Beginning on Ash Wednesday, 2017, The Bishop of West Virginia, the Rt. Rev. W. Michie Klusmeyer, appointed E. F. Michael Morgan to serve as priest at Zion Episcopal Church, Charles Town, West Virginia. Dr. Morgan originally began his ministry and was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. He has previously held church positions in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Ohio. For 23 years he served as the longest active-tenured rector in the Diocese of Southern Ohio at Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, Ohio; a university-parish on the campus of Ohio University.
Dr. Morgan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Oberlin, Episcopal Divinity School, Ohio University, and was a 2001 Merrill Fellow at Harvard. His Ph.D. is in Communication Studies. Previously he was a Fellow at the Washington National Cathedral’s College of Preachers; completed a sabbatical with the Anglican Observer to the United Nations in NYC; and in 2007, was a Fellow-in-Residence at the School of Theology, Sewanee, TN. In addition to serving as Board Chair of the church’s Evangelical Education Society (EES), he co-authored “Faithful Living, Faithful Dying: Anglican Reflections on End of Life Care” (Morehouse) while participating on the General Convention Task Force of the Standing Commission on National Concerns. In 2013, Dr. Morgan received a Brookings Legislative Fellowship serving on Capitol Hill in the United States House of Representatives. In the spring of 2015 he was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award as a graduate of the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.