After serving a decade as Canon to the Ordinary, The Rev. Cn. Mary June Nestler will move to Jerusalem as Course Director of the prestigious St. George's College. She will also be Lecturer in Contextual Biblical Studies at the Anglican institution that is known for study, pilgrimages, and hospitality for all religions.
Prior to serving Utah, The Rev. Cn. Nestler was Dean and President of the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont from 1992 to 2006. She has taught numerous courses for St. George's College for 34 years. She has an extensive background in Roman and Byzantine archaeology of Israel, including her ongoing work as consulting archaeologist and area supervisor for the Mount Carmel Project in Haifa, Israel since 1988. She was also an area supervisor at Sepphoris for seven excavation seasons.
Canon Nestler says while she will deeply miss Utah and its church community, she also has considered Jerusalem as a "second home" with many joyous memories and with a great excitement for her future work. She expects to start in Israel in summer.