Fr. John Announces Retirement Feb. 2018

In a special message to Saint John's parish, Fr. John Sewell announced his retirement, effective Feb 1, 2018.

An excerpt from the message:
"Like all plays, life has Acts. My first Act was busy, chaotic, looking for the theme, learning lines, managing life onstage. Act2 was fun. I moved around the South, mostly. Worked in 5 parishes. Mastered the rhythm of hatching, matching and dispatching. As time passed, I learned the real work was the Cure of Souls... Last October, I realized that Act3 was beginning..."

Fr. Sewell is thankful for the "many kindnesses" of our church family and this community over the years. It will soon be time for him to move fully into Act3 and discover what that will become. As in times before, another adventure is beginning.

We wish him all the best and look forward to our own next adventure in the coming year.

The Rev John Sewell TWP
The Rev. John W. Sewell
The Rev Robert L Van Doren Jr Square
The Rev. Robert L. Van Doren, Jr.
Senior Associate Rector
Dr Brian W Campbell Square
Dr. Brian Campbell
Director of Music
Bruce Smedley
Dr. Bruce Smedley
Stephanie Brown Square
Stephanie Brown
Associate to the Rector for Administration
Kristin Goree Square
Kristin Crocker
Receptionist-Secretary & Registrar
Laura Daum
Laura Daum
Director, Mother's Day Out
Marietta Haaga Square
Marietta Haaga
Director of Recreation
Deborah Hubbard Square
Deborah Hubbard
Head Sexton
Stephen Headshot Informal
Stephen Nelson
Communications, Cemetery Director
Allison Pace
Allison Pace
Director of Children's Ministry
Leigh Robinson Square
Leigh Robinson
Nursery Coordinator, Financial Assistant
Penny Vincent Square
Penny Vincent
Financial Manager
George Welty
George Welty
Family Minister
Mary Thacker Square
Mary Thacker
Kenneth Turner Square
Kenneth Turner

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