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.

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Van Davis, Chair

Van is a Princeton University and Harvard Law School graduate who retired a few years ago after a career with a large multinational law firm. He and his wife Lynne have lived in Princeton and been parishioners at Trinity Church for 20 years. He has served on the Vestry and as Warden at Trinity and co-chaired its 2012 capital campaign. He served on the Procter Foundation Board for many years and serves currently on the Diocesan Committee on Ministry.  He is Vice President of Princeton Community Housing, which owns, manages, and advocates for affordable housing in Princeton. He can be reached at van_davis_625 [at]


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]

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The Rev'd DR Gordon Graham

Gordon is the Henry Luce III Professor of Philosophy and the Arts at Princeton Theological Seminary and serves as an associate priest at All Saints' Princeton. He earned MA degrees from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Durham, and a PhD degree from the University of Durham. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s premier academy of letters, in 1999. His areas of academic interest include aesthetics, moral philosophy, philosophy of religion, and the Scottish philosophical tradition. He is editor of the Journal of Scottish Philosophy and a founding editor of the Kuyper Center Review. He can be reached at gordon.graham [at]

The Rev'd Canon Joan Flemming

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]

Rosemary Parish

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]

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The Rev'd Paul Jeanes (ex occifio)

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]

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.