Tag Archives: transitions

A New Call for Stephanie Yancy ‘06

A New Call for Stephanie Yancy ‘06

The Rev. Stephanie Yancy, Class of 2006, has been called as Vicar of St. Titus Episcopal Church, Durham, North Carolina. Yancy had been serving as Interim Rector at St. Luke’s, Durham, and as Interim Young Adult Missioner of the Diocese of North Carolina. She came to Durham from the Diocese of Maryland, where she served as Interim Rector at several parishes.

Yancy’s installation took place on June 9, 2015 with the Rt.  Read more...

Yamily Bass-Choate ’99, Missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of New York

Yamily Bass-Choate ’99, Missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry, Diocese of New York

The Rev. Yamily Bass-Choate (Class of 1999), has been appointed Missioner for Latino and Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of New York. In her position as Vicar of San Andres Episcopal Church in Yonkers, New York, Bass-Choate has established numerous outreach programs, including after school programs, a summer camp for neighborhood children, immigration counseling, and guidance in accessing social and economic resources. From 2001-2005 she was Canon for Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Mississippi.  Read more...

Stuart Kenworthy ’84 Named Interim Vicar Washington National Cathedral

Stuart Kenworthy ’84 Named Interim Vicar Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral has announced the appointment of the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy (Class of 1984) as Interim Vicar of Washington National Cathedral. On an interim basis he will assume the position vacated by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, who was recently named the Cathedral’s provost.

Kenworthy was previously the longtime Rector of Christ Church Georgetown, Washington, D.C. from 1991 until his retirement in 2014.  Read more...

A New Call for Cathy Carpenter ’12

A New Call for Cathy Carpenter ’12

The Rev. Catherine E. Carpenter (Class of 2012) has been called as Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Baldwinsville, New York, in the Diocese of Central New York. She began work there on February 15. A Celebration of New Ministry was held on May 21 with Bishop Skip Adams officiating.

Carpenter previously served as assistant at St. James on the Parkway in Minneapolis, Diocese of Minnesota.  Read more...

A New Call for Mary Frances Curns ’04

A New Call for Mary Frances Curns ’04

The Rev. Mary Frances Curns (Class of 2004) has been called as Priest-in-Charge, All Saints Episcopal Church in the Northern Berkshires, North Adams, Massachusetts.

Curns previously served as assistant at Christ Church, New Bern, North Carolina, before becoming Rector at St. Anne’s in Jacksonville, North Carolina, in 2009. Her call to All Saints puts her substantially closer to extended family in Central New York. Curns grew up in Elmira, New York and was an elementary music teacher there for 20 years.  Read more...

A New Call for Patrick Skutch ’05

The Rev. Patrick Skutch (Class of 2005) has been called as Rector, Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Park Ridge, Illinois. Skutch has been serving as Rector at Christ Church, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, since 2009. He previously served as Associate Rector at St. Martin in the Fields, Atlanta.  Read more...

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...