The Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Hahneman, Celebrant and Preacher
The Reverend Dr. Geoffrey Hahneman has been appointed the Provisional Priest-in-Charge of St. John’s in Washington, CT, beginning December 1st. Geoff has been a priest in the Anglican Communion for 40 years, having served in four countries (USA, Canada, England, Belgium) and 12 dioceses (TX, DC, Montreal, MA, Oxford, Gibraltar, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, MN, Southern VA, NH, RI and ECCT). Geoffrey was awarded a B.A. cum laude in Philosophy from Baylor University, a M.Div. cum laude from Virginia Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University. He is published in the field of the Formation of the Christian Bible and is a specialist on the Muratorian Fragment. On September 1st, he retired as the Rector of St. John’s in Bridgeport after 15 years there. He is married to the lovely Reverend Dr. Lisa DiNunno Hahneman, currently the Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. James’ in Danbury. They have a house together in Kent, CT. Geoffrey also has four adult children from his first marriage, four grandchildren, and shares a cat with Lisa. Read more
The Rt. Rev Keith Whitmore, Celebrant and Preacher through September, 2019
Bishop Keith was consecrated Bishop of Eau Claire (Wisconsin) in April 1999, and in April 2008 became the Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta.
While serving as Assistant Bishop in Atlanta, in 2012, Bishop Keith was called to an additional ministry as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Candler’s Episcopal Studies program is the oldest university-based program in the nation with more than 200 student graduates since 1974. In the fall of 2012, Whitmore was named the Interim Director of the Episcopal Studies Program, and the position was made permanent in 2013.
Prior to becoming Bishop of Eau Claire, Bishop Keith served as Dean of Christ Cathedral, Salina, Kansas. Previously, he had served as Rector of congregations in Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas. Bishop Keith also served as an Army Chaplain, retiring after 27 years of service. He has served on the Standing Commission on Ministry Development of the Episcopal Church and on the Episcopal Church's Joint Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance.
He is the former president of the Domestic Missionary Partnership and Affirming Catholicism, organizations devoted to the mission of the Church. He has also served as a trustee at Nashotah House Seminary and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Currently he serves as the Chaplain to the Anglican Association of Musicians and the Brotherhood of St. Andrew.
Bishop Keith was ordained Priest and Deacon in 1977. He has undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Theology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and holds a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Divinity from Nashotah House Seminary.
For 25 years Bishop Keith has been, and continues to be, a much-sought-after lecturer and workshop leader in congregations around the country, with a particular expertise in Parish Development, Leadership Development and Vision and Goal Setting. He is a dedicated mentor of young priests.
Bishop Keith retired from his positions in Atlanta and at Emory in early 2017. He and Suzie, his wife of more than 40 years, then returned to their roots, and a new home, in Wisconsin. They have two grown children.