Archives for March 2016

Christopher Easthill elected to board of German Council of Churches

At a recent meeting of the German Council of Churches (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Christlicher Kirchen in Deutschland), the Rev. Christopher Easthill was elected to serve on its board or “vorstand.” Easthill, an Episcopal priest, will represent a group of churches including the Anglicans, Old Catholics, Independent Lutherans and the Reformed Church. He was elected to stand for […]

Jo Bailey Wells, Church of England priest with U.S. ties, appointed bishop of Dorking

[Episcopal News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury’s chaplain, the Rev. Canon Jo Bailey Wells, was named March 24 to be the fifth bishop of Dorking in the Church of England’s Diocese of Guildford. Wells, 50, studied at the University of Minnesota and from 2005 to 2013 was the director of the Anglican Episcopal House of […]

Duncan, Barnett join staff of Washington National Cathedral

New canon, associate to expand worship repertoire and worship

[Washington National Cathedral] The Rev. Dr. Rosemarie Logan Duncan of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. has been named canon for worship at Washington National Cathedral and the Rev. Andrew Barnett, founder of Theodicy Jazz Collective, has been named the cathedral’s associate for music and worship. The new appointments were announced by the Rt. […]

Forward Movement hires Jason Merritt as marketing director

[Forward Movement press release] Forward Movement is pleased to announce that Jason Merritt will be joining its staff as marketing director. Merritt will lead efforts to tell the Forward Movement story to the wider church and to potential customers through digital and print engagement.  The Rev. Canon Scott Gunn, executive director of Forward Movement, said, […]

Bryn Mawr College names Jennifer Walters dean of Undergraduate College

[Bryn Mawr College] President Kim Cassidy announced March 16 that Jennifer L. Walters has been named the new dean of the Undergraduate College at Bryn Mawr. Walters is currently associate dean of the College for Community Life and Dean of Religious Life at Smith College. Bryn Mawr’s Board of Trustees, advised by a search committee of […]

Society of Saint John the Evangelist elects James Koester as superior

[Society of Saint John the Evangelist press release] The Society of Saint John the Evangelist (SSJE) announces the election of a new superior, Br. James Koester SSJE. The outgoing superior, Br. Geoffrey Tristram SSJE said, “When I became superior six years ago the monastery was under renovation. At that time I quoted the founder of […]

Sue von Rautenkranz to serve as the new archdeacon of the Diocese of Washington

The Rev. Sue von Rautenkranz has accepted Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde’s invitation to serve in the newly-created position of Archdeacon of the Diocese of Washington. In this role, von Rautenkranz, a deacon and Christian Formation coordinator at St. Dunstan’s in Bethesda, will oversee the discernment, formation, and deployment process for deacons in the diocese, and […]

Bexley Seabury welcomes Therese DeLisio as new academic dean

[Bexley Seabury press release] Bexley Seabury, one of 10 accredited seminaries of the Episcopal Church, march 6announced that Therese DeLisio, PhD, will join its faculty in July as associate professor of theology and liturgy and academic dean. DeLisio is currently associate dean of academic affairs at her alma mater, Union Theological Seminary, New York. She […]

Archbishop Welby recommissions Mothers’ Union president

[Lambeth Palace] The Archbishop of Canterbury said he “praises God” for the Mothers’ Union during a service at Lambeth Palace this week to recommission Lynne Tembey as worldwide president of the global Anglican women’s organisation. The service was attended by the Very Revd Nigel Godfrey, Dean of Peel Cathedral; Mothers’ Union chief executive Bev Jullien; […]

Adrian Butcher is Anglican Communion’s new communications director

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion has appointed former BBC journalist Adrian Butcher as its new director for communications. He will take up the post immediately after Easter. Butcher brings a wealth of journalism experience to the role. He began his career in newspapers before joining the BBC in 1990 as a producer in […]