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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...

A New Call for Will Peyton ’06

The Rev. William “Will” P. Peyton, Class of 2006, has been called as the 10th Rector of St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Virginia, effective February 22, 2017.

Peyton is currently Associate Rector at St. James’ Church, New York City. He received his bachelor’s degree in History and American Studies from the University of Virginia before earning his M.Div. from The General Theological Seminary. Peyton was then sponsored for Ordination by St.  Read more...

A New Call for Glenna Huber ’01

The Rev. Glenna Huber, Class of 2001, is the new Interim Rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, College Park, Maryland. She has been a priest in the Diocese of Maryland since 2009. During this time her ministry has focused on issues unique to urban congregations and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Huber has served as Vicar in three settings in Baltimore with a consistent ministry at the Church of the Holy Nativity, located in Lower Park Heights.  Read more...

Jennie Talley ’14 Called as Rector, St. John’s, Wilmot

The Rev. Jennie Talley, Class of 2014, has been called as the 20th Rector of St. John’s, Wilmot, New Rochelle, New York. She had been serving as their Priest-in-Charge for a year and a half. Her institution was celebrated on December 10, 2016.

Talley graduated from The General Theological Seminary, cum laude, with an M.Div., a Certificate in Spiritual Direction, and an award for Pastoral Care.  Read more...

A New Call for Jadon Hartsuff ’12

The Rev. Canon Jadon D. Hartsuff has been called to be the eighth Rector of All Souls Parish in Washington, D.C. Hartsuff most recently served as Canon for Liturgy and Formation at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. He previously served parishes in Pennsylvania, New York, and California.

Born and raised in Michigan, Hartsuff studied Economics, Management, and Music before his career took him from Detroit to Chicago to Los Angeles, managing corporate giving for a consortium of private colleges, consulting in the hospitality sector, and leading marketing and operations for a retail ice cream brand.  Read more...

A New Call for Jay Weldon ’09

The Rev. James “Jay” Weldon, Class of 2009, is the new Rector of Parish of the Good Shepherd in Waban, Massachusetts. He had previously been serving as Rector of St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Albany, Georgia, and before that at Grace Church in New York City, and King of Peace Church in Kingsland, Georgia.

Weldon grew up in Griffin, Georgia, and attended the University of Georgia in Athens.  Read more...

A New Call for JK Melton ’13

The Rev. JK Melton, Class of 2013, has been called as Priest-in-Charge at All Saint’s Episcopal Church, Harrison, New York. He has been serving as Interim Pastor at St. Luke’s, Somers, New York. Melton remains a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in Systematic Theology at Fordham University, writing his dissertation on the ecclesiology of Rowan Williams.  Read more...

Gretchen Rehberg ’02 Elected Ninth Bishop of Spokane

The Rev. Canon Gretchen M. Rehberg, Class of 2002, has been elected as the Ninth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane. She is the 59th woman to be elected Bishop in the Anglican Communion and the first in the Diocese of Spokane.

Rehberg will be starting the work of Bishop-Elect in February, and pending the required consents from a majority of bishops with jurisdiction and Standing Committees of the Episcopal Church, will be ordained and consecrated as Bishop in March 2017 in the Cathedral of St.  Read more...

A New Call for Denise LaVetty ’13

The Rev. Deacon Denise LaVetty, Class of 2013 (M.A.), joined St. Peter’s Chelsea, in New York City on September 25, 2016, as their Parochial Deacon. Previously, LaVetty served at St. John’s in the Village, also in New York City. She will continue, while at St. Peter’s, as the “Deacon of Madison Square Park” at Ecclesia Ministries, which provides a Eucharist in the park each Sunday at 2:00 p.m., serving the homeless and needy in and around the park.  Read more...

A New Call and a New Book for Victor Austin ’85

The Rev. Canon Dr. Victor Lee Austin, Class of 1985, is now the Theologian-in-Residence of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas and the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. His background is in both the parish ministry and the academic world as a former parish rector and university professor.

As a priest in the Diocese of New York, Austin served as Theologian-in-Residence at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City since 2005.  Read more...