Archives for July 2017

Kanuga names new director of formation programs and resident chaplain

This summer, Kanuga appointed the Rev. Richmond Jones as director of formation programs and resident chaplain. Richmond officially began his position in July and oversees the development of Kanuga’s youth and adult programming. In addition, he is actively serving as chaplain to Kanuga’s staff and guests. “Richmond brings not only extensive experience but—just as importantly—deep […]

RIP: The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, former General Convention committee chair

[Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee] The Rev. Reynolds Smith Cheney II, longtime General Convention deputy and Convention committee chair, died July 10 after a lengthy illness. He served for six years as a member of the Executive Council and chaired the State of the Church Committee at General Convention. He took particular satisfaction in coining […]

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 […]

Brotherhood of St. Andrew names interim executive director

[Brotherhood of St. Andrew] Thomas Welch of Jackson, Mississippi is the new interim executive director to the Brotherhood of St. Andrew, a 134-year old men’s ministry of the Episcopal Church. Previously based in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, the Brotherhood is opening offices in Louisville, Kentucky, this summer. Welch will oversee operational functions for the 4,200-strong ministry. He’s a […]

Douglas K. Anning named Episcopal Church acting chief legal officer

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Douglas K. Anning of Kansas City, Missouri, has been named Episcopal Church  acting chief legal officer, a member of the presiding bishop’s staff. The appointment was made by the Episcopal ChurchExecutive Council following the joint nomination by Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and President of theHouse of Deputies the Rev. Gay […]

VTS appoints Jacqueline F. Ballou vice president for finance and operations

[Virginia Theological Seminary] Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) is delighted to announce Jacqueline “Jacqui” F. Ballou as the new vice president for finance and operations. Ballou, who is currently the director of finance, planning and operations at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, will join the VTS community on Sep. 1. […]