Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Mercer School of Theology 
65 Fourth Street
Garden City, NY 11530

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Canon Patricia Mitchell 
Episcopal Diocese of Long Island 
516-248-4800 x 166 

Alcohol and the Church at Mercer on October 11, 2018 


Born in Memphis TN, and raised across the Mississippi River in northeast Arkansas, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke is a priest of the Diocese of New York who retired in 2008 as Executive Assistant to the Rector of Trinity Wall Street and Missioner to St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero.  


After graduating from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Dr. Hoke attended the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received the Master of Divinity degree.  Ordained in 1972, He has served congregations in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and New York.  In 1996, Dr. Hoke completed the Master of Sacred Theology degree at New York's General Theological Seminary,  and was awarded the Doctor of Theology degree in the spring of 2000.  


In his extensive work for the past 30 years in the ministry of recovery, Dr. Hoke has been a frequent conference and retreat conductor throughout the Episcopal Church and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York's General Seminary where he has pioneered two courses on the Church's role in the treatment of alcoholism and addictive illness.  He also works with congregations and dioceses when and where there are issues with impaired clergy.  Recently the Episcopal Church presented him the “Sam Shoemaker Award” for service in the field of addiction and recovery.  


Dr. Hoke now resides in Little Rock, back at home with many friends and family members scattered throughout the state.  As a retired priest, he currently serves on staff at Trinity Cathedral in Little Rock, and continues his mission in the work of spiritual recovery.  


The Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke will share his knowledge, observations and personal experience about the intersection of alcohol and the institution of the Church. Clergy will have the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon the impact of the use and abuse of alcohol on the ministries to which they have been called.