Monday, July 24, 2006

Bishop-elect Nathan D. Baxter

Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania:
The 136th Covention of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania has elected the The Rev. Dr. Nathan D. Baxter, Rector of St. James' Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA as its bishop elect.

Nathan D. Baxter has been rector of St. James Church in Lancaster, Pennsylvania since October, 2003. A native of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, he attended the public schools and the Harrisburg Area Community College. In 1976, he was graduated from the Lancaster Theological Seminary with honor prizes in homiletics and Christology. After canonical studies at the Diocesan School of Christian Studies, he was ordained deacon in June of 1977 and priest the following December by Bishop Dean T. Stevenson.

From 1991 to 2003, Baxter was Dean of Washington National Cathedral. Previously, he was Administrative Dean at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass.; Seminary Dean, Lancaster Theological Seminary; Chaplain, St. Paul’s College Lawrenceville, Va; Rector of St. Cyprian’s Church, Hampton, Va; and Curate, St. John’s Church, Carlisle Pa.
Bravo. The Episcopacy just got stronger and more credible.

UPDATE. Abingdon Charlie emails, "New-Virginia-Church-Man's ancestry includes his great grandfather, The Rev. Alexander McMillan, who was rector at St. John's in Carlisle Pa. for the first three decades of the last century and his grandfather, The Rt. Rev. Samuel Blackwell Chilton, who was for some years a member of the board of trustees at St. Paul's College in Lawrenceville, Va."

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