This is to let you know a bit more about me.
God has called me to transition ministry. I find it exciting, full of time for learning and growth and I am much fed by it.
I love being in Church. I have always thought it too bad that the words, “I was glad when they said to me, let us go into the
house of the Lord,” weren’t used as the opening words for all services.
Secondly, I am very much a via media Episcopalian. I have been blessed to serve with priests who have been very, very “High
Church,” very, very “Low Church,” and all points in between. I have learned from them all.
I love children – our own four children, our four grandchildren – and everybody else’s as well. I know, deep in my heart, how
important the church (that is, you and me) is to those younger, smaller Christians that are just as valued in our Lord’s eyes as they are in ours.
Dogs are important to me as well. Someone said, “God gave us dogs so we might know just what absolute love is like.” I believe that, and “God gave us cats so we would be humble as well.” I look forward to a St. Francis Day celebration and blessing of the animals.
I am a jazz fan, so having lived for almost two years four miles from the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey was just
fine. I also like some country music and have a moderate collection of classical music as well. I play the drums, if not well, at least with gusto. We are also lifelong sailors and amateur skiers.
You will discover quickly that I like to laugh. For part of the joy of being a child of God is laughter.
Our time together will have its serious moments, probably some painful ones, because this will be a time of change. My title in
the past included the word “Interim.” I much prefer the word “transition.”“Interim” for me says sitting around, waiting for something to happen.But “transition” says, action, growing, learning and understanding of self and parish and
I am looking forward to our time together. This may be the first time I write these words but you can expect to hear them over
and over again: “We are all in this together,” and I am certain that God will bless us in all that we do.