Archives for April 2014

Central Pennsylvania: Elaine Ellis Thomas ordained

[Diocese of Central Pennsylvania] The Rt. Rev. Nathan Baxter ordained into the priesthood on Tuesday April 29, the Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas. The ordination took place at St. Edward’s Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Rev. Claire Nevin-Field, assistant rector, St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, was the preacher. Choirs from St. Edwards, Lancaster; St. James’, Lancaster and St. Peter’s […]

Long Island welcomes Assistant Bishop Chilton Knudsen

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island press release] Bishop Chilton Knudsen, former Bishop of Maine and current Assistant Bishop of New York, has been appointed Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island.  Starting on September 2, Bishop Knudsen will be asked to share in Bishop’s visitations three weekends per month and provide oversight on behalf […]

Magdalene St. Louis hires director of outreach and advocacy

[Magdalene St. Louis] Magdalene St. Louis is pleased to announce the hiring of Christine McDonald as Director of Outreach and Advocacy effective immediately.  McDonald has previously served on the Board of Directors for the organization and is well known for her role in shaping policy affecting victims of human trafficking. Magdalene St. Louis is a St. Louis, […]

Andrew McGowan appointed dean of Berkeley Divinity School

[Berkeley Divinity School press release] Andrew McGowan has been appointed President and Dean of the Berkeley Divinity School and Associate Dean for Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School. McGowan is currently Warden of Trinity College at The University of Melbourne, and will join the Berkeley administration on August 1, 2014. An Anglican priest and historian, […]

Texas’ St. Vincent’s House welcomes Freda Marie Brown as new director

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Rev. Freda Marie Brown has been named as the new executive director of St. Vincent’s House, a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Galveston. She begins her new work on May 1, 2014. SVH current director, Michael Jackson, has served in the position since 1999 and […]

New positions announced at Church Mission Society

[Church Mission Society press release] The Church Mission Society (CMS) has this week announced the appointment of Debbie James to the new position of director of church and community mission. Debbie will take the lead in sharing CMS’s mission experience with churches in the UK, as well as encouraging members of the CMS mission community. […]

Alan M. Gates elected as bishop of Massachusetts

[Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts] The people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts have elected an Ohio parish priest to be their next bishop. At the special electing convention held on Saturday, April 5, clergy and lay delegates elected the Rev. Alan M. Gates, rector of St. Paul’s Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, to succeed the […]

Stafford named as visiting professor of church history at CDSP

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific press release] The Rev. Dr. William Stafford will be visiting professor of church history at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) during the 2014-2015 academic year, CDSP’s Academic Dean Ruth Meyers announced on March 31. Stafford, who taught a course in the English Reformation at CDSP during the […]