Transition Update: Leave-taking for the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher

Honoring the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher

As we move through the final weeks of the Reverend Ollie V. Rencher’s tenure with St. Peter’s, the vestry urges you to join us in celebrating the many gifts of our ministry together. As part of that celebration, we look forward to a special leave-taking liturgy on Fr. Ollie’s last Sunday, June 24, followed by a reception in the parish hall immediately after the 10:45 a.m. service. Please make plans to attend and say goodbye to Fr. Ollie and Ellie.

As Fr. Ollie begins his new journey to a new parish, the vestry also would like to provide him with a “purse” in recognition of his service to our parish. If you would like to contribute to this monetary gift, you may do so online or by writing a check to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with “Rector’s purse” in the memo line.

Transition Update

As we move through this season of change, please know that your vestry is fully engaged in all aspects of this transition. We met again on Tuesday evening for nearly three hours. During that time, we discussed a number of options for the best way that St. Peter’s should move forward. You should know that the Diocese is providing us with greatly appreciated support, and we are grateful to have some flexibility to choose a process that honors the unique strengths of this congregation and is not bound by the strict rules of prior transitions. We hope to have a consensus on the path forward by the first of July. When that happens, we will provide more details.

Please continue to keep the vestry in your prayers as we discern the best way forward for our beloved parish.

Bert Miano, Senior Warden

Maria Long, Junior Warden