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

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[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. […]

Katharine Jefferts Schori to be assisting bishop in San Diego

[Episcopal Diocese of San Diego] We are excited to announce the selection of former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori as our assisting bishop. Jefferts Schori will begin her tenure with us on Aug. 13. She will serve three-quarters time performing episcopal functions such as visitations, confirmations, ordinations and receptions. She will share with the standing committee […]

New canons installed in Jerusalem during Anglican pilgrimage to Holy Land

[Anglican Communion News Service] Archbishop in Jerusalem and the Middle East Suheil Dawani has installed four new canons at St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem during an international Anglican pilgrimage. Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon and Archbishop of Hong Kong Paul Kwong, who is chairman of the Anglican Consultative Council, became Episcopal canons. […]

Former Archbishop of Canterbury resigns from church role after historical abuse review

[Anglican Communion News Service] Lord Carey, who was the Archbishop of Canterbury for 11 years until 2002, has stepped down from his last formal role in the Church of England after being criticized in an independent review of the church’s handling of sex abuse. The review, into disgraced former Bishop Peter Ball, who was jailed two […]

Dean Elliott Wolfe inducted rector of St. Bart’s in Manhattan

[St. Bartholomew’s Church] In a joyous Celebration of New Ministry, St. Bartholomew’s Church marked the beginning of a new chapter on June 6, with the institution of the Rt. Rev. Dean Elliott Wolfe as the 13th rector of the storied New York church. Following a stirring sermon on Christian Witness by Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry, […]

Spanish-language ministry coordinator appointed in Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

[Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina] Bishop Robert Skirving is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Frederick Clarkson as Spanish-language ministry coordinator in the Diocese of East Carolina. The Rev. Clarkson will begin in the position July 15. Clarkson will be coming back to North Carolina after having spent 4 1/2 years with the […]