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A New Call for David Ware ’95

A New Call for David Ware ’95

The Rev. David J. Ware, Class of 1995, has been called as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore, Maryland. Ware previously served as Rector of St. John’s in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., and before that associate rector of Trinity in Wilmington, DE., and chaplain and upper school head at St. Alban’s Episcopal School in Washington.

Ware succeeds the Rev. Paul Tunkle ’84, who retired last year.  Read more...

Andrew Durbidge ’14 Appointed Real Estate Manager for the Diocese of Long Island

Andrew Durbidge ’14 Appointed Real Estate Manager for the Diocese of Long Island

The Rev. Deacon Andrew Durbidge, Class of 2014, has been appointed Real Estate Manager for the Trustees of the Estate Belonging to the Diocese of Long Island. The Rt. Rev. Lawrence C. Provenzano, Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island, announced the appointment effective June 10, 2015.

Prior to discernment for ordination, Durbidge was founder and principal partner of a real estate consulting business based in Sydney, Australia, that provided development and project management services for a range of non-profit organizations, including the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.  Read more...

A New Call for Michael Rau ’13

A New Call for Michael Rau ’13

The Rev. Michael Rau, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of Holy Nativity Church in Rockledge, Pennsylvania. Rau is currently Assistant Rector at St. Mark’s, New Canaan, Connecticut, where he will celebrate his last Sunday on August 23, 2015. He will be heading back to his home Diocese of Pennsylvania with his wife, Melissa, a former staff member at General, and their three children.  Read more...

A New Call for Scot McComas ’03

A New Call for Scot McComas ’03

The Rev. Scot McComas, Class of 2003, has joined St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller, Texas, as their third rector. He most recently served at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas, with previous experience in parishes and schools from Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey.  Read more...

A New Call for Michele Morgan ’04

A New Call for Michele Morgan ’04

The Rev. Michele Morgan, Class of 2004, began serving as Interim Rector of St. Mark’s, Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., on June 29, 2015. She attended The General Theological Seminary after a long stint in retail management. Arriving in New York in late August of 2001, her call to serve the people of God was formed by many things, most notably the terrorist attacks on September 11.  Read more...

A New Call for Sam Smith ’09

A New Call for Sam Smith ’09

The Rev. Samuel J. Smith, Class of 2009, has been called to serve as Priest-in-Charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He previously served as Assistant Priest at St. Michael’s on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and prior to that was the Director of Programs for Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York. He also served as the Interim Priest at Holy Trinity in Manhattan, and as an assisting priest at the Cathedral Church of St.  Read more...

A New Call for Claire Nevin-Field ’06

A New Call for Claire Nevin-Field ’06

The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, Class of 2006, has been named the 21st Rector of St. Peter’s Church in Philadelphia. Nevin-Field, who has served as Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s Church since 2006, assumed her responsibilities as rector on August 1, 2015.

Nevin-Field will be the first female rector in the history of the parish. She succeeds the Rev. Ledlie I. Laughlin, who has been named rector of St.  Read more...

A New Call for Rebecca Myers ’13

A New Call for Rebecca Myers ’13

The Rev. Rebecca Myers, Class of 2013, has been called as Rector of The Church of the Nativity and St. Stephen in Newport, Pennsylvania. She celebrated her first Sunday there on June 28, 2015. Myers returns to the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania after serving in the Diocese of Lexington from August, 2013 through May, 2015.

Myers previously served as Priest-in-Charge, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corbin, Kentucky, while also putting her former experience as a social worker leading non-profits to work as Executive Director of St.  Read more...

A New Call for David Fleenor ’06

A New Call for David Fleenor ’06

The Rev. David Fleenor, Class of 2006, has been called as the Director of Clinical Pastoral Education for the Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. Ranked as one of the country’s leading health systems, Mt. Sinai is comprised of seven hospitals throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Fleenor concludes nine years of service at the HealthCare Chaplaincy Network where he held several roles. His most recent was as Senior Director of Chaplaincy Services and CPE, in which he oversaw chaplaincy services and CPE at eight hospitals while participating in the development of ChaplainsOnHand.org, the first-ever professional-quality online service to provide spiritual comfort for people who are seriously ill.  Read more...

A New Call for Betsy Ivey ’13

A New Call for Betsy Ivey ’13

The Rev. Betsy S. Ivey, Class of 2013, accepted a call from St. Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church in South Philadelphia in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Her service as Rector began July 1, 2015. She previously served two years as Curate at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Shippensburg Pennsylvania in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, with the Rector, the Rev. Barbara Hutchinson, Class of 2008.  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 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...