Four new Episcopal priests ordained in Atlanta

Posted Jun 25, 2013

From left, the Rev. Shirley Porter, the Rev. Arlette Benoit, Bishop Rob Wright, Bishop Keith Whitmore, the Rev. Jody Greenwood and the Rev. Robert Fowler.

[Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta] Bishop Rob Wright ordained four new Episcopal priests – three women and one man – during a liturgy June 22 at the Cathedral of St. Philip. All have been called to ministries within the Diocese of Atlanta.

The new priests are:

The Rev. Arlette D. Benoit, who has been called as assistant for children and youth ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta. She is a graduate of General Theological Seminary, New York City.

The Rev. Robert F. Fowler III, who has been called as curate at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Carrollton. He is a graduate of the School of Theology, University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.

The Rev. Jody L. Greenwood, who will become curate at Christ Church Episcopal, Norcross. She is a graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University, Atlanta.

The Rev. Shirley M. Porter, who has been appointed priest in charge at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Macon. She is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va.