(David Drake will be on sabbatical from August first through the beginning of Advent. His actual time away from Resurrection will begin July first, with a month of non-sabbatical summer travel.)
”How will David’s responsibilities be reallocated?” David has worked diligently with the vestry, staff and sabbatical committee to be sure that our parish needs will be covered during his absence. The Church will be led by TJ Anderson (Sr. Warden), Mark Deering (Jr. Warden), Patrick Cunningham, and David Pennylegion. The wardens with Patrick Cunningham will be meeting weekly to review the concerns of the church and monitor church activities.
David Pennylegion will be the chief pastor of the congregation, and will be in charge of worship, preaching, teaching, and the oversight of the various ministries—Ushers, Altar Guild, Acolytes/Chalicists, etc. On a day to day basis pastoral care will continue under the able administration of Pam Waldhauser and our team of Lay Pastoral Ministers.
Because of our foundational belief that the Church is led by Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit through people who have been given the necessary gifts for the roles for which they’ve been selected, we are confident that Res will continue to function in a smooth and Godly way. In addition we believe that God will raise up and equip the people needed to step into new roles of service and leadership as required.
Next week: “What will David and his family be doing while he is on sabbatical?”
The Sabbatical Committee, with members Steve Dassoulas (Chair), Patrick Cunningham, Fayne Farrar, Tim Foster, Meg Lawrence, Jeff Merwin, Catie Mickletz, Molly O'Donovan, and Dedi Whitaker represent a diverse group from our congregation, staff, and Vestry. This team will be providing information and updates about the Sabbatical here.