Dear People of Christ Church,
It’s hard for us to believe Sara is really gone. We can’t possibly imitate her style in this space, but the News from Christ Church will keep coming in her absence!
This Sunday, we welcome the Very Rev. Ken Poppe to Christ Church, who will be with us as preacher and celebrant in March and April (you can read more about him below). Ken will be at Christ Church on Sundays and will be available for emergency pastoral care. For anything else, if you have a question and you’re not sure who to ask, don’t hesitate to call, email, or text one of us and we’ll make sure that you get what you need. Thank you in advance for your patience with us!
We are currently waiting to be matched to an interim rector. You can see the job posting here. In this process, the diocese will receive applications and identify a candidate that they think is a good match for Christ Church. Vestry will then have the opportunity to interview that candidate and either agree to the match or request another candidate. We will keep you all posted as the process proceeds, but don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions or are curious for an update.
We know that there is lots of work to be done during the transition period and that it will require a community effort to do it. During the next few months, you may receive an email or phone call from a vestry member asking whether you would be willing to take on some new ministry. You’ll also be hearing more about specific ministries in this space over the next several weeks. Our hope is that we can each find ministries that feel fulfilling rather than burdensome, so if you have in mind some role that you’d like to take on, or some talent you have that hasn’t yet been fully utilized at Christ Church, please let us know!
Chris and Sasha