Archives for May 2016

Rachel McDaniel named 2016-2017 United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Michael Hunn, canon to the presiding bishop for ministry within the Episcopal Church, has announced that Rachel McDaniel of the Diocese of West Tennessee has been named the Julia Chester Emery United Thank Offering/Young Adult Service Corps intern for 2016-2017. McDaniel currently serves as a […]

Continuing Indaba director returns to parish ministry

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Rev. Canon Dr Phil Groves, who for the past 10 years has led the Anglican Communion’s Continuing Indaba conflict transformation and reconciliation ministry, is to leave his post at the end of July to return to parish ministry. Groves will become associate rector in the Wychert Vale Benefice in the […]

Seminary of the Southwest awards three honorary degrees

[Seminary of the Southwest press release] The Seminary of the Southwest graduated 24 students and awarded three honorary degrees May 24  during the Austin, Texas, seminary’s 65th commencement. Honorary degree recipients were Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry; Secretary of the Diocese of Texas Canon John A. Logan, Jr.; and educator, worker for justice and founding […]

First layperson elected to lead Order of the Ascension

Michelle Heyne, OA, was elected April 21, 2016, by the professed members of the Order of the Ascension to serve as the eighth Presiding Officer of the community. Michelle assumed her role immediately during the Order’s retreat at the Community of St. John the Baptist in Mendham, NJ. Michelle has been a professed member since […]

Canon Mark Stevenson named as director of Episcopal Migration Ministries

  [Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry has appointed the Rev. Canon E. Mark Stevenson as Director of Episcopal Migration Ministries, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. Since September 2013, Stevenson has served as the Episcopal Church Domestic Poverty Missioner, responsible for encouraging poverty ministry efforts […]

CPG appoints Francis P. Armstrong chief operating officer

Replaces outgoing COO Jim Morrison, who retired after 15 years of service

[Church Pension Group press release] The Church Pension Group (CPG), a provider of employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and published works to the institutions and individuals that comprise the Episcopal Church, May 23 announced the appointment of Francis “Frank” P. Armstrong as executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, he will […]

National Cathedral announces Randolph Marshall Hollerith as new dean

[Washington National Cathedral] The Rev. Randolph “Randy” Marshall Hollerith, a priest with 25 years of experience of accomplished and creative leadership, has been named the 11th dean of Washington National Cathedral. For the past 16 years, Hollerith has served as rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia, where he has doubled the parish […]

Archbishop Paul Kwong to give CDSP commencement address

Retired orofessors Clader, Morgan will receive honorary degree

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific press release] The Most Rev. Dr. Paul Kwong ’82, archbishop and primate of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and bishop of the Diocese of Hong Kong Island, will speak at the 122nd commencement of Church Divinity School of the Pacific on May 20 at 10:30 am (PDT) in the chapel of the Pacific School of Religion. […]

Robert Sessum, 10-time deputy, awarded House of Deputies medal

[House of Deputies press release] On May 1, the Rev. Robert Sessum, a ten-time deputy to General Convention from the Diocese of Lexington, was awarded the House of Deputies Medal by President Gay Clark Jennings during her visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lexington. “Bob has held an amazing array of leadership […]

Sonny Browne named East Carolina canon for diocesan life

[Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina press release] Bishop Rob Skirving announces the appointment of the Rev. J. M. (Sonny) Browne III as canon for diocesan life in the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. Browne was raised in eastern North Carolina in the Bertie County communities of Kelford and Roxobel. The son of public school teachers, […]