Welcome Alumni

Graduates and former students are members of the Associate Alumni of General Seminary.

We are always delighted to welcome you home!

Please contact gtsalumniae@gts.edu or call 646-717-9705 to arrange a visit.

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Latest Alumni News

Alumni Executive Committee


The Rev. Rita Henniger Steadman '97 – President
Rector, St. John's, Bangor ME

The Rev. Susan L. Wrathall '06 – VICE-PRESIDENT
Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Warwick, RI

The Rev. Judith Semple Greene '96 - secretary
Retired, Bridgeport, CT



The Rev. Amy Chambers Cortright '04
Priest-in-Charge, St. John's Tower Grove, St. Louis, MO

The Rev. canon michael p. durning '87
canon to the ordinary, diocese of sw florida

The Rev. Michael Foley '13
Rector, Church of the Redeemer, Pittsburgh, PA

The Rev. Teresa payne Gocha '87
Priest-in-Charge, Episcopal Church of the Messiah, North Woodstock, NH


The very Rev. Mark Goodman '91
corporate director, community development, haverland CARTER lifestyle group

Dean EMERITUS, Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque, NM

The Rev. Miguel A. Hernandez '13
Priest-in-Charge, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Orange, NJ

The Rev. Gregory Larkin '82
Rector, St. Columbia's Episcopal Church, Camarillo, CA

st. peter's episcopal church, new york

The Rev. Alexander D. Martin '13
Associate Priest, St. Timothy's Church, Cincinnati, OH

The Rev. Brandt Montgomery '12
Chaplain, Ascension Episcopal School, Lafayette, LA  EMAIL

The Rev. Edward S. Prevost '70
Retired, Worcester, MA                                                        EMAIL

rector, emmanuel church, newport, ri email

associate rector, canterbury chapel email


If you would like to place someone's name in nomination for either the Alumni Executive Committee, or as an Alumni representative to the Board of Trustees, please send an email to gtsalumniae@gts.edu.


Alumni Giving

There is no stronger endorsement of our mission than a gift from the people who know us the best, our Alumni. Your gift of any size not only shows your faith in General's continued growth, it is a critically valuable demonstration to our current seminarians that they are being formed to join a vibrant heritage of caring scholars leading the ministry of our Church.

You may wish to support the Seminary's annual fund or endowment, scholarship assistance for our seminarians, or another aspect of our work such as maintaining the grounds through the Chelsea Square Conservancy, the Seminary's Library or one of our many programs like The Center for Christian Spirituality. Click on the links to learn how the Seminary benefits from your gift in each of these areas.

Philanthropy has shaped and guided General Seminary for almost two hundred years. We are grateful to so many of our Alumni who continue to contribute to the education of future leaders for Christ's Church. We may be sure it will determine its future as General looks ahead to a third century of service. Help us plant the seeds of increase!


Deferred Gifts

In partnership with the Episcopal Church Foundation, General Seminary offers a full range of deferred gift opportunities »

Alumni Gatherings 2018-2019

General Theological Seminary Dinner
At General Convention 2018


Dr. Michael DeLashmutt, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Sacred Theology

The Rev. Dr. Michael Battle, Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center

The Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson, Class of 1982, Professor of Ascetical Theology

The Rev. Dr. Kevin Moroney, Class of 1992, Associate Professor in the H. Boone Porter Chair of Liturgics and Director of the Chapel

The Rev. Emily Wachner, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Integrative Programs

The Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker, Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Bring a Guest to Introduce to General Seminary: Your ticket and their ticket will be complimentary!*

*Please register by July 9, 2018

REGISTER AT: generalseminarydinner2018.eventbrite.com

July 10, 2018 6:30 pm
St. David's Episcopal Church
301 East 8th Street
Austin, TX 78701


General Seminary is on the road!

We are continuing our series of Regional Gatherings for Alumni and Friends, General Theological Seminary: Past, Present, and Future.

Please join us for the opportunity to visit with the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, Class of 2004, 13th Dean and President and engage in lively discussion about the future of theological education and the continued conversation on building future service to our church with integrated curriculum and formation, especially The Wisdom Year. Please feel free to bring your spouse, partner, Warden, Vestry Members, Prospective Students or any friends interested in the future of our church.

Since 2016 we have visited Philadelphia, New York, Princeton, Baltimore, Massachusetts, Maine, Western New York, Atlanta, Southwest Florida, Missouri, Washington, D.C., and most recently, Western North Carolina, Louisiana, Manhattan, Seattle, Connecticut, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Los Angeles, Florida, Nashville, TN, Long Island, Salina, Kansas, Kansas City, MO, and Milwaukee, WI.

For more information, or if you are interested in hosting a gathering in your area, please contact Jonathan Silver at gtsalumniae@gts.edu

Latest Details and Registration » 

SAVE THE DATES currently scheduled for the 2018-2019 school year:

Diocese of Delaware: Wilmington

Thursday, September 13, 2018


Diocese of Southeast Florida: Palm Beach

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Save the Dates!

Matriculation Homecoming

Thursday and Friday, September 27 and 28, 2018

  • Matriculation Ceremony
  • Celebratory Dinner in the Refectory
  • Preaching Workshop

Alumni Gathering 2019

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Graduation Ceremony Wednesday. May 15, 2019

Return to Chelsea Square and celebrate the 197th Commencement!

