Olds ’10

The Rev. Kevin Olds, Class of 2010, has been called as the 4th Rector of St. Timothy’s on the Hill, Fairfield, Connecticut. He has previously been serving as the Rector of St. John’s in Saugus, Massachusetts, and has also spent time as a hospital chaplain. Hailing from upstate New York, Olds also attended Drew Theological School, in addition to The General Theological Seminary. His first career was in Information Technology before hearing the call to ordained ministry.  Read more...

A New Call for Bruce Woodcock ’02

The Rev. Canon Bruce W. Woodcock, Class of 2002, has been named Episcopal Church Partnership Officer for Asia and the Pacific, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. Woodcock will be responsible for nurturing Episcopal Church relationships with Anglican Communion partners in the region and working with The Episcopal Church’s office for Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations.

Woodcock is currently the Interim Pastor at St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, New York, and has previously served congregations in the Diocese of Newark.  Read more...

A New Call for Phil Linder ’85

The Rev. Dr. Philip Linder, Class of 1985, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He had previously served at Grace Church, Long Island; St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta; Holy Trinity, Atlanta; Trinity Cathedral, Columbia; and St. John’s, Versailles, Kentucky. He had retired to Charleston with his wife Ellen, after 30 years in full-time parish ministry, to be close to family and grandchildren.  Read more...

Mark Collins ’08 Called as Rector, All Saints’ Glen Rock, NJ

The Rev. Mark Collins, Class of 2008, has been called as Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Glen Rock, NJ, where he has served as Interim Rector since September 2015. Collins was previously the Interim Pastor at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan where he served since 2012. Prior to that, he was the Assistant to the Rector at Christ and Saint Stephen’s Church from 2008 until 2012.  Read more...

Update from Ronald Noone ’83

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Noone (Class of 1983), a former tutor and visiting professor at The General Theological Seminary, has been the Interim Pastor at the Church of the Transfiguration in Manhattan for the past year. He returns home to the Diocese of Melbourne, Victoria in Australia in February, 2017. Noone has spent most of his ministry in educational settings, schools and universities with a stint as Rector in a parish in Geelong, Victoria.  Read more...

A New Call for Robert Clements ’85

The Rev. Dr. Robert Peter Clements, Class of 1985, has been called as Priest-In-Charge at Christ Episcopal Church of Bethany, Connecticut. Clements has been the Rector of Christ Church in Roxbury, Connecticut since 2009 and, prior to that, served several parishes and schools in the northeast.

Along with his degree from The General Theological Seminary, among other degrees, he holds a doctorate from Princeton Theological Seminary.  Read more...

A New Call for Eric Williams ’92

The Rev. Eric Williams, Class of 1992, has been called as Priest-in-Charge of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Rochester, Michigan.

A native of Los Angeles, Williams received his bachelor’s degree in history from Williams College in 1986 before receiving his M.Div. from The General Theological Seminary. As a priest for 24 years, he has served congregations in Western Massachusetts, Western New York, and Michigan. Most recently, he served the Diocese of Michigan as Director of the Whitaker Institute, the adult formation arm of the diocese, since July 2014.  Read more...