Archives for May 2015

Church of the Holy Communion calls Sandy Webb as sixth rector

[Church of the Holy Communion press release] Pentecost, the birthday of the Christian church, was an appropriate Sunday to announce the call of Church of the Holy Communion’s sixth rector, the Rev. Sandy Webb, elected unanimously at a special vestry meeting on May 12, chaired by the Rt. Rev. Don Johnson, Bishop of West Tennessee. […]

Episcopal Church Foundation announces 2015 Fellows

[Episcopal Church Foundation] The Episcopal Church Foundation has named its 2015 Fellows who bring an exciting vision and passion for the future of the Episcopal Church. The Fellowship Partners Program is ECF’s longest running program, and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014. It continues to be one of the most exciting programs ECF has to […]

Kenworthy named as interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral

[Washington National Cathedral press release] Washington National Cathedral has announced the appointment of the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy as interim vicar of Washington National Cathedral. Kenworthy will assume on an interim basis the position vacated by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, recently named the cathedral’s provost. Kenworthy was previously the longtime rector of Christ […]

Jennifer Snow named director of extended learning at CDSP

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific press release] Church Divinity School of the Pacific has named Jennifer Snow, associate for discipleship ministries in the Episcopal Diocese of California, to a dual position as director of extended learning and assistant professor of practical theology. “Jennifer Snow is well positioned in background and sensibilities to take on […]

Music director wins top honor in California competition

[St. Paul’s Episcopal Church] Dwight Stone, Director of Music Ministries at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek, has won first place for performance works in the 2015 Music Teachers’ Association of California Composition Competition with his piece for piano solo, “Eye on the Prize.” He will perform the work and accept the award at […]

Alyson Barnett-Cowan to lead Canadian ecumenical body

[Anglican Communion News Service] A new chapter of the Rev. Canon Alyson Barnett-Cowan’s lifelong ecumenical engagement has begun with her installation as the new president of the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) on May 14. The current interim secretary general of the Anglican Communion and its former director for Unity, Faith and Order, she was […]

EDS names Thomas Eoyang Jr. as dean of students and community life

[Episcopal Divinity School press release] Episcopal Divinity School has announced the appointment of the Rev. Thomas Eoyang Jr. (MDiv ’03, DMin ’14) as the school’s dean of students and community life. Eoyang will begin his appointment on June 1, and will reside on the EDS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “We are thrilled to welcome Thomas […]

Eckstrom named communications officer of Washington National Cathedral

Veteran religion reporter will begin new role on June 1

[Washington National Cathedral press release] Washington National Cathedral has announced that it has appointed Kevin Eckstrom as its new chief communications officer. Eckstrom will oversee all aspects of the cathedral’s public profile including the award-winning Cathedral Age magazine. He will also help find ways to introduce the cathedral’s mission and programming to new audiences. Eckstrom […]

Elizabeth G. Maxwell installed as rector of The Church of the Ascension, New York

On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, The Rev. Elizabeth G. Maxwell was installed as the 12th Rector of The Church of the Ascension in New York City. She is the first woman Rector since the Manhattan church was founded in 1827. The first church was on Canal Street, but was destroyed by fire. The present site […]

Michael Battle appointed GTS professor, director of Tutu Center

[General Theological Seminary press release] The General Theological Seminary has announced that the Very Rev. Michael Battle, Ph.D., has been appointed as the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society. He will also assume the position of Director of The Desmond Tutu Center. As its new Director, Battle holds a unique connection to The Desmond Tutu Center, having lived in residence with […]