Archives for August 2015

Scott MacDougall named visiting assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific

Scott MacDougall, a scholar who has taught at Fordham University since 2010, has been named visiting assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific for the 2015-2016 year. MacDougall, who earned his PhD at Fordham, is the author of the forthcoming book “More Than Communion: Imagining an Eschatological Ecclesiology” and has written […]

GTS appoints Emily Wachner as director of integrative programs

The General Theological Seminary has appointed the Rev. Emily Wachner as the Director of Integrative Programs. In this newly created position, Wachner will oversee and administer Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), Field Education, and The Wisdom Year, while creating additional integrated formational opportunities for students. As the Director of Integrative Programs, Wachner will provide a consistent presence throughout a student’s seminary […]

Palmer Trinity School names Juan Gomez development director

[Palmer Trinity School press release] Palmer Trinity School is pleased to announce the appointment of Juan Gomez as the new Director of Development. “Juan brings energy, enthusiasm, and most importantly experience, which will complement our vision, as well as advance our development programs and School objectives,” stated Head of School, Patrick Roberts. As Director of […]

Tim Vivian receives Historical Society of the Episcopal Church Burr Prize

[Historical Society of the Episcopal Church press release] The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is pleased to announce its recipient of the 2015 Nelson R. Burr Prize, the Rev. Dr. Tim Vivian. Dr. Vivian teaches in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies of California State University, Bakersfield. He is honored for his article […]

Gregory Jenks appointed as the dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem

The Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Gregory Jenks as the Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem. He will begin his position in November 2015 upon Dean Graham Smith’s retirement. St George’s College, Jerusalem is […]

Gary Hall, Washington National Cathedral dean, retiring at end of year

[Washington National Cathedral] The Very Rev. Gary Hall, tenth dean of the Washington National Cathedral, announced Aug. 18 that he will retire on December 31. “Over the past three years, the bishop, the staff, the chapter, and I have done the hard work of placing the cathedral on solid financial footing:  Our budget is balanced […]

Claire Nevin-Field named 21st rector of St. Peter’s Church

[St. Peter’s Church press release] St. Peter’s Church, Philadelphia, is pleased to announce that the Rev. Claire Nevin-Field has been named its 21st Rector. A former nurse-midwife originally from the northeast of England, Nevin-Field is the first female rector in the church’s 254-year history. Nevin-Field, who has served as Assistant Rector at St. Peter’s Church since […]

Saint Augustine’s University appoints new chief financial officer, vice president of business and finance

[Saint Augustine’s University press release] Certified Public Accountant Mr. Willie T. Closs Jr. has been appointed by Saint Augustine’s University’s President Everett B. Ward, Ph.D. as the new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business and Finance. His appointment is effective August 18. Closs brings with him a wealth of business and financial experience spanning […]

Palmer Trinity School announces board of trustees appointments

Palmer Trinity School proudly announces new appointments to its Board of Trustees, Jeffrey S. Bass, Esq., Sonia Escobio O’Donnell, Esq., and Harvey B. Sperling. In addition, Jack Brumbaugh has been named Trustee Emeritus. “We are privileged to be gaining these distinguished new trustees. Each has demonstrated an unswerving commitment to continuing our mission of academic […]

Bishop James Magness, Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries, to retire in 2017

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the upcoming resignation (retirement) of Bishop James “Jay” Magness, the Sixth Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries of The Episcopal Church. “Bishop Magness has brought a new level of clarity, effectiveness, and responsiveness to the office, and has increased […]