Announcement – November 5, 2017
Christ Church has been waiting for a “new” rector since late 2012. During that time we have been well served by Mother Susan Armstrong as priest-in-charge, and for the last year and a half, Mother Lesley McCloghrie as interim rector.
Under the guidance of the diocese, we entered the search process in 2016. First preparing the Parish Profile, then the formation and work of the Applicant Review Committee (ARC), and finally interviews of candidates by the vestry.
While there was a setback in June of this year when we ended up with an unsuccessful search, and some justified disappointment, ARC got back to work and the search again began in late summer.
Sometimes we must be patient and remember that God does have a plan for us. The vestry met with Canon Andrea on October 22nd and after positive and inspiring discussions voted unamaniously to elect a new rector. I am very happy to announce that we did issue a call to the Rev. Dr. Daniel London and he has accepted. This has been confirmed and approved by Bishop Biesner.
Father Daniel is currently the priest-in-charge at The Church of the Redeemer in San Rafael. He was ordained in January 2014 and received his Doctorate of Philosophy in 2016. He will be coming to us with his wife Ashley Bacchi.
Father Daniel’s first day with us will be January 28, 2018, also the date of our annual meeting. This will give us time to properly say goodbye to Mother Lesley whose last day at Christ Church will be January 7th.
We have been faced with many goodbyes to beloved parishioners in the past few years. Now we shall look forward to greeting a young priest and his wife to help us move forward into a challenging and exciting new chapter in the life of Christ Church.