A New Call for David Sibley '11


The Rev. David Sibley (Class of 2011) has been called as rector, Christ Church, Manhasset, New York. He has been priest-in-charge at Saint John’s Church, Brooklyn since June 2011. Born and raised in South Carolina, Sibley received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Chemistry at Furman University before moving to New York and matriculating at General in 2008. While at General, Sibley served as a Seminarian at St. Paul’s, Carroll Street and as an intern in the Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations Office of the Episcopal Church Center.

The Rt. Rev. Lawrence Provenzano, Bishop of Long Island, said “The Diocese is pleased to retain Father Sibley in this new capacity, moving from Brooklyn and St. John’s to Christ Church in Manhasset, as he is a valuable member of our spiritual leadership team.”

Sibley succeeds the Very Rev. David Lowry (Class of 1972 and former interim Director of the Desmond Tutu Center), who retired in 2013 after almost ten years at Christ Church.  The Rev. Dr. Charles R. Colwell (Class of 1963) had been serving as interim Rector since last Fall. Colwell said, “We were very prayerful throughout this search process, and with Father Sibley’s appointment, clearly our prayers have been answered.”