Koester said his focus as brother superior for the SSJE, which is based in Cambridge, Mass., will be on working to increase the number of monastic vocations and increasing awareness of the monastic option among Anglicans.
Ordained a priest in the diocese of British Columbia in 1985, he was professed as a brother of the SSJE in 1992, and since then has served as brother-in-charge of the society's Emery House, an SSJE monastery in rural Massachusetts, and as deputy superior.
Geoffrey Tristram SSJE, who served as superior for six years.
John the Evangelist (SSJE) for the Anglican Church of Canada.
Geoffrey Tristram, superior of the SSJE: "The intention and focus that people bring to observing Lenten practices makes Lent an ideal time for engaging deeply with the Gospel of John and its invitation to abundant life.