The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


New Episcopal seminary president

Katherine Hancock Ragsdale was named president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Mass., effective July 1.

Ragsdale, an openly gay priest, serves a congregation in Pepperell, Mass., and is president of the progressive think-tank Political Research Associates.

While her ordination is a point of contention for many Episcopalians, she told The Boston Globe in March that she’d experienced “far more resistance and discrimination in the progressive community for being a Christian.”


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