Clergy in transition

Bishop Breidenthal has appointed the Rev. Jeffrey Bessler as priest-in-charge at St. James, Piqua.

Bishop Breidenthal has appointed the Rev. Deborah Woolsey as priest-in-charge at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Athens, and chaplain to the Ohio University campus.

The Rev. Bruce Freeman has accepted the call to serve as rector of St. Matthew’s in Pacific Palisades (Diocese of Los Angeles). His last Sunday at Church of the Redeemer, Hyde Park, was Feb. 8.

The Rev. David Bailey has retired after 12 years as rector of St. Stephen’s, Cincinnati. His last Sunday there was Feb. 15.