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New Episcopal Bishop Installed in Rochester Diocese

Bishop McKelvey Joins HWS Board of Trustees

December 9, 1999 Geneva, NY — The Rt. Rev. Jack McKelvey was installed as the seventh Bishop of the Rochester Diocese of the Episcopal Church on December 4. The festive celebration was held in the Eastman Theater in Rochester.

The event had significance to Hobart and William Smith Colleges as there are historic and continuing ties between the Episcopal Church and the Colleges. Hobart College was founded in 1822 by Episcopal Bishop John Henry Hobart and for many years was directly affiliated with the Episcopal Church. Although today the Colleges are a non-sectarian institution, they remain a member of the Association of Episcopal Colleges and the Bishop of the Rochester Diocese holds a seat on the Hobart and William Smith Colleges' Board of Trustees.

The Colleges were well represented at McKelvey's installation. The Rev. Frederick Reynolds, Hobart Class of '73 and rector of St. Paul's Rochester, presented Bishop McKelvey for installation. Another alumnus, The Rt. Rev. Robert Spears, Jr., Class of '40 and the fifth Bishop of Rochester, participated in the Recognition and Investiture. Larry Campbell, HWS professor of physics, participated in the Celebration of Shared Ministries, and Loren Loomis Hubbell, HWS vice-president for finance, joined in the procession of representatives from area higher education institutions.

Hobart Chaplain Lesley Adams was a Minister of the Bread during the Eucharist. Her daughter, Madeleine Adams Brooks, along with other Creation Camp participants, was a Minister of Baptism, spritzing the congregation with holy water. Mark Wenderlich, lighting designer and technical director for dance at the HWS, served as a design consultant for sacred art, and the Colleges' organist and carillonneur, Phil Brisson, and instructor of voice, Wendra Trowbridge, sang in the 200 voice choir. Trowbridge was a soloist.

David Willis, Hobart Class of '68 and editor of the Chronicle, the newspaper for the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester, photographed the event.

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