The Rev. Lang Lowrey, President of The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church (GTS) today announced the appointment of two new faculty leadership positions to oversee the school’s academic life and to provide ceremonial oversight of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. The appointments anticipate the departure of the Seminary’s present Dean, the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee, who has been named Interim Dean of the American Cathedral in Paris, a position Bishop Lee will assume in January 2012. “Bishop Lee’s tenure at the Seminary has benefited our institution enormously,” said President Lowrey before announcing the new appointments. “He has overseen the revitalization of General’s faculty by adding three new members. He has also overseen the planning and dedication of the new Keller Library as well as instituting an innovative distance learning initiative, all the while aiding our advancement effort significantly and serving as a faithful pastor to faculty and students alike. We will truly miss his ministry here in Chelsea Square.” Under the new leadership plan announced by Lowrey, most of Bishop Lee’s responsibilities will be lodged with the Seminary’s new Associate Dean, the Rev. Canon Patrick Malloy, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Liturgy in the H. Boone Porter Chair. In addition, to fulfill the ceremonial duties of the dean’s office, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Anglican Studies, the Most Rev. Dr. Peter Carnley, former Primate of the Anglican Church of Australia, will serve as President of the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. In this new position Archbishop Carnley will fulfill some of the ceremonial functions associated with the deanship. As Professor Malloy assumes the responsibilities of Associate Dean, he is expected to announce several new leadership positions at the Seminary.
Approved in October by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees, the two new appointments will take effect on January 1, 2012. “The talent and creativity these two professors represent is equaled by their dedication to the Seminary’s mission to serve the educational needs of the church that is being born in our midst,” said Lowrey. “These are truly visionary educators who will help lead General Seminary into a new era of service.”
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