Archives for April 2017

U.S.-born priest elected bishop of Caledonia

[Anglican Journal] The Rev. Jake Worley, an Alabama-born priest, has been elected bishop of the diocese of Caledonia. Worley, rector of the Bulkley Valley Regional Parish, which includes three congregations in northern British Columbia, was elected on the eighth ballot of an episcopal election held in Prince Rupert on April 22. “It was an amazing experience of […]

Rev. John Floberg to receive honorary degree at Bexley Seabury convocation

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. John Floberg, a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, will be one of three guest faculty at Bexley Seabury Seminary’s Convocation 2017, where he is scheduled to receive an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. Bexley Seabury alums, faculty, staff and supporters will gather April 26 in Chicago, Illinois, […]

New president inaugurated at Voorhees College

[Anglican Communion News Service] Calling on his students and colleagues to “think differently,” W. Franklin Evans was inaugurated on April 7 as the ninth president of Voorhees College, exactly 120 years to the day when educator Elizabeth Evelyn Wright opened the school for children of former slaves that grew into the College. “I will uphold the […]

Bishop Todd Ousley named bishop for Office of Pastoral Development

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry has named Bishop Todd Ousley of Eastern Michigan as bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development, a member of the Presiding Bishop’s staff. “Bishop Ousley is an experienced bishop with a depth of pastoral and leadership skills,” Curry said. “I […]

Raphaelle Sondak named Episcopal Church director of human resources

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Raphaelle Sondak has been named the Episcopal Church director of human resources, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. “I was very impressed with Raphaelle’s background in employee relations and leadership development,” said the Rev. Geoffrey Smith, Episcopal Church chief operating officer. “I’m excited at the prospect of collaborating with […]

Montreal Diocesan Theological College names Jesse Zink principal

[Montreal Diocesan Theological College] The Rev.  Jesse Zink has been appointed the next principal of Montreal Diocesan Theological College (MDTC). His appointment was approved by MDTC’s Board of Governors on March 27, 2017. Zink is currently the director of the Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide in Cambridge, England, a member institution of the ecumenical Cambridge […]

Joann Saylors named canon for mission amplification in Diocese of Texas

[Diocese of Texas] The Rev. Canon Joann Saylors has accepted a call as canon for mission amplification the Diocese of Texas announced April 4. Bishop Andy Doyle noted that after an extensive search drew applications from across the country and Canada, the successful candidate was “right next door.” Saylors, who will join the diocesan staff July […]

General Seminary to award four honorary degrees at 2017 Commencement ceremonies

[General Theological Seminary press release] The General Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the next recipients of its honorary Doctor of Divinity degree, to be conferred at the 195th Commencement ceremonies on Wednesday, May 17. “Honorary doctorates of divinity include individuals who are called into the special ministry of leadership within the episcopacy, priestly service and […]

Lambeth Palace announces new bishop at Lambeth

[Anglican Communion News Service] Lambeth Palace is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rt. Rev. Tim Thornton, the current bishop of Truro, as the new Bishop at Lambeth. Thornton will take up this post in September, replacing the Rt. Rev. Nigel Stock, who is retiring. His duties at Lambeth will include supporting the Archbishop […]