The Rev. Spencer Cantrell, Class of 2018, has been called as Curate at All Saints’ Park Slope in Brooklyn, New York beginning September 1, 2019. Since graduation he has been serving as a Chaplain Resident at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and also served as Priest Associate at St. Mary’s in Harlem.
Cantrell will oversee vital parish life programs while returning to General to pursue his S.T.M. He joined All Saints’ as Priest Associate last February. Before the call to holy orders, he received his B.A. in Philosophy/Religion from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. While at General he was awarded the Bishop of Newark Preaching Prize and the Martyrs of Memphis Award for Outstanding Service.
Born and raised in rural west Tennessee, he came to New York as an Episcopal Service Corps member, working as a legal advocate in NYC Civil Courts on behalf of poor and marginalized New Yorkers with the Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center. He has a background in community organizing and faith-based campaigns for social and economic justice.