The Search Committee is pleased to announce that Reverend Marcus Halley has accepted the call to be the next rector of St. Paul’s. The search committee, in collaboration with the diocese, vestry, and staff, completed a robust search process. That search process began with a review of the MAP work, continue with the discovery of how the MAP would translate into attributes we would seek in our new rector, and concluded with interviews, a service led by the candidates and a lot of discernment.
Father Marcus stood out. He is engaging and caring. He has a love of the Anglican liturgy and service music. And, as J. J. Austrian shared during the annual meeting, after just a few minutes with Father Marcus you feel an immediate connection with him. He is currently serving as the Pastor for Young Adults and Families at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He is focused on Christian Formation and building relationships with the community outside the walls of the church.
Father Marcus will be joining us by April 1, 2017. Until then, you can learn more about him at his blog (https://wordmadefresh.com/about/), and through the 25 facts he has shared with us (see page 5 of the February Messenger.) We will continue to share additional information on the transition as we finalizethe details.
My sincere thanks to the search committee for their dedication and work: David Ashworth, Meredith Johnson, J. J. Austrian, Ashley Dow, Linda Rosedahl, and Pringle Rodman.
Beth Carlson, Senior Warden