Recently Appointed Iona Deans Installed

Pictured from left to right: The Rev. Carol Petty, the Rt. Rev. Kathryn M. Ryan, the Rev. Francene Young and the Rev. Andrew Benko, Ph.D.

Two new deans of the Iona School for Ministry were installed Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Camp Allen by the Rt. Rev. Kathryn M. Ryan.

The Rev. Francene Young and the Rev. Andrew Benko, Ph.D., are the newly appointed deans.

Young was called to be dean of administration, and Benko, dean of formation.

Previously, Young was rector of St. Luke the Evangelist, Houston. She also worked as the diocesan transition minister and chaired the Commission on Ministry.

On the other hand, Benko, who holds a Ph.D. in New Testament studies, has centered his ministry around teaching theology and has also been active in parish, cathedral, and campus missions.

Click here to read the announcement of their new positions.

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