Meyer named acting minister in Memorial Church

An Episcopal priest has been named acting minister of Memorial Church at Harvard University.

The Boston Globe reports:

Harvard University yesterday named the Rev. Wendel W. “Tad’’ Meyer as the acting Pusey Minister in Memorial Church as the school searches for a permanent successor to the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, who died last week.

Meyer, who had been associate minister of Memorial Church for two years in the late 1990s, returned to the university in December as associate minister for administration after serving for a decade as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Beverly Farms. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1979 in New Haven, and held church positions there as well as in Buffalo and Philadelphia.

“I think of this assignment as my small but tangible way to honor the memory of Peter Gomes, who was a cherished friend and mentor to me and to so many others,’’ Meyer said in a statement.

A memorial service celebrating the life and ministry of Rev. Gomes will be held at Memorial Church at 11 a.m. on April 6.

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