November 2, 2012 Leave a comment
SEMINARY ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT
The Rev. Jeffrey W. Monroe has been elected by the Board of Trustees as President and Acting Dean of the Logos House of Theological Studies. He fills the position left vacant by the recent passing of the Very Rev. Granville Henthorne, DD, the seminary’s founder. Fr. Monroe will be responsible for the administration and development of the Seminary’s programs.
Fr. Monroe has a strong academic and administrative background and served as Vice President of the Board. He was an assistant professor in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and associate professor in the Massachusetts State University system. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Business Administration/Marine Transportation and Graduate Studies Program at SUNY Fort Schuyler and Professional Education as Director of the Center of Maritime Training at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He was a lay chaplain for students at both institutions where he was heavily involved in campus ministries. He was also a visiting lecturer at the Boston Museum of Science, and an adjunct at the Muskie School of Public Policy, University of Southern Maine. He currently administers and lectures in the Certified Port Executive Program recognized by the Canadian Association of Professional Engineers and is the logistics educator for the Canadian Department of Defense. Fr. Monroe was recently one of two finalists for the Presidency of Maine Maritime Academy.
Fr. Monroe is a 1976 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and has a Master’s Degree from the State University of New York. He also has Bachelor of Sacred Theology Degree from Logos House and a Federal Master Mariner Certification as well as numerous professional certifications. He served Logos House in the Diaconal Instruction Program and is mentor of Pastoral Theology. He will continue in his roles as the Rector of St. Margaret of Scotland Church in Conway, NH and a maritime and port chaplain.
“My fundamental goal will be to build on the foundation of what Fr. Henthorne’s vision created,” said Fr. Monroe. “The key to growth will be good administration, skilled and expanded faculty and academic programs that reflect the need for highly qualified and well educated clergy.” In addition to the institution’s administration, he hopes to develop a Board of Visitors to foster close cooperation between the national churches of the TAC, develop lay and continuing education programs, develop on-line education programs and insure that the work in progress by current students is evaluated in a timely manner. “One of my first objectives in addition to addressing current student course work will be the expansion of the current faculty to insure we bring a wide range of experienced talent to the table as our student population grows,” Fr. Monroe noted.
Logos House is an independent institution affiliated with the Anglican Church in America (ACA), and under the patronage of the Traditional Anglican Communion. The Seminary was founded in 1998, at the request of and with the support of the late Bishop Bruce Chamberlain, Diocese of the Northeast, ACA. The mission is focused on the education of candidates from the Traditional Anglican and other theologically conservative jurisdictions for ministry as Deacons and Priest in Parish and other Pastoral settings. The seminary currently educates students from multiple continuing Anglican Church jurisdictions and several nations outside of North America. The study center and library are currently located in Ellsworth, Maine and programs are built around the Oxford Tutorial Model, based on remote learning and distance education. The program is geared to men who are in full-time secular employment, and have experienced the call to part-time or full-time Ministry in the Church.
The Logos House of Theological Studies website is here.