Bowron to be ordained at Episcopal Church of the Nativity this Sunday

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The Rev. Deacon Josh Bowron, formerly of Fayetteville, will be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood Saturday, June 18, in a service starting at 10 a.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity in Fayetteville.

The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, will officiate. The Rev. Rita Henault, rector of the parish, will formally present Bowron for ordination. A reception in the parish hall will follow the service.

Bowron, who was ordained a deacon last December in a ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, recently graduated from the School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn. While in seminary, he was student body president and received an academic honor in biblical studies. He also won the John Gessell Fellowship in Social Ethics. His seminary degree research topic was “Narrative Theology and Moral Development.”

Before entering seminary, Bowron — a graduate of Mercer University in Macon — was on the faculty of Counterpane Montessori School in Fayetteville. At the Church of the Nativity, which sponsored him as a seminarian, he taught courses for youth in the Christian education program.

Bowron, his wife, Brittany, and their two children, Ava, 6, and Henry, 4, have moved to Charlotte, N.C., where he has been named senior assistant to the rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Bowron of Cumming.