Archives for May 2013

David Griffith joins Episcopal Community Services as executive director

[Episcopal Community Services — Press Release] David E. Griffith has been named the first non-clerical executive director of Episcopal Community Services, Philadelphia, Pa. Griffith has left his position as CEO of Modern Group Ltd. headquartered in Bristol, Pa., and joined the Rev. John Midwood, retiring ECS executive director, for an unusual two-month overlap of leadership. […]

Julie Simonton named officer for congregational development in VA

[Episcopal Diocese of Virginia] Julie Simonton has been named to the new position of staff officer for congregational development and stewardship. Simonton, who has served as a lay associate minister for parish life and family ministries at Grace Church, Alexandria, will begin work at Mayo House in Richmond in August. “I am delighted to welcome […]

American Cathedral in Paris institutes Lucinda Laird as 10th dean

[American Cathedral in Paris — Press Release] The Very Reverend Lucinda Laird was instituted as the 10th Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris on May 26, 2013, in a rite celebrated by the Right Reverend Pierre W. Whalon, Bishop-in-Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. “I am delighted to institute the Very […]

Elizabeth Molitors named rector at Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee

The Church of the Annunciation of Our Lady, Gurnee, Illinois, is delighted to welcome as its 7th rector, the Rev. Elizabeth Molitors. Installation will be held on Tuesday, June 4, at 7 p.m. Molitors comes to us from her position of associate rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, where she has […]

Jane Patterson named assistant professor at Southwest

[Seminary of the Southwest press release] The Rev. Jane Patterson, Ph.D. has been appointed assistant professor of New Testament at Seminary of the Southwest by action of the seminary’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on May 13, 2013. Dr. Patterson has served on the adjunct faculty since 2010 teaching courses in Bible and spiritual […]

Randolph Alexander named rector of Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, VA

After an 11-month search, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill is pleased to announce that it has called the Reverend J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. as its tenth Rector. He will join the congregation on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Randy Alexander comes to Immanuel from Christ Church in Pelham, NY, an historic church in Westchester County on the Long Island […]

Jared Houze named curate of Emmanuel Church, San Angelo, Texas

Jared Houze has just graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin. He has been called to serve as curate of Emmanuel Church, San Angelo, Texas. Jared will give leadership to student and family ministry, engaging and welcoming newcomers, and he will lead the parish in exploring how to connect with those who are […]

Western Michigan diocese elects Whayne Hougland Jr. as 9th bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan] The Rev. Whayne M. Hougland Jr. was elected at a special electing convention on May 18 to be the 9th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan. Hougland, rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury, North Carolina, was elected on the 8th ballot out of a field of […]

Lee Alison Crawford called to Church of Our Saviour, Mission Farm

The Rev. Canon Lee Alison Crawford was called in early April to serve at Church of Our Saviour, Mission Farm in Killington, Vermont. Church of Our Saviour is home to a bakery and guest house that sleeps 16 people. Its 170 acres alongside a river and up to a mountain ridge provide walking trails for […]

Corby Pine named director of Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center

Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center (TECC), a ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson, Maryland that offers quality preschool and child care for two-year-old, three-year-old, and pre-kindergarten children, has named Mrs. Corby Pine as its new director. Pine will be responsible for TECC’s operations starting June 17, 2013. Working with an experienced, professional, and caring team […]