Welcome Alumni

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

We are always delighted to welcome you home!

Click here for guidelines to visiting and enjoying the Close.

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

Looking for lodging in the area?

Click here to check out these nearby accommodations, or click here for a full list of lodging options.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION & CANONS

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)

Highlights from the Annual Meeting of the Associate Alumni, May 2019 (Click Here)


 

Latest Alumni News

Alumni Gatherings 2019 - 2020

General Seminary On The Road!

Please join us as we continue our series of Regional Gatherings for Alumni and Friends.

Take 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., 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, and most recently, Wilmington, Delaware, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Sanibel Island, Palm Beach, Florida and Albuquerque, NM.

Diocese of New York

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 12:15-2:15 pm

Hosted by the Rt. Rev. Clifton Daniel III, Dean, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and Chair, Board of Trustees at the Deanery, Cathedral House, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York, N.Y. 10025

To register please click here to go to (or copy and paste the link into your browser): https://gtsgatheringny2019.eventbrite.com

Diocese of Washington

Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:30-2:30 pm

Hosted by the Rev. Jadon Hartsuff ’12 at All Souls Episcopal Church, 2300 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008

To register please click here to go to (or copy and paste the link into your browser): https://gtsgatheringdc2019.eventbrite.com

SAVE THE DATES 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky

Thursday, March 26, 2020 in Houston, Texas

Thursday, April 2, 2020 in Short Hills, New Jersey

Monday, April 20, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina

Join the roster of our hosts!

The Very Rev. Daniel Ade ’92, The Rev. Timothy Boggs ’07, The Rt. Rev. Kevin Brown ’07, The Rev. William Cavanaugh ’81, The Rev. Randolph Charles ’76, The Rev. Charles “Chip” Connelly ’07, The Rt. Rev. Clifton “Dan” Daniel, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Davis, The Rt. Rev. and Mrs. Andrew M.L. Dietsche, The Rev. Tommy Dillon ’96, Mr. Mills Fleming, The Rev. Marian Dulaney Fortner ’96, The Rev. Dennis Fotinos ’71, The Rt. Rev. Dr. R. William Franklin, D.D. ’18, The Rev. Canon Elizabeth Geitz ’93, The Rev. Eric Greenwood ’73, The Rev. James Harlan, The Rev. Carol Hubbard ’01, The Rev. Joel Ives ’96, The Rev. Paul Jeanes, III ’97, The Rev. Hopie Welles Jernagan ’08, The Rev. Luke Jernagan ’06, The Rev. David Killeen ’04, The Rt. Rev. Steven Miller ’84, The Rev. Margaret “Peggy” Muncie ’74, The Rev. Gideon Pollach ’06, The Rt. Rev. Lawrence Provenzano, The Rev. Dr. Stan Runnels, The Rev. Dr. Ellen Sloan ’02, The Rev. Dr. Molly Dale Smith, The Very Rev. Bobby Smith, The Rev. Marguerite Henninger Steadman ’97, The Rt. Rev. William “Chip” Stokes ’90, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Strup, The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, D.D. ’09, The Very Rev. Steve Thomason, The Rev. Canon C. John Thompson-Quartey ’97, The Rev. Susan Thon ’89, The Rev. Ellen Tillotson ’83, The Rev. J. Donald and Mrs. Stacie Waring, The Rev. Michael White, The Rev. Dr. R. Scott White ’96, The Rev. Susan Wrathall ‘06

If you are interested in hosting a gathering in your area,

please contact Jonathan Silver at gtsalumniae@gts.edu or call 646-717-9705

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


Matriculation Homecoming 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

He Life Still Speaks – A Tribute to the Rev. Dr. J. Robert Wright ‘63

Speakers and Presenters to include:

former Presiding Bishop Frank Griswold, Mr. Richard Mammana, The Rev. Dr. Clair McPherson ‘82, and the Rev. Bill Cavanaugh ‘81

9:50 am Eucharist: Preacher, The Rev. Dr. Robert Prichard, Professor Emeritus, Church History, VTS

