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The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400

Transition Office Contacts

The Rev. Canon Nora Smith
Canon for Transition Ministry, Intake Officer

Cell: 917-319-3959

Mr. Alito Orsini
Liaison to Canon for Ministry, Liaison to Canon for Transition Ministry

Office: 212-316-7414
Fax: 212-932-7368

Communications Contacts

Mr. Nicholas Richardson
Director of Communications, Editor, Episcopal New Yorker

Office: 212-316-7520
Fax: 212-932-7323

Mr. Andrew Gary
Assistant to the Chief of Finance and Operations, Communications & Editorial Assistant

Office: 212-932-7322
Fax: 212-932-7323

Change in Transitions

The Rev. Canon Deborah Tammearu

The Rev. Canon Deborah Tammearu to Retire Dec 31; The Rev. Nora Smith to Be New Canon for Transition Ministry

Bishop Dietsche announced Sept 21 that Canon Deborah Tammearu would step down from her role as Canon for Transition Ministry at the end of 2018, and that the Rev. Nora Smith, currently serving on the Bishop’s staff as director of Strategic Programs, will take her place.

The Rev. Nora Smith

“This is a poignant moment for both Deb and me,” the Bishop wrote in his message to the diocese, “as she was the first person I invited onto my staff after becoming your bishop, and in the years since has helped shepherd the call of new clergy leadership for at least half the churches in the diocese.”

For the full text of Bishop Dietsche’s announcement, please click here.