As a follow-up to my previous post about former Grace head of school Chris Byrnes showing up as alleged interim head of school at St. Paul’s Alexandria, I have posted an article on my flagship, Anglican Watch.
As things stand, St. Paul’s appears headed for serious financial issues, compounded by poor staffing choices and a lack of even basic good governance, including financial transparency and reporting. Additionally, Chris seems poised to engage in many of the same behaviors that were problematic at Grace Church, including manipulation, triangulation, and empire building.
Here’s hoping that folks at St. Paul’s take the challenges they face seriously as we all struggle to make it in the midst of the pandemic.
For the record, as of press time the church had not responded to my request for comment. I presume it would have been quick to do so had it had good news to report.