Dear St. Dunstan’s family:
Mike and I are absolutely delighted to continue to call St. Dunstan’s our parish home for my Senior year at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS).
When Patty invited me last spring to consider staying on at St. Dunstan’s as a Senior Seminarian Intern, my immediate response was a big “Yes!” Mike and I are so grateful to be a part of St. Dunstan’s as we worship, fellowship, and serve God with each of you. We are grateful to Patty for her leadership and mentorship as we move toward becoming clergywoman and spouse. We thank all of you for being such a welcoming community and for teaching us in this odd time of pandemic and social strife how to be the Church - a people of covenant, service, and love.
This semester, you will see me active, as able and needed, in the Altar party on Sundays. I will preach, hopefully outside, on September 27. I will be working on specific skills, particularly learning from Patty about Church administration and Vestry matters. I will also be creating a Christian Formation program on our history and identity as people of the Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion. I hope to stay engaged with our Children’s Ministry as well. So, stay tuned!
With God’s grace and the Diocese of Central Florida’s approval, I hope to be ordained in Orlando to the Sacred Order of Deacons in February 2021. Mike and I hope and pray God will call us to return to Central Florida to serve after my graduation from VTS in May 2021.
Thank you to Patty and to each one of you for offering and providing a wonderful, loving parish home for our time at Virginia Theological Seminary. We have been truly blessed.
God’s peace and blessings,