Richard Serota to retire as Episcopal Church director of information technology

Applications open for next director

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer Geoffrey Smith has announced the retirement of Richard Serota as director of information technology at the Episcopal Church Center.

Serota joined the staff in 1990 and was named director of information technology in 1995.“My years with the DFMS have been by far the longest tenure during my almost half-century of employment in Information Technology,” Serota said. “Much more importantly, they have been the most enriching years by every measure —professional, personal, and spiritual.”

“My years with the DFMS have been by far the longest tenure during my almost half-century of employment in Information Technology,” Serota said. “Much more importantly, they have been the most enriching years by every measure —professional, personal, and spiritual.”

“Richard started the IT function at the Episcopal Church Center, building desktop computers the year before Senator Al Gore sponsored the High Performance Computing Act, which led to the internet,” Smith commented. “In his tenure, he has been responsible for or played a part in bringing to the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society every technological innovation we use today, and his legacy is an outstanding team of IT professionals who will carry on our work going forward.  We are deeply indebted to his efforts.”

Serota will retire on Aug. 31. Until then he can be reached at rserota@episcopalchurch.org.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Episcopal Church director of information technology, based in New York City. Application information is available here. Deadline is August 28.

 

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