  • Special Evensong Blessing the Rings and Crosses and honoring the ministries of alumni celebrating 25+ reunion years
    • Alumni celebrating 25+ years will be invited to vest and process!
  • Dinner in the Deanery for Alumni celebrating Jubilee Years
  • Memorial Eucharist presenting the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Annual Meeting of the Alumni Association
  • Evensong Baccalaureate Service and Celebratory Baccalaureate Dinner
  • Graduation Eucharist and Commencement Exercises
  • Alumni-Led Continuing Education Workshop Offerings

Celebrating a Jubilee year? Be a Class Agent! Contact gtsalumniae@gts.edu

In case you were not able to make it to Chelsea Square for the 2018 Alumni Gathering & Commencement, you can click here to view photos of the Alumni Gathering and Memorial Eucharist, and click here to view photos of Commencement.

    Distinguished Alumni Award

    The Rev. Deacon Denise LaVetty '13 (l) and the Rev. Rita Steadman '97 (r) present The 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award to The Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson '08


    2018 Winner: The Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson '08

    The Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson, Class of 2008, received the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for her invaluable contributions to the Episcopal Church's diaconal community.

    Call for Nominations 2019

    The Alumni Executive Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. This annual award is for Seminary degree-holders worthy of special recognition. The award presentation will take place during the 2019 Alumni Gathering. Nominations must be received by October 1, 2018. The award will be decided by the Alumni Executive Committee at its October 2018 meeting.

    What does it mean to be an outstanding graduate of The General Theological Seminary? The Close represents many things to those of us who studied here at General. A home for some of us, or a home away from home where we went to be in communion with others striving toward the same goals. It is a place where the serenity and beauty of the grounds are enhanced by the families who live there and the community who makes it come alive. It is also a place where Leaders for the Episcopal Church are formed. The time spent at General has led to fruitful expressions of faith in all parts of the world.

    We are proud to stand as a community with all of our brothers and sisters in the General Community. Some efforts are so inspirational however, that we choose to recognize these people of faith with our Distinguished Alumni/ae Award. Past recipients have included exemplars of a broad range of ministry. We have had the privilege of holding up both extraordinarily original, path breaking ministries and extraordinarily faithful, though quiet ministries. Candidates may be put forth on the basis of lifetime achievement, or to honor extraordinary accomplishment that brought credit upon the church and GTS. Nominees may be well-known, but care should be given to identifying inspiring yet unheralded ministries.

    We rely on our alumni to select an inspirational example for all of us to receive this honor.

    Those submitting nominations must identify themselves by name and GTS class year and provide a daytime phone number and/or email address. For complete information and eligibility requirements please click here, or contact gtsalumniae@gts.edu.

    Past Recipients of the GTS Distinguished Alumni Award

     The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, The Rev. Steven E. Hulme

    The Rev. Steven E. Hulme '59

    2017 Winner

    The Rev. Steven E. Hulme's long ministry provided leadership in the resettlement and reunification of refugee families in America.

     The 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, The Rev. Paula M. Jackson

    The Rev. Paula M. Jackson '85

    2016 Winner

    The Rev. Paula M. Jackson has been the Rector of the multicultural Church of Our Saviour/La Iglesia de Nuestro Salvador in Cincinnati, Ohio since 1990.

     The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, The Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby

    The Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby '63

    2015 Winner

    The Very Rev. H. Scott Kirby's long ministry of service and devotion to the Church has emphasized community outreach and partnership.

     The 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner, The Rev. Margaret A. Muncie

    The Rev. Margaret A. Muncie, '74

    2014 Winner

    The Rev. Margaret “Peggy” A. Muncie, along with the late Paige Bigelow, was one of the first women to graduate in the MDiv program at GTS.


    2012-13: Brother Clark Berge, '84, Minister General, The Society of St. Francis, Mt. Sinai, New York

    2011: The Rev. Dr. Minka Shura Sprague, '78 and '85, St. James Episcopal Church, Jackson, Mississippi, scholar, author, preacher, lecturer, and workshop/retreat leader

    2010: The Rev. John L. Kater, '96 Professor Emeritus of Ministry Development, Church Divinity School of the Pacific

    2009: The Very Rev. David duPlantier '93 Dean, Christ Church Cathedral, New Orleans LA, Co-founder Jericho Road Housing Project

    2008: The Rev. Dr. Marion J. Hatchett '66 and '72, Professor Emeritus, University of the South, School of Theology, Sewanee, Tennessee

    2007: The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz '93, Canon for Ministry, Diocese of New Jersey and author of several volumes, including Fireweed Evangelism and The Rev. J. Fletcher Lowe '59 Executive Director, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy

    2006: Dr. Henry Carse '94, Director, Kids-4-Peace, St. George's College, Jerusalem

    2005: The Rev. Bertram Bennett '75, Priest-in-Charge, St. David's, Bronx, NY and Chair, South Bronx Churches

    2004: The Revs. Richard Fabian '70 and Donald Schell '71, Co-founders and co-rectors, St. Gregory of Nyssa, San Francisco

    Contact Alumni Office

    We value the greatest legacy of our seminary, our alumni!  We are always delighted to welcome you home to General Seminary!

    Although we do not have lodging opportunities on the Close, check out our suggestions for alternative accommodations here and here.

    Please feel free to call or email with your ideas, concerns and suggestions, or to arrange a visit. Please do help us stay in touch by letting us know if and when your contact information has changed. We also welcome updates on your ministry and life, or other submissions to our online Alumni News.

    Ordering General Seminary Rings and Crosses

    Rings and Crosses are available for ordering by alumni in early Spring when they become available for graduating students.

    Click here for more information.


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    Contact Info

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    Dir. of Development, Alumni & Church Relations
    Phone: 646-717-9705
    Email: gtsalumniae@gts.edu

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