Sunday, November 20
The Reverend Canon Greg Jacobs
The Rev. Canon Greg Jacobs joined the Dean’s Forum to discuss how we can restore civility to contentious discussions, including the recent presidential election, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and other issues.
The Rev. Canon Gregory “Greg” Jacobs since 2008 has served as the Canon to the Ordinary & Chief of Staff in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, which covers the northern-most third of New Jersey. In that capacity, he serves as the principal advisor to the Bishop on matters involving policy, transition ministry, and program involving clergy and congregations in the diocese.
A graduate of Princeton University and the Columbia University School of Law, Canon Jacobs practiced corporate employment and discrimination law for 18 years before entering ordained ministry. He has served the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio as parish priest (St. Paul Church and St. Philip Church, Akron), then on diocesan staff (Bishop’s Assistant for Urban Congregations) and finally, as Canon for Mission and Ministry at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland.
Canon Jacobs has served on the Board of Bexley Hall Seminary, the Standing Committee on Constitution & Canons, the Board for Transition Ministry, and on several boards, committees, and commissions of the Episcopal Church. He has been elected clerical deputy to General Convention three times. He is also a lifetime member of the Union of Black Episcopalians.
Canon Jacobs is blessed with two wonderful adult children, Charlotte Elizabeth Jacobs and Stephanie Jacobs Snyder and a granddaughter, Norah Faye Snyder. He recently married the Honorable Sheila Abdus-Salaam, associate judge on the New York State Court of Appeals.