Presentations and Panels begin: 11:00 am

Click here to download the full schedule for the Tribute to Father Wright

Click here to download the full summary schedule for Matriculation Homecoming

If you are unable to attend and would like to send a message to Father Wright, please address it to him c/o Jonathan Silver, Office of Alumni Relations, General Theological Seminary, 440 West 21 Street, NY, NY 10011

5:30 pm: The 198th Matriculation Evensong Ceremony in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Celebratory Dinner in the Refectory

Friday, September 27, 2019

Preaching Advent Workshop

And a little child will lead them: Preaching the Old Testament this Advent

9:00 am Morning Prayer 9:30 -4:30 Workshop 4:45 Reception 5:30 Evening Prayer

Presenters:

The Rev. Dr. Julie Faith Parker, Assoc. Professor of Old Testament

Ms. Samantha Gilmore (PHD, ABD), Adjunct Professor of Homiletics

The Very Rev. Kate Moorehead, Dean, St. John’s Cathedral, Jacksonville, FL

See a Slideshow from Matriculation Homecoming 2018:



Save the Date: Alumni Gathering 2020

Evensong, Monday, May 11, 2020 - Graduation Ceremony Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Return to Chelsea Square and celebrate the 198th Commencement!

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


Alumni Executive Committee

Officers

The Rev. Rita Henniger Steadman '97 – President
Rector, St. John's, Bangor ME
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The Rev. Susan L. Wrathall '06 – VICE-PRESIDENT
Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Warwick, RI
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The Rev. Judith Semple Greene '96 - secretary
Retired, Bridgeport, CT
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Elected Members

THE REV. WILLIAM CAVANAUGH '81                          retired, diocese of dallas; guilford, ct
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The Rev. Amy Chambers Cortright '04
Priest-in-Charge, St. John's Tower Grove, St. Louis, MO
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The Rev. canon michael p. durning '87
RECENTLY RETIRED canon to the ordinary, diocese of sw florida
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The Rev. Michael Foley '13
Rector, Church of the Redeemer, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Rev. Teresa payne Gocha '87
Priest-in-Charge, Episcopal Church of the Messiah, North Woodstock, NH
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The Rev. Miguel A. Hernandez '13
Priest-in-Charge, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, West Orange, NJ
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The Rev. Alexander D. Martin '13
priest-in-charge, st. barnabas episcopal church, bay village, ohio
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The Rev. Brandt Montgomery '12
Chaplain, Ascension Episcopal School, Lafayette, LA  EMAIL

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

Provincial Representatives

PROVINCE i:

The Rev. DR. ANITA SCHELL '83
rector, emmanuel church, newport, ri email

province ii:

The Rev. DEACON DENISE LAVETTY '13
st. peter's episcopal church, new york
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PROVINCE III:

The Rev. NANCY HENNESSEY ‘16
rector, sherwood episcopal church, COCKEYSVILLE, MARYLAND
Email

province iv:

The Rev. DR. TOMMIE WATKINS, JR. '16
RECTOR, ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA email

PROVINCE V:

The Rev. deon k. johnson ‘03
RECTOR, ST. PAUL’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, BRIGHTON, MI
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province vi:

The Rev. BENJAMIN THOMAS, thd ‘07
director of church relations, the saint francis foundation, salina, kansas email

PROVINCE VII:

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

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

PROVINCE VIII:

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

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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 »

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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The Distinguished Alumni Award

 

Distinguished Alumni Award 2019

 
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The Alumni Executive Committee of The General Theological Seminary is delighted to announce that the Rev. Jorge Juan Rivera-Torres, Class of 1962, is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award.  As historian at the Diocese of Puerto Rico, his work has kept Anglican/Episcopal history alive, and provided an example of a bridge between the Puerto Rican identity and the Episcopal Church’s ethos and tradition.

 

Call for Nominations 2020 and 2021

The Alumni Executive Committee is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 and 2021 Distinguished Alumni Awards. This annual award is for Seminary degree-holders worthy of special recognition. The award presentations take place during the annual May Alumni Gathering. Nominations must be received by September 1, 2019. The award will be decided by the Alumni Executive Committee at its Fall 2019 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 Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson '08

2018 Winner

The Rev. Deacon Geraldine A. Swanson has a lifetime of invaluable and continuing contributions to the Episcopal Church's diaconal community.

 
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