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8/2/2006

Kesha Brennom  

 
Canon James E. Teets, BSG  

 
[Episcopal News Service] 
  • Kesha Brennom resigns to attend Virginia Theological Seminary
  • Sally Weaver named executive director of Episcopal City Mission, Missouri
  • Jacqueline Franco joins the Church Center's Office of the Controller
  • James Teets appointed to Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem



Kesha Brennom resigns to attend Virginia Theological Seminary

[SOURCE: Office of Ministries with Young People] Kesha Brennom recently announced her resignation as national staff officer for Children's Ministries and Christian Education at the Episcopal Church Center to pursue a call to ordain ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria.

Brennom's last day at the Church Center was July 21. She will begin seminary on August 14.

"Many of you have supported my ministry every step," she said. "Please send a prayer as I enter this transition and new adventure in my life and the life of my family."

Thomas K. Chu, program director for Ministries with Young People at the Church Center, will serve as the interim staff officer until Brennom's successor is found.


Sally Weaver named executive director of Episcopal City Mission

[SOURCE: Diocese of Missouri] The Rev. Sally Weaver has been named executive director of Episcopal City Mission (ECM) in St. Louis, Missouri. She will assume her new position September 1.

Weaver succeeds the Rev. Canon Susan Skinner, who retired last summer, and the Rev. Michael P.G.G. Randolph, who has been serving as interim director.

Weaver was a part-time chaplain for ECM at the Lakeside Juvenile Detention Center in Maryland Heights from 2002 - 2005 when she was ordained.
 
She was then hired as a curate at Grace Church in Kirkwood, where she served until July 30, 2006.


Jacqueline Franco joins the Church Center's Office of the Controller

[SOURCE: Office of the Controller] Jacqueline Franco has joined the Office of the Controller at the Episcopal Church Center as payroll manager. Franco, who assumed her new duties on July 31, succeeds Catherina Kim who retired after more than 30 years.

Franco brings more than 15 years of experience in the payroll field to her current position.



James Teets appointed to Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem

[SOURCE: The London Gazette] Canon James E. Teets, BSG, manager of Partnership Services in the Office of Anglican and Global Relations, was recently appointed by Her Majesty the Queen of England as a serving brother in the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem was established in the 19th century by Queen Victoria and the reigning monarch is the order's Supreme Head. The Order is one of the five historic Orders of Chivalry that include the Knights of Malta, and the major charitable work of the order's American Priory is focused upon St. John's Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.

For more information visit http://www.saintjohn.org.

"My interest in this order began some years ago when I first became aware of their commitment to the Eye Hospital in Jerusalem," said Teets. "Considering my relationship with the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem through managing the Episcopal Church's Good Friday Offering for the past 13 years, my concern and affection for that part of the world seemed to create a natural connection to the Most Venerable Order. I am both delighted and excited by this new ministry."