Transition Ministry Updates (February 2021)

The people of the Diocese of Central New York celebrate the following clergy calls and transitions:

Clergy New to the Diocese

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cazenovia has called the Rev. Robert G. Trache to serve as interim rector beginning January 17, 2021.

Fr. Bob is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, class of 1977, and has served parishes in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Wilmington, NC, Sudbury, MA, Alexandria, VA, and Richmond, VA. Most recently, he served as interim rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, NJ.  He was born and raised in Newburgh, New York.

Before entering the clergy, Fr. Bob served on the Senate staff of Jacob K. Javits (NY) and in higher education at Catholic University of America, Rutgers University, and the University of Maryland.

He is married to the Rev. Deacon Liza Ragsdale.

 

Grace Episcopal Church in Syracuse has called the Rev. Ana Rivera-Georgescu to serve as rector beginning February 1, 2021.

Prior to being called to serve at Grace, Rev. Ana was coordinating chaplain at Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone, NY, where she worked with spiritual leaders and inmates of many faiths. Her professional journey began as a police officer in New York City in the 1990s. She has worked in prisons as a corrections officer, rehabilitation coordinator, and chaplain.  She enjoys working with young adults and children, having served as campus minister at SUNY Plattsburg and having worked with children with mental health and learning challenges in the Bronx.

Rev. Ana graduated from the Nashotah House Theological Seminary in 2013 and was ordained in 2013 (Cathedral of All Saints, Albany). She has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling (Texas Tech), a bachelor’s degree in community and human services (SUNY Empire), and an associate’s degree in psychology (Clinton Community College). Rev. Ana is bilingual (Spanish and English) and looks forward to adding Spanish-language worship services at Grace Church.

Rev. Ana’s family includes  her husband, Florin Georgescu, and three children.

 

Christ Episcopal Church in Manlius has called the Rev. Timothy R. Hannon to serve as rector beginning March 16, 2021.

Fr. Tim holds a M.Div from the School of Theology, Sewanee and a MA in English Literature from the University of Oregon. Most recently, he served as the vicar of St. James Episcopal Church in Coquille, Oregon since 2018. Prior to this parish, he was part of a team of priests ministering to five yoked rural churches in south-central Tennessee. He was the principle leader in “Jesus Pizza” a high school Bible club in Coquille. Fr. Tim also served as dean of his convocation (district) in Oregon and worked with another priest there to gather all the poets of the diocese. Their goal is to publish a book of poetry, with all proceeds being donated to a charity for young artists.

Fr. Tim is joined by is wife Helene and their two daughters.

Retirements and Departures

At the end of February, Christ Episcopal Church in Manlius bids farewell to the Rev. Richard Klafehn, who has served as interim priest.

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