St. Mary’s Family,
I’m sure most of you have met Isaac Petty, or at least seen him at the altar. Isaac is pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary, and as part of his studies, will complete a “Supervised Ministry Experience” here at St. Mary’s over the summer. In the corporate world, the best analogy is a summer internship.
Along with continuing to serve as an acolyte, Isaac will be helping us with further development in the following areas: Christian Education, outreach to those living in downtown Kansas City, and pastoral care.
Isaac is a native of Kentucky who has lived in Kansas City since August 2016 when he relocated to study at Nazarene Theological Seminary. Prior to living in Kansas City, he served as an associate pastor for worship arts and youth ministry in Tennessee and as a volunteer missionary in Poland, both through the Church of the Nazarene, the church of his upbringing. Just over a year ago, he started attending and quickly became involved in the life of St. Mary’s, and was confirmed here in November 2017. Isaac, though (gladly) becoming an Episcopalian, has completed two-thirds of his studies toward a Master of Divinity degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and is slated to graduate with that degree in May 2019.
Please pray for Isaac both as he serves in this way, and as he continues to discern his vocation!