Adapted from an Episcopal Café announcement

The Rev. Jon M. White, rector of St. Stephen’s Church, in Beckley, West Virginia, will become the new editor of Episcopal Café on November 25.

“I am excited that Jon has volunteered to lead the Café into a new phase in its life,” Café founding editor Jim Naughton said. “Many talented people expressed an interest in the editorship when I announced that I planned to step down. What set Jon apart was a firm understanding of the importance of the Café’s role as an independent source of church news, and a clear vision of how to sustain the site in the years ahead.”

White, 47, is a 2012 graduate of Bexley Seabury, and was ordained in the Diocese of Oregon. He is a native of Indianapolis and an alumnus of Portland State University. White served seven years in the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Service and later in the Coast Guard Reserve. Prior to ordination he worked as an engineer in the high-tech industry. He has lived in Australia, England, and Zimbabwe.

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