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Richard Serota to retire as Episcopal Church Director of IT

July 11, 2017
Office of Public Affairs

Episcopal Church Chief Operating Officer Geoffrey Smith has announced the retirement of Richard Serota as Director of Information Technology at the Episcopal Church.

Serota joined the staff in 1990 and was named Director of Information Technology in 1995.

“My years with the DFMS have been by far the longest tenure during my almost half-century of employment in Information Technology,” Serota said. “Much more importantly, they have been the most enriching years by every measure —professional, personal, and spiritual.”

“Richard started the IT function at the Episcopal Church Center, building desktop computers the year before Senator Al Gore sponsored the High Performance Computing Act, which led to the internet,” Smith commented. “In his tenure, he has been responsible for or played a part in bringing to the DFMS every technological innovation we use today, and his legacy is an outstanding team of IT professionals who will carry on our work going forward.  We are deeply indebted to his efforts.”

Serota will retire on August 31. Until then he can be reached at



Applications are currently being accepted for the Episcopal Church Director of Information Technology, based in New York City. Application information is available here.


Deadline is August 28.