St. George’s College Jerusalem appoints associate dean

Posted Jan 12, 2016

[St. George’s College Jerusalem] The Dean of St. George’s College, Jerusalem has announced the appointment of The Rev. Dr. Susan Lukens as Associate Dean of the College.

Dean Gregory Jenks, said, that Dr. Lukens’ appointment as Associate Dean marks the first time a woman has been appointed to a leadership position in The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, and in particular at St. George’s College.

“Dr. Lukens brings a diverse set of gifts to this new leadership role at the College. Her background in higher education, her previous service to the College as Minister of Hospitality—and more recently as Communication and Marketing Officer—and her continuing roles as a trustee at Virginia Theological Seminary as well as an Adjunct Professor of Theology at Msalato Theological College at Dodoma in Tanzania, all converge to make Susan especially suited to the role of Associate Dean at St. George’s College. I very much look forward to working with Susan as we share the ministry of Dean to the College community here.”

Dr. Lukens’ new role takes effect immediately and is for an initial term of three years.

St George’s College in Jerusalem is an Anglican community of education, hospitality, pilgrimage, and reconciliation.


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  1. The Rev'd Canon Samir J. Habiby says:

    This is very Good News indeed and the Rev’d Dr. Susan Lukens will surely be welcomed, and in her new capacity, by the Jerusalem diocesan and St. George’s Cathedral family. However the Dean of St. George’s College comment needs some added clarification. In its web site, the Diocese of Jerusalem includes a number of major Institutions, at least two of which have listed or have had in their top positions professional Women, namely the iconic Princess Basma Center and School where for many years its CEO being the distinguished Mrs, Betty Majaj, RN. Another is the fabled Al Ahliya School for Girls n Amman, often referred to as Jordan’s foremost School for girls and young women being Mrs. Haifa Najjar, as the Superintendent (Principal) of the School (attended over the years by members of the Jordanian Royal Family) with Mrs. Alia Abboud as Head of Scool. The Director of St. George’s Cathedral Pilgrim Guest House (a Minister of Hospitality) is a Woman who is an ordained Episcopal Church Deacon and Missioner.Partner from Hawaii. It may however indeed be a first in that Dr. Lukens is a Priest, though several Priests who are women have assisted at St. George’s College over the years though not in the office of the College’s Dean to share in that Ministry. It should be femembered that the Diocese geographically covers five countries where professional women have served in high positions of leacership both in the private and public sectors in parliaments, and national cabinets.

    A Blessed Epiphanytide.


    The Rev’d Canon Samir J. Habiby
    A past (Episcopal Church Volunteer Partner Missioner) Special Assistant to the Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem.
    A Past Executive Director, the Presiding Bishop’s Fund for World Relief

    Partner Mission Assistant

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