Archives for January 2015

Rob Wright among Georgia’s ‘100 Most Influential’

[Diocese of Atlanta] Those recognized as Georgia’s 100 most influential people recognized Jan. 27 at a luncheon given by Georgia Trend magazine included Bishop Rob Wright. Georgia Trend included Bishop Wright in the listing with the state’s U.S. senators, the chancellor of the university system and business leaders for “wading into the gun debate, urging its defeat and […]

Church of England ordains, consecrates Lane as first female bishop

[Episcopal News Service] In a packed service at York Minster Jan. 26 attended by more than 100 bishops from the Church of England and women bishops from across the Anglican Communion, Libby Lane was ordained and consecrated as the first female bishop in the history of the Church of England. Lane became the eighth bishop […]

Kenneth Kearon consecrated bishop of Limerick and Killaloe

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Service of Consecration and Ordination of Kenneth Kearon as the new Bishop of Limerick and Killaloe took place at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, Jan. 24 on the Eve of the Conversion of St Paul. The preacher at the service, Archbishop of Wales Barry Morgan, , said: “Life as a bishop […]

Miller Colombo to serve as director of Southwest Writing Center

[Seminary of the Southwest] Academic Dean Scott Bader-Saye has announced the appointment of Claire Miller Colombo to serve as director of the Writing Center at Seminary of the Southwest. Dr. Colombo has already contributed significantly to the seminary in recent years—teaching courses in theopoetics, serving as a writing consultant, and leading several well-attended and highly praised […]

Yancy appointed interim missioner for young adult ministry in North Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina press release] The Rev. Stephanie Yancy has been appointed Interim Missioner for Young Adult Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. Yancy most recently served as interim rector of St. Luke’s, Durham. Yancy is excited about taking on the interim young adult missioner role, a position expected to last […]

Lee, Razim, Stoever join Episcopal Relief & Development Board

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development welcomes three new members to its Board of Directors: The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago; The Rev. Canon Genevieve Razim, Canon for Welcome and Evangelism at Christ Church Cathedral in Houston, Texas; and Mr. Thomas W. Stoever, Jr., partner […]

Michael B. Curry named chair of Episcopal Relief & Development board

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] The Right Reverend Michael B. Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, has been appointed as Chair of Episcopal Relief & Development’s Board of Directors.  The appointment was made by the board’s Honorary Chair, The Most Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. […]

Companions of St. Luke, OSB elects a new Episcopal Visitor

The Right Reverend R. William Franklin, Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York, was elected by the professed membership of the Benedictine Community, The Companions of St. Luke – OSB to be their Episcopal Visitor. The Episcopal Church requires religious communities and orders that operate independently from normal diocesan structure to elect a Bishop […]

Episcopal Divinity School Dean Katherine Ragsdale to step down

The Very Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has announced her intention not to request a renewal of her contract when it expires at the end of June 2015. A letter from Ragsdale announcing her decision is available here. A statement from EDS’s board of trustees is available […]

Meredyth Wessman Ward appointed Urban Missioner for Worcester

The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward has been appointed Urban Missioner for Worcester by the Rt. Rev. Douglas J. Fisher, IX bishop of Western Massachusetts. Click here to read more.