The Wardens and Vestry of Church of Our Saviour, San Gabriel announce that it has called the Rev. Dr. J. Robert Honeychurch to serve as interim priest beginning Feb. 12, 2018. Dr. Honeychurch’s tenure with us will be one year or until a new rector is called. He is serving as in interim priest with the authority of a rector. This decision was made at the vestry meeting on Dec. 5, 2017.
Dr. Honeychurch as a great deal of experience leading congregations in transition. He has 33 years experience as a rector. Dr. Honeychurch has worked with the current Vestry. He lead our most recent Vestry retreat. Dr. Honeychurch is a professor at Bloy House, working with seminary students. Dr. Honeychurch has the skills needed to help our congregation examine itself to develop our Parish Profile.
Fr. Gary and Peg’s last Sunday at Church of Our Saviour will be Jan. 14. 2018. There will be a joyful celebration luncheon, following the 10:00 AM service to recognize their ministry to this congregation. (More to come in the following days.)
The Sundays between Father Gary’s departure and Father Honeychurch’s arrival will be covered by current staff and supply priests. We will be in good hands.
I am excited about the months ahead and I look forward to celebrating Gary and Peg’s ministry amongst us.