John Shirley '17 now Rector, St. Mary's, Ronkonkoma


The Rev. John R Shirley, Class of 2017, is the new Rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. He had been serving Priest-in-Charge since December, 2018, and previously served as Curate of the Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, Brooklyn, NY, since 2017.

 Shirley is a native of Pennsylvania, and before attending General, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bloomsburg University and his Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Scranton.