A lot can happen in three years.
Three years ago, I was ordained a Priest here at St. John’s Cathedral. It was a great moment in my life and a launching off point for what I am sure will be a life well-filled.
Just under three years ago, I started working here at St. John’s Cathedral, the newest Curate, ready to cut my teeth in real ministry and put all of my seminary learning to good use.
It was just over a year ago, that you helped my wife and I welcome our baby girl Charlee into the church as she was baptized here.
And it was this past year that we’ve lived into the uncertainty of transition together. It has been these past three years that have taught me a lot about what it means to be a priest, what it looks like to live into that vocation, how I can take what I have learned here with me as I answer the call to serve as the next Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, in Longview, Washington.
This past year in particular...