Sunday, June 30, 2019

To everyone at St. Andrew’s,

After prayerful discussions with my wife and consultation with Bishop Daniel Martins, it is clear that I cannot continue as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Therefore, I am tendering my resignation effective July 15, 2019.

I have been blessed by my association with the people of St. Andrew’s and the community of Edwardsville. I will always cherish my brief time as your parish priest. You will all be in my prayers during this period of discernment and transition.

Blessings,

Joel+

(Note: I announced my resignation at the ten o'clock service this morning but wanted to send this written notice to all parishioners.)