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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Articles of Incorporation - 1891 (Click Here)

Introduction to Revised By-Laws 2018 (Click Here)

Revised By-Laws, Adopted at the Annual Meeting May 2018 (Click Here)

Highlights from the Annual Meeting of the Associate Alumni, May 2018 (Click Here)


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. WILLIAM CAVANAUGH '81                          retired, diocese of dallas; guilford, 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
priest-in-charge, st. barnabas episcopal church, bay village, ohio

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



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 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, Milwaukee, WI, Wilmington, Delaware, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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

For Latest Details and Registration and a Slideshow from the Gatherings» 


Diocese of Southeast Florida: Palm Beach

Wednesday evening, January 30, 2019

Hosted by the Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz, Class of 1993

and the Rev. James Harlan

at The Church of Bethesda-By-The-Sea

Palm Beach, Florida

Diocese of Southwest Florida: Sanibel Island, Florida

Saturday lunch, March 2, 2019

Hosted by the Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan, Class of 2002

and Mr. Richard F. Strup, Board of Trustees

at St. Michael's & All Angel's Church

Sanibel Island, Florida

SAVE THE DATE: 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


Matriculation Homecoming 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019 5:30 pm

Matriculation Ceremony in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, followed by

Celebratory Dinner in the Refectory

Preaching  Advent Workshop

Friday, September 27, 2019 (includes lunch)

Get out in front of your Advent and Christmas preaching with this one-day conference designed for working parish preachers hoping to approach Advent with a bit less stress and a bit more spirit. In the morning, enjoy group learning led by biblical scholars and homiletics professors on the craft of preaching, the joys and challenges of the season and scriptural exegesis through the lens of Luke. Afternoon workshops will develop practical and applicable takeaways for preachers in the form of sermon outlines and thematic structure.

See a Slideshow from Matriculation Homecoming 2018:

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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Mailing Address

The General Theological Seminary
Attention: Alumni Office
440 West 21st Street
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Contact Info

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

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