Father Porter is executive director and founder of Jerusalem Peacebuilders, an interfaith, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting leadership and peace education among Israeli, Arab, and American youth. He graduated from Yale in 1986, has a master’s degree in Middle East Studies from the American University in Cairo, a master’s degree in War Studies from King’s College at the University of London and an M.Div. from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1995, and has served as curate at St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem and as sub-dean and canon pastor at the American Cathedral in Paris. Before serving for eight years as rector of Trinity Church, Southport, Connecticut, he was rector at Emmanuel Church in Geneva, Switzerland. He and his wife, Dorothy, met at Yale and have three daughters.