Gregory Jenks appointed as the dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem

Posted Aug 21, 2015

ens_082115_JenksThe Most Reverend Suheil Dawani, Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem and Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem is pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Dr Gregory Jenks as the Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem. He will begin his position in November 2015 upon Dean Graham Smith’s retirement.

St George’s College, Jerusalem is an Anglican community of education, hospitality, pilgrimage, and reconciliation. Through study, site visits, engaging with the local Christian community, prayer and reflection, lives are transformed and faith renewed.

Dr Jenks is an Australian born Anglican priest. Dr Jenks comes to the role of Dean at St George’s College after serving as Academic Dean of St Francis Theological College in Brisbane since 2007. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University.

During his time as Academic Dean at SFC, Dr Jenks has been especially responsible for academic administration relating to courses offered at the College through the Brisbane College of Theology and, more recently, CSU School of Theology. He led the development of an active research culture with the College, including membership of the Consortium for the Bethsaida Excavations Project in Israel.

His new role also includes an appointment as a Residential Canon of St George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem.

The Archbishop and the Executive of the College look forward to working with the new dean as they keep before them their vision statement and live into their ministry to serve faithfully the worldwide Anglican Communion.


Comments (4)

  1. The Revd Ruth Lamonte says:

    You could not have made a better choice. Greg is brilliant, compassionate, and a wonderful human
    being. Three cheers for my beloved St. George’s! And all of us.

    Ruth Bradbury Lamonte, Mobile, Alabama

    1. Greg Jenks says:

      Thanks, Ruth. Lovely to hear from you after all these years, and especially in these circumstances. I hope we can catch up soon. It has been too long. 🙂

  2. Greg is a highly perceptive scholar and theological educator. I am a graduate of one of St George’s excellent courses. It electrified my understanding of the NT. I am particularly thankful for the teaching of the learned, wise and saintly Doctor Kamal Fara, priest of that Diocese.
    I am sure Greg will bring panache and enthusiasm which will serve this important Anglican ministry well.
    Stephen Clark
    St Mary Magdalene’s, Adelaide SA (South Australia’s leading Anglo-Catholic parish!)

  3. PHILIP NEWMAN says:

    Very good news. When does he start?

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