The Rev. Robert J. Hendrickson III, Class of 2009, has been called as Rector at St. Philip’s in the Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson, Arizona. He has been serving for three years as the Sub-Dean for Partnerships and Administration, and most recently as Acting Dean of St. John’s Cathedral in Denver, Colorado. Hendrickson was a leader at St. John’s in the partnership that is constructing permanent housing on the cathedral’s property for 52 formerly homeless individuals. The groundbreaking took place on June 5, 2016.
He previously served as a curate at Christ Church, New Haven, Connecticut. There, he started the Saint Hilda’s House and Ascension House, intentional communities in which as many as 22 young adults worked and prayed together each year for the good of the poor in the city.
He has also worked with the ecumenical office of The Episcopal Church, co-founded the Society of Catholic Priests of the Episcopal Church, and is the author of a book on young adult ministry titled Yearning: Authentic Transformation, Young Adults, and the Church (Morehouse Publishing, 2013). He is currently working on two new books: one on mission, titled Broken and Blessed: Sacraments and Service in the Church and Sacramental Leadership: Making Christ Known in Our Parish Culture.
He is married to Dr. Karrie Cummings Hendrickson, who is a researcher for Yale-New Haven Hospital. They have two sons.