The Rev. Dr. W. Mark Richardson, dean and president of Church Divinity School of the Pacific, announced today that the Rev. Andrew Hybl (CAS '12) will join Church Divinity School of the Pacific on June 23 as director of recruitment and admissions.

"We are delighted to welcome Andrew back to Holy Hill," said Richardson. "As a recent graduate of both CDSP and Pacific School of Religion, he will offer prospective students a fresh and vital perspective on the value of preparing for ministry in the ecumenical and interfaith environment of the Graduate Theological Union."

"I am honored to serve at CDSP as director of recruitment and admissions. As a former student, I have a deep appreciation for the many ways in which faculty and staff played a vital role in my formation as priest. From experience, I know that CDSP and the Graduate Theological Union are on the cutting edge of theological education. I look forward to helping prospective students discover what a transformative experience CDSP provides."

Since 2012, Hybl has served as curate and associate at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas. While Hybl oversaw the parish's college ministry programs, nearly 60 undergraduate students participated each week. His passion about helping undergraduates and recent graduates discern their vocations resulted in many students participating in the Episcopal Service Corps, Young Adult Service Corps, and discernment for Holy Orders.

Hybl, who holds a BA from the University of Arkansas, is a Navy veteran who served in the Iraq War before enrolling in seminary. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, Julie, and their young son, Oliver.

Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a seminary of the Episcopal Church and a member of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, educates students in an ecumenical and interreligious context to develop leaders who can proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world through traditional and emerging ministries. Learn more at www.cdsp.edu.