Effective June 1, 2016, the Rev. Timothy Hushion has transferred his canonical residency from the Diocese of Pittsburgh to the Diocese of North Carolina, where he is Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Wadesboro and Vicar of All Souls in Ansonville.
Joseph Paul Baird and Alyse Elizabeth Viggiano were ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons by Bishop McConnell at Trinity Cathedral on June 4, 2016. Joe is serving at St. Peter's, Blairsville, where he is a member. Alyse, a member of St. Paul's, Mt. Lebanon, is continuing her studies at Virginia Theological Seminary.
Daniel Joseph Isadore was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests by Bishop McConnell at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Highland Park, on June 5, 2016. Dan is serving as Assistant to the Rector at St. Andrew's, and holds the same position at St. Thomas, Oakmont. In addition, he represents the diocese as Episcopal Missioner for the University of Pittsburgh. Dan is a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and Grove City College. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where his wife, Hallie, works as a member of the admissions staff.
At their meeting on June 6, 2016, the Standing Committee appointed Karen Slobodian, of St. Stephen's, McKeesport, to the Board of Trustees. Karen will fulfill the uncompleted term of Melanie Kurtz, who has resigned.
Brandon Mozingo has been named Parish Administrator for Trinity Cathedral, effective July 1st. Brandon is a U.S. Navy veteran and a graduate of Sewanee University of the South, where he earned an M.A. in Theology. He is in the process of completing a Master of Sacred Theology degree. Brandon will continue to work for the Seamen's Church Institute, where he is River Chaplain serving the Merchant Marine of the Upper Ohio, Allegheny, Monongahela and Kanawha Rivers. Steve Fekete continues on the Cathedral staff as Building and Events Administrator.
The Rev. Richard Pollard is serving as Regular Supply at the Church of the Advent in Brookline, which has elected to resume full participation in the life and mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. Father Dick is assisted by Doug Kinsey, who is a candidate for ordination.
In a partnership among Christ Church, North Hills, All Saints, Brighton Heights, and the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the Rev. Charles Hamill has been named Priest-in-Charge of All Saints, effective September 1st. The Rev. Wade Lawrence continues his dedicated service as Deacon there, augmenting the work of Father Charlie, who will continue as Assistant Rector at Christ Church, North Hills.