Friday, May 20, 2011

New Episcopal Chaplain Appointed

After a fruitful process of discernment, the Board of the Episcopal Chaplaincy is pleased to announce the end of the search process and the appointment of the Reverend Luther Zeigler as the new Episcopal Chaplain at Harvard University! We are all very glad to welcome Luther, and we look forward to the beginning of his ministry at Harvard.

Luther comes to this position from the Diocese of Washington, where he is currently the senior chaplain at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, and where he is Chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department. Luther is also an associate priest at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in College Park, which maintains ties with the Episcopal/Anglican Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland.

Luther graduated with Highest Honors in Religion from Oberlin College, holds a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Stanford University and is also a cum laude graduate of the Stanford Law School, where he served as an associate editor of the Stanford Law Review.  Luther completed his theological training at Virginia Theological Seminary, from which he received his Master of Divinity degree with honors.

For many years prior to his ordination, Luther practiced law at a major Washington law firm, where he was a partner and member of the firm’s Management Board.  At the firm, he had an active public service practice, particularly in the areas of civil rights and advocacy for the homeless.
Luther and his wife, Pat, have two adult daughters, one of whom lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area and one of whom lives in Boston and works for the Red Sox.  Luther and Pat bring with them to Cambridge a Labradoodle named Grace, who was born six years ago on Easter morning.

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