Archives for June 2014

Eight new deacons ordained at Houston cathedral service

On June 21, the Rt. Rev. Dena Harrison, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, ordained eight new deacons: Sharron Leslie Cox, Elizabeth Ruth Dowell, Keith Frederick Giblin, Eric André Cole Holloway, Kellaura Beth Johnson, Paulette Williams Magnuson, Eileen Elizabeth O’Brien and Terry Lee Pierce. The service was held at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown […]

Clay Lein named as rector of St. John the Divine, Houston

[Episcopal Diocese of Texas] The Rev. Dr. Clay Lein has accepted the call as the fifth rector of St. John the Divine, Houston, according to a statement released by their search committee this week. Lein is the founding rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Frisco, Texas, where he has grown the congregation to more […]

Virginia: Lindsay Ryland to retire as director of transition ministry

[Diocese of Virginia] Lindsay Ryland, director of transition ministry, has announced plans to retire in September 2014, after 13 years of service on diocesan staff. Lindsay joined the staff in 2001 to serve as assistant for deployment, and became the diocesan deployment officer in 2003. She has worked with parishes in search of clergy as […]

Diana Southwick Scheide ordained deacon in Central Pennsylvania

The ordination of Diana Southwick Scheide to the Sacred Order of Deacons was celebrated Friday, June 20, 2014 at her home parish of St. John Episcopal Church in York, Pennsylvania. The Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert, provisional bishop of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania was the celebrant. Scheide is a recent graduate of Sewanee School of Theology. She […]

Catherine Roskam to serve St. James’, L.A., as bishop-in-charge

[Episcopal News, Los Angeles] Bishop Catherine Roskam, retired bishop suffragan of the Diocese of New York, has been called as bishopin-charge under special circumstances at St. James’ Church on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles,  beginning July 1. Roskam has lived in the Diocese of Los Angeles since her retirement in 2012. She has frequently assisted […]

Richard Bass joins Church Publishing as consulting editor

[Church Publishing press release] Nationally recognized congregational development expert and former publisher of the Alban Institute Richard Bass has joined Church Publishing Incorporated (CPI) as a consulting editor, specializing in congregational development, church leadership, and the challenges and opportunities facing congregations today. Bass served as Director of Publishing at Alban from 2002 until earlier this […]

Central Pennsylvania elects Robert Gepert as provisional bishop

[Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvannia press release] To kick off the 144th Annual Diocesan Convention, clergy and elected lay delegates of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania elected the the Rt. Rev. Robert Gepert as their provisional bishop. Bishop Gepert will remain the provisional until a new bishop is elected in March 2015. The Rt. Rev. […]

Sean Lanigan receives Beatitudes Society Fellowship

[Beatitudes Society] The Beatitudes Society has announced that Sean Lanigan, Yale Divinity School ’09, has been awarded a $10,000 Beatitudes Fellowship. He is one of eight emerging faith leaders from across the United States selected for the annual award. “We are delighted that Sean is one of our game-changing new leaders,” said The Rev. Anne Howard, Executive Director […]

Portland dean William Lupfer named rector of Trinity Wall Street

[Trinity Wall Street press release] The Parish of Trinity Wall Street has called the Very Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, the dean of the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Portland, Oregon, as its next rector. Lupfer was named at the vestry’s June 11 meeting. Lupfer will succeed the Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper to become the 18th […]

Mauai elected to Executive Council

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Deacon Brandon Mauai of the Diocese of North Dakota has been elected by the Episcopal Church Executive Council to serve the unexpired term of the late Rev. Deacon Terry Star. The announcement was made by the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of General Convention, […]