Tag Archives: transitions

A New Call for Mark Goodman ‘91

The Very Rev. Mark Goodman, Class of 1991 and a member of the Alumni Executive Committee, has accepted a call to be the Corporate Director of Community Development at Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group, a local aging services corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His final Sunday at The Cathedral of Saint John in Albuquerque, where he has been Dean since 2007, will be November 5.

Goodman previously served for eight and a half years as Rector of Trinity Church, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and before that as Rector of Trinity Church in Hamilton, Ohio.  Read more...

A New Call for Joseph Peters-Mathews ’12

(Photo credit: Dani Scoville / Diocese of California)

The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews, Class of 2012, will begin his cure as Vicar of St. Joseph-St. John, Lakewood, WA on September 17, 2017. He was ordained deacon in the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast in December 2011. He was ordained priest in San Francisco in December 2012. From September 2012 through December 2016 he served as the Working Group Head for Communications for the Diocese of California.   Read more...

A New Call for Dion Thompson ‘07

The Rev. M. Dion Thompson, Class of 2007, has joined St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Annapolis, MD as the Associate Priest for Pastoral Care.

Thompson previously served for eight and a half years as the rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant in Baltimore City and immediately prior to St. Anne’s, he served as interim rector of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church in Darlington, Maryland.  Read more...

A New Ministry for Geraldine Swanson ‘08

The Rev. Deacon Geraldine Swanson, Class of 2008, has been appointed the deacon to the Richmond Episcopal Ministry which is overseeing the development of new ministries on Staten Island, NY and helping existing congregations revamp their vision for the future due to changing demographics and resources.

Swanson has served over 25 years as an educator in both public and private schools in New York City, both in the classroom and as a mentor to new teachers, trainer of teacher mentors, and staff developer.  Read more...

Scott MacDougall ’07 Named Co-Editor of Anglican Theological Review

Dr. Scott MacDougall, Class of 2007, has been appointed Co-Editor in Chief of the Anglican Theological Review, effective September 1, 2017.

MacDougall is Assistant Professor of Theology at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Along with his M.A. in Theology from General, he has a doctorate in systematic theology from Fordham University. He serves as Secretary of the ATR Board. MacDougall’s research centers on ecclesiology and eschatology, and he is the author of More than Communion: Imagining an Eschatological Ecclesiology (T&T Clark, 2015).  Read more...

A New Call for Melanie Lemburg ‘04

The Lemburgs: Mary Margaret, Melanie, David and Jack.

The Rev. Melanie Dickson Lemburg, Class of 2004, has been called as the new Rector of St. Thomas Isle of Hope, Savannah, Georgia. She follows the Rev. Richard Nelson who retired earlier this year. Her first Sunday will be August 6.

A lifelong Episcopalian, Lemburg earned a BA in English Literature from Rhodes College in 1998. On graduation she worked for Stewpot Community Services, where she created and directed an adult enrichment day program for senior citizens and adults with mental disabilities in Jackson, Mississippi.  Read more...

A New Call for Sheelagh Clarke ‘05

The Rev. Sheelagh Clarke, Class of 2005, has been appointed to the position of Interim Coordinator for Youth & Young Adult Ministries on the diocesan staff of the Diocese of Newark, according to an announcement from the Diocese. Effective August 6 she is stepping down as Rector of St. Stephen’s, Millburn, NJ, where she has served for the past six years. She will assume her new role on September 1.  Read more...

Kevin Brown ’07 Elected 11th Bishop of Delaware

The Rev. Kevin S. Brown, Class of 2007 was elected 11th Bishop of Delaware at a special convention on July 15, 2017. He was elected on the fifth ballot at St. Anne’s Episcopal School in Middletown, according to a news release issued by the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.

Brown has been the Rector of Holy Comforter Church in Charlotte, NC since 2010. He previously served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Paris, TN.  Read more...

A New Call for Adam Shoemaker, ‘07

The Rev. Adam J. Shoemaker, Class of 2007, has been called to serve as Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

He has most recently served as rector of Holy Comforter in Burlington, N.C. since 2011. While at Holy Comforter, Shoemaker supported the launch of a thriving partnership with a nearby Title I elementary school and helped the parish open a bilingual preschool to serve children in the wider Burlington community.  Read more...

A New Call for Rick Robÿn ‘07

The Rev. Richard Robÿn, Class of 2007, has been called as rector of St. Mary’s-In-Tuxedo Episcopal Church in Tuxedo Park, N.Y.  He has been serving as rector at Trinity Church Oxford in Philadelphia, and previously at Church of the Resurrection in Manhattan.

While at General, Robÿn served his seminary internship at the Church of the Transfiguration, where he helped organize a mission trip to New Orleans to help in the Hurricane Katrina clean-up efforts.  Read more...

A New Call for Rosa Brown ‘94

The Rev. Rosa Brown, Class of 1994, has been called as an Interim Priest by Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis, IN.

Originally from the Diocese of Costa Rica, Brown worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Bishop prior to accepting her call to the Priesthood. She has previously served parishes throughout the country, including St. Paul’s in Paterson, NJ, St. Philip’s in the Hills in Tucson, AZ, and Church of Our Saviour in Cincinnati, OH.  Read more...

A New Call for Austin McGehee ‘15

The Rev. Austin McGehee, Class of 2015, has been called to serve as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Meridian, MS. He has been serving at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA as Associate Rector for Youth and Young Adults.

With a music scholarship to play the trumpet in the Ole Miss Band, McGehee obtained his Bachelors in Political Science. After college, Austin served as an AmeriCorps member, tutoring and mentoring at a children’s residential psychiatric treatment facility.  Read more...

A New Call for Matt Dayton-Welch ‘15

The Rev. Matthew Dayton-Welch, Class of 2015, has been called as Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Newton Square, PA. He has previously served as Associate Rector at St. David’s in Wayne, PA.

Dayton-Welch also serves as a trustee of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and has directed pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Before entering seminary, he had served several years in the Foreign Service as an officer for the State Dept.  Read more...

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...

A New Call for Nancy Hagner ‘14

The Rev. Nancy J. Hagner, Class of 2014, has been called to serve as the twelfth Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Concord, MA beginning October 1, 2017. Hagner has served as the Associate Rector of Trinity Church in Princeton, NJ since the summer of 2014. She also currently serves on the Diocese of New Jersey’s Committee for Lifelong Formation.

Prior to being called to ordained ministry, Hagner was the Director of Development for the Institute for Christian & Jewish Studies in Baltimore MD for five years, and had an earlier career in the business world including time as a Vice President of Wealth Management at Bank of America.  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...