The Rev. Cynthia A. Stravers, Class of 2009, has been called as Associate Rector, The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City. She is currently assistant to the rector of St. Paul’s, Norwalk, Connecticut. Before attending seminary, Stravers was the director of children and family ministries at her church in Michigan. She has done both masters and doctoral-level work in social psychology and taught at the college level. Stravers has three grown daughters and five grandchildren.
In announcing the call, the Rev. Matthew Heyd, Rector of Heavenly Rest and also a General alum, spoke to Straver’s “heart for pastoral care and deep experience in program development,” noting that “her background in education will enhance our commitment to nurturing children and families [and] expanding youth ministries.”