EDS names Thomas Eoyang Jr. as dean of students and community life

Posted May 20, 2015

ens_152015_thomaseoyang[Episcopal Divinity School press release] Episcopal Divinity School has announced the appointment of the Rev. Thomas Eoyang Jr. (MDiv ’03, DMin ’14) as the school’s dean of students and community life. Eoyang will begin his appointment on June 1, and will reside on the EDS campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Thomas Eoyang back to EDS as dean of students and community life,” said the Very Rev. Francis Fornaro, interim president and dean. “As both an EDS alumnus and a pastoral leader, Thomas brings incredible insight and experience to the position. The dean of students and community life is so important in each student’s formation in lay or ordained ministry, and because Thomas has been there, both as an EDS student, as a scholar, and in parish ministry, I know he will be an invaluable asset to this community.”

Eoyang earned both his MDiv and DMin degrees from Episcopal Divinity School. For the last seven years, he has served as rector of Grace Epiphany Church in Philadelphia. Previously he served as interim rector at Trinity Memorial Church in Philadelphia and as assistant to the rector at St. Peter’s Church in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Pennsylvania in 2004.

“I am very excited to return to the school that was so instrumental in my own formation,” said Eoyang. “As dean of students and community life I look forward to working closely with students, faculty, staff, and EDS alumni/ae and friends and help to strengthen and grow this vibrant theological community.”

Prior to his ordination, Eoyang worked in medical and health sciences publishing, most recently as editor-in-chief of nursing books in Philadelphia.

In addition to his EDS degrees, Eoyang holds an MA in comparative literature from Stanford University, and graduated cum laude from Harvard College, where he studied English history and literature.

The press release from Episcopal Divinity School is available here.