26 August 2014

The Rev. Peter Carey Installed as Chaplain at Berkeley

August 25, 2014

The Rev. Peter Carey Installed as Chaplain at Berkeley

By From Staff Reports
TAMPA - The Rev. Peter Carey was installed Wednesday, Aug. 20 as chaplain to Berkeley Preparatory School, Tampa at the school's Straz Center.Carey, who replaces the The Rev. Doug Carter, arrived this summer from St. Paul’s Memorial Church in Charlottesville, Va., where he has served as senior associate rector since 2012. Prior to that appointment, he served as associate rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Greenwood, Va., and was also the school chaplain at St. Catherine’s Episcopal School in Richmond, Va.

The Installation with Bishop Smith and Headmaster Joseph Seivold included special gifts from students and faculty.

  • Christian students presented a Bible to Carey with the words, "Chaplain Carey, please accept this Bible – it is the Berkeley Bible and be among us as a man of the Word."
  • Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist and Muslim students presented a “Golden Rules of All Religions” to "guide your service in a school whose doors are open to all people."
  • Upper division students and middle division Cope & Mitre Leaders presented him with board markers and a computer, "to signify your role as classroom teacher."
  • Middle Division Cope & Mitre Leaders presented Carey with a whistle and lanyard to "signify your role as a ‘coach’ to both students and faculty."
  • Faculty members presented Carey with a Book of Common Prayer, saying: "Chaplain Carey, please accept this Book of Common Prayer. We ask that you pray for the adults entrusted with the solemn privilege to care for the daily wellbeing of our students as we nurture their minds, bodies and spirits, and we present this gift to signify your role as chaplain to all of us."
  • Lastly, the Board Chair step forward and present a framed copy of the Mission Statement, saying: "Chaplain Carey, please accept this copy of the Berkeley Preparatory School Mission statement, as a reminder of your role in helping each student in our charge to develop morally, ethically, and spiritually."
Berkeley, founded in 1960, is one of 14 schools in the Diocese of Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.berkeleyprep.org/

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