The Episcopal Church at Yale is one of the oldest university Chaplaincies in the country (established on October 23, 1869). ECY is a ministry of the Episcopal Church to students, staff and faculty at Yale University. We seek to encourage and nurture members of the Yale community in the faith of Jesus Christ and to communicate in the academy of higher learning that the religious quest is relevant and essential to the educated mind. We do this by exploring both ancient and contemporary forms of prayer and common worship, facilitating stimulating discussions of the scriptures, and fostering a common life of fellowship and service.
Press Release: The Rev. Dr. Paul J. Carling appointed Provisional Interim Chaplain
The Rev. Dr. Paul J. Carling has been appointed as Provisional Interim Chaplain at the Episcopal Church at Yale (ECY) and his first Sunday there will be September 14. His primary work will be to provide pastoral and spiritual care for the students and to deepen their commitment to participating in God's mission. The Rt. Rev. Ian T. Douglas, President of the Board of Governors, and the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, bishop with oversight of university and college chaplains in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, will work with the members of the ECY Board of Trustees on issues of trust, leadership, and governance as they move forward. A permanent chaplain will be appointed later.
Carling is an Episcopal priest currently serving as associate rector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fairfield, and will continue in that position. He is also a licensed clinical and developmental psychologist who has had a distinguished career in the field of mental health. Carling has degrees from the University of Pennsylvania - a B.A. in History; and M.S. Ed. in Social Science Education, and a Ph.D. in Clinical & Developmental Psychology - and an M. Div. from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge MA. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2002 in Vermont where he served before coming to Connecticut in 2004. His prior employment has included various professorships in the U.S. and U.K. He also has experience providing counseling services for students at two universities. Link here for full CV.
Paul Carling is married to Cherise A. Rowan, M.D., a neonatal pediatric cardiologist who is a clinical instructor at Yale University.
September 10, 2014