A New Call for the Rev. Canon Beverly Gibson, '05

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The Rev. Canon Beverly F. Gibson, Class of 2005, succeeded the Very Rev. Johnny W. Cook as rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Mobile, Alabama on September 1, 2013 and was installed as Dean on October 12. GTS Dean, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle (’04), preached at the Installation, and was a guest at a breakfast for area alums hosted by the Rt. Rev. Philip Menzie Duncan (’70), Bishop of the Diocese of Central Gulf Coast, before the ceremony. Upon returning to General Dean Dunkle remarked, "it is not surprising that yet another beloved daughter of General has been called to a prominent leadership position in our Church. No doubt, the formation Beverly received at General has been significant in her ordained leadership, and I look forward, on behalf of all of us, to seeing its further fruits."

Gibson, a native of Andalusia, began her work at Christ Church in 2005, and had been its Sub-Dean. She, her husband, Mike, and their two children reside in Mobile. For 18 years, she was an English professor at Troy University.