Archives for May 2017

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Virginia, hires communications director

[St. John’s Episcopal Church] Cara Ellen Modisett has joined the staff of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Roanoke, Va., as director of communications. She has worked in music and communications in a range of settings. She served as minister of communication for Church of the Holy Communion (Episcopal) in Memphis, Tennessee, and prior to that as […]

Wyoming ordains its first Native American female priest

[Diocese of Wyoming] On May 26, the Rev. Roxanne Jimerson-Friday became the first Native American woman from the Wind River Indian Reservation, in the state of Wyoming, ordained to the priesthood of the Episcopal Church. The ceremony took place at Our Father’s House Episcopal Church in Ethete, with the Rt. Rev. John S. Smylie, bishop of the […]

USPG chief Janette O’Neil to step down

[Anglican Communion News Service] The international Anglican mission agency USPG has announced that its chief executive, Janette O’Neil, is to retire at the end of August. O’Neil has been at the helm of the organization for the past six years. USPG’s trustees have now begun a search for “an effective leader with strong links to the Anglican […]

Gene Robinson named to two Chautauqua Institution posts

Retired bishop will become vice president/senior pastor, chair of President’s Advisory Council on Faith in Society

[Chautauqua Institution press release] In anticipation of the departure of Director of Religion the Rev. Robert Franklin at the conclusion of the 2017 Chautauqua Institution season, President Michael E. Hill has announced plans to reorganize the Department of Religion with an eye toward shaping a national dialogue on faith in society. Retired Episcopal Bishop Gene […]

Six region missionaries hired in service to God’s common mission in Connecticut

[Episcopal Church in Connecticut press release] The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) announced May 11 that it has hired six people to serve as its first region missionaries, one each for the diocese’s six geographic regions. These include: * Northeast Region: Maggie Breen * North Central Region: Erin Flinn * Northwest Region: Eliza Marth * […]

RIP: The Rev. Karl Edwin Bell of Minnesota

The Rev. Karl Edwin Bell, 84, of Fifty Lakes and Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on April 27 after a long and courageous battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. A native of St Paul, Minnesota, he was the son of Clifford P. Bell and Louise (Hammerbacher) Bell. He was a graduate of St. Thomas Academy, the University […]

Helena Scott named FRRME America project officer for Jordan

The American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME America) is pleased to announce that Helena K. Scott has been named project officer for Jordan. An honors graduate of the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, Scott read Persian and Middle Eastern history and Arabic and Islamic studies. While […]

Scott MacDougall named CDSP assistant professor of theology

[Church Divinity School of the Pacific] Scott MacDougall, a scholar whose research centers on ecclesiology and eschatology, has been named assistant professor of theology at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. MacDougall, who holds a master of arts in theology from General Theological Seminary and a PhD from Fordham University, has been a visiting assistant professor […]

Bishop of Costa Rica to join Diocese of Texas staff

Hector Monterroso appointed assistant bishop

[Diocese of Texas press release] The Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso, bishop of Costa Rica, has accepted the position of assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, Bishop Andy Doyle announced. Monterroso will begin work July 1, 2017, and will serve as bishop of the southern region of the diocese. Elected delegates approved the position […]

Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, announces new rector

[Calvary Episcopal Church press release] Calvary Episcopal Church has announced the Rev. J. Scott Walters as its new rector. Walters was selected for his pastoral and personable leadership style, as well as his passion for liturgy and urban ministry. His first Sunday at Calvary will be July 9, 2017. Walters is currently the rector at […]