SUMMIT, NJ - The Right Reverend J. Neil Alexander will join Calvary Church October 30, preaching at all morning services, and speaking on his Call to the Episcopacy and Teaching at the adult forum at 9:30 a.m.
Alexander is currently Dean of the School of Theology at Sewanee, The University of the South. He is also professor of liturgy and the Charles Todd Quintard Professor of Dogmatic Theology.
Previously, Alexander was elected the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta and served from 2001-2012. During his time as bishop, he focused on growing new congregations and ministries and developing an efficient communication strategy for the diocese, leading multiple pilgrimages and mission trips to dioceses in Africa, and placing a special focus on relationships with global-south dioceses.
He has served in a variety of parish settings and has taught at The General Theological Seminary, Yale University, Drew University, and Waterloo Lutheran Seminary. Alexander has also been a board member of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation and a faculty member and chaplain of the Preaching Excellence Conference of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation. He is the president of the Board of Directors of the College for Bishops, and serves as the chair of the board of the Archives of the Episcopal Church.
The author of numerous publications in the fields of liturgics, homiletics, sacramental theology, and pastoral practice, his most recent publication, Celebrating Liturgical Time: Days, Weeks, and Seasons, is a commentary on sacred time as expressed in the rites of the Book of Common Prayer.
For more information, visit calvarysummit.org. Calvary Episcopal Church is located at 31 Woodland Avenue.