Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Lay Teacher William Cole

St. Alban’s School teacher William Cole admitted to exposing himself to a minor male student and showing pornography to another in the 1970s. Cole left the school in 1976 “after realizing he had a problem that caused him to behave inappropriately with boys.” “He also expressed his deep regret for any harm he caused.” Cole received a positive reference… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Lay Teacher Ron Wilmore

Three students, two from St. Albans School and one from the National Cathedral School, accused Ron Wilmore of sexual misconduct in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He was a Lower School teacher from 1975 until 1984 when he was forced to resign after a National Cathedral School student accused him of raping her at a picnic, according… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Organist and Music Teacher Steve Erway

National Cathedral schools investigators received three reports from former St. Albans School students, two of whom were choristers at the Cathedral, of sexual misconduct by organist Steve Erway, who was not officially affiliated with the Cathedral, but lived with a St. Albans faculty member in the 1970s. One student recalled that Erway put his hands down the student’s pants… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest Jon Allen Caridad

Episcopal priest Jon Allen Caridad graduated from General Seminary in 1968 and was ordained in 1968. He was teacher and headmaster of St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School in Tampa, Florida from 1971 to 1977 when he was terminated for “inappropriate behavior with a student.” After voluntarily renouncing the priesthood in the Diocese of Southwest Florida and receiving… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest Jay Faulton Hodge

At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Bishop Ronald Haines of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and his wife Mary stood behind their son as he announced his lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by Episcopal priest Jay Faulton Hodge while he was a minor. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Bishop Ronald Haines of the Episcopal Diocese of… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest James L. Tucker

In 2007, the Diocese of Texas released a timeline showing that over the course of four decades, St. Stephen’s Episcopal School and diocesan officials were told repeatedly that Episcopal priest James L. Tucker had molested minors in the past, but no action was taken against him. The timeline identified at least nine victims. One group of victims sued… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest Joel Lundak

Episcopal priest Joel D. Lundak attended General Theological Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966. In 1982 Lundak reported an inmate’s confession at the Nebraska Diagnostic and Evaluation Center, where inmates are evaluated for placement in the state prison system. Lundak’s report of the confession resulted in murder charges for Jon E. Essinger, who was convicted… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest James Patrick Morgan

Episcopal priest James Patrick Morgan was sentenced in 2015 to ten years in prison for unlawful sexual contact with a female minor. Morgan is a Church Divinity School of the Pacific graduate in 1981. He was a US Navy chaplain from 1983 to 1996. Morgan was one of the first Episcopal priests to serve in Evangelical Lutheran Church in… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest Paul Wancura

Episcopal priest Paul Wancura died from injuries sustained in a home invasion in Shelter Island, New York, in 2018. Wancura was a General Seminary graduate who served at Caroline Episcopal Church of Brookhaven in Setauket, Long Island, in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island from 1974 to 2000. On August 13, 2021 an adult man sued The Episcopal… Read More »

Spotlight on Abuse: Episcopal Priest Daniel McClain

Episcopal Church General Seminary professor and priest Daniel McClain of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakwood, Ohio has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio after a complaint from his wife included allegations of domestic abuse, according to the diocese. The diocese’s provisional Bishop George Wayne Smith received a… Read More »