The Bishop's Chaplaincy Committee is a board of faculty and staff from the constituent campuses of the ECP community (Princeton University, Westminster Choir College, and Princeton Theological Seminary), clergy from area parishes, and community members from the town of Princeton.
The Chaplaincy Committee meets quarterly offers a sounding board for strategic visioning and planning, advisory support, and counsel on matters pertaining to finances, buildings, and grounds. The Senior and Junior Wardens from the Student Vestry serve as ex officio members, providing a direct line of communication between the two bodies. The Chaplaincy Committee is also tasked with mediating any conflict, concern, or grievance that may arise between the chaplain and chaplaincy community, in consultation with the Bishop.
The Rev'd Canon Joan Fleming, CHAIR
Joan is a retired priest serving at All Saints' in Princeton after over a decade of ministry as rector of the historic Church Church in New Brunswick, NJ. Born and educated in England, Joan came initially to Princeton in 1961—then engaged to John V. Fleming (Emeritus Professor of English, Princeton University), with whom she has now racked up 54 years of married life. Since retirement, she has served the Diocese of New Jersey as an Intake Officer and co-chair of the Anti-Racism Commission. She can be reached at fleming.joan [at] gmail.com.
The passion of Curtis for the Episcopal Church at Princeton is that the ministry grows more and more into a community of disciples, fully committed to the truth of God revealed in Jesus Christ, sharing that truth and love in word and in action to a hurting and needy world, here in Princeton, and wherever God would lead us.
Curtis serves currently as the Secretary of Vestry of Trinity Church, Princeton, and among other ministry engagements, serves as the Coordinator of the Readers and Intercessors. In West Windsor Township, he is the Vice-Chair of the Zoning Board and is a member of the Planning Board. He serves as a Board Member of the West Windsor Community Farmers Market, and helps with market set-up on Saturday mornings during the season.
This year, 2018, Curtis marks his 46th year as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. He serves as a Water Safety Instructor, teaching swimming on Saturdays in the winter with the Princeton YWCA, as a Lifeguarding Instructor, teaching at the Princeton YMCA. He is also a First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor. Since 1994, he has served as a Disaster Assistance Team Leader and a Shelter Manager. The most common disaster assistance response he does, usually in Trenton, is to provide immediate aid and comfort to a family displaced by a house fire in the middle of the night. He remains a grateful recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service.
By day, he is an architect with Saphire and Albarran, Architecture, in Pennington.
His life verse is Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
He can be reached at: curtish222[at]cs.com
Dr Jack TanNous
Jack is an Assistant Professor of History and John Witherspoon Bicentennial Preceptor in the Department of History at Princeton University, where he specializes in the cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean (especially the Middle East) from the 6th to 14th century. He is married to Jeannette Rizk and they have two children: Eleanor (3) and Elias (a newborn!). He can be reached at jtannous [at] princeton.edu.
Rosemary is the Development Manager for The Petey Greene Program, a Princeton-based national nonprofit that recruits, trains, and coordinates volunteers (typically undergraduate and graduate students) to tutor in the education programs of prisons and jails. She is active on several boards in the community and founded the Princeton Chapter of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow, which currently serves as Chair. She can be reached at rparish [at] peteygreene.org.
The Rev'd Paul Jeanes (ex oFfiCIo)
Paul is the rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Princeton, NJ, and serves as an ex officio member of the Chaplaincy Committee. Rector at Trinity Princeton since 2008, Paul is on the board of Religious Ministries PHCS, an ex officio member of the Trinity Counseling Service Board of Directors, and serves as as a member of the Diocesan Council for the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Prior to coming to Trinity, Paul served for nine years as rector of St James’ Church in Pewee Valley, KY, and as assistant priest at Christ Church Cathedral and Chaplain for Home of the Innocents in Louisville, KY. Paul graduated from Louisville Presbyterian Seminary in 1997 with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. He also spent one year at General Theological Seminary in New York earning a Diploma in Anglican Studies. Paul is an alumnus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He and his wife, Christina, have been married for twenty years and have three children Sophia, John Paul, and Luke. He can be reached at jeanesp [at] trinityprinceton.org.
The Wardens of ECP's Student Vestry also serve as ex officio members of the Chaplaincy Committee, allowing more significant leadership experience to students as well as direct connection between the consultative bodies.