On Saturday, May 16, Grace Flint moved into her apartment in Chico, where she finished her last week at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and participated in her virtual commencement.

While it was anticipated that she would begin her position as Assistant Rector at St. John's, Chico, in the beginning of July, our circumstances have changed. Grace has transitioned into her position earlier, engaging with the Rector and other leaders as we navigate the new contours of ministry. St. John's looks forward continuing the work we have begun together.

As Assistant Rector, Grace will share a wide range of pastoral responsibilities with The Very Rev. Richard Yale, Rector. After her ordination as a transitional deacon, scheduled for June 13 at Trinity Cathedral, she will be participating in the various mission activities of the parish as they continue to work for the recovery of the communities ravaged by the Camp Fire.

Submitted by The Very Rev. Richard Yale: Dean of the Alta California Deanery and Rector of St. John's, Chico