THANK YOU ST. MARY’S!

IF YOU HAVE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE AT ST. MARY’S, IF YOU HAVE PRAYED FOR ANY COMMITTEE, IF YOU HAVE LISTENED, HUGGED, COUNSELED, LENT A SHOULDER, IF YOU HAVE SMILED, WAVED OR VOLUNTEERED, YOU HAVE SHOWN THE WORLD WHO ST. MARY’S IS AND YOU HAVE HELPED TO CALL OUR NEW RECTOR.  SO…

 FOR SHARING YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT KIND OF RECTOR YOU WANT FOR ST. MARYS, THANK YOU!

 FOR PARTICIPATING IN APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY AND TALKING AND WRITING ABOUT THE BEST OF ST. MARY’S AND THE QUALITIES YOU’D LIKE TO SEE IN OUR NEXT RECTOR, THANK YOU!

 FOR SERVING ON THE SEARCH COMMITTEE AND HELPING TO WRITE UP OUR PARISH PROFILE, FOR SIFTING THROUGH DOZENS OF CONFIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS, MEETING WITH AND INTERVIEWING MANY, MANY CANDIDATES, THANK YOU!

 FOR SERVING ON THE VESTRY, MEETING WITH AND INTERVIEWING THE FINALISTS, AND COMING TO A CONSENSUS ON THE CANDIDATE THAT BEST FITS THE QUALITIES THE CONGREGATION HAS LONG BEEN SEEKING, THANK YOU!

 IT’S BEEN 2 LONG YEARS, BUT THANK YOU, ST. MARY’S, BECAUSE WE’VE DONE IT — AND WE DID IT TOGETHER!!!

INTRODUCING (BRIEFLY, MUCH MUCH MORE TO COME SOON),                                     THE REV. MARY FOULKE, ED.D!  FORMERLY A SENIOR ASSOCIATE PRIEST AT ST. LUKE IN THE FIELDS IN NYC AND CHAPLAIN OF THE ST. LUKE’S SCHOOL, SHE SERVES AS CO-CHAIR OF THE DIOCESE OF NY’S REPARATIONS COMMITTEE AND EXHIBITS A DEEP GROUNDING IN THE EPISCOPAL FAITH, A PROFOUND COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL JUSTICE, A COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP STYLE AND A PARTICULAR AFFINITY FOR YOUTH MINISTRIES.  WE EXPECT TO WELCOME HER VERY SOON!

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