The Dean’s Forum Podcast: The Rev. Ted Curtis on Transitions

Sunday, December 22, 2016

The Rev. Ted Curtis joined Dean Lind in conversation for this week’s Dean’s Forum. The forum focused on the transition process within the church and how it is typically experienced by parishes when a long-serving pastor departs.

Ted Curtis retired in May 2015 as rector of Grace Episcopal Church of Chicago which he served after he left as Trinity’s “Canon Residentiary” in 1991. He has served the wider church on the Executive Council of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship, as a reader for the General Ordination Examinations, as an adjunct professor of preaching at Bexley-Seabury Seminary and as a volunteer for Contemplative Outreach.  He has been very involved in urban ministries of housing, hunger, and justice. By happy coincidence he was the vice-chair of Chicago’s search process that elected Trinity’s Dean Bill Persell as it’s 11th bishop!  Ted and his husband of three years, Al Papillon, live in Albuquerque, New Mexico.