I am thrilled to announce that after a focused search we have hired our next Associate Rector: the Reverend Courtney Reid!
When I thought about hiring an Associate Rector for All Saints, I knew having someone who could hit the ground running was going to be important. After all, I am still fairly new as your rector, and we have some exciting and important projects ahead of us.
Having another priest on staff will help with all the regular duties of parish life, but the Associate Rector will also be the point person for two important projects: moving us deeper into our work with community organizing and gathering our community and consulting with experts to design a campus plan that will allow us to care for and make the best use of all of our buildings.
We received a number of strong applicants, but Courtney quickly rose to the top. Courtney’s long experience in both non-profit management and her ten years at the Diocese, both of which required strategic planning, project management, and financial acumen, make Courtney the ideal person to help us plan for the future of our campus. Her lifelong commitment to social justice, especially her work with the diocesan Anti-Racism Commission and background and training in Asset-Based Community Development and Fierce Conversations, makes her ideal to help us live into our baptismal call to strive for justice and peace for all people.
And, needless to say, we already know Courtney for her generous heart and spirit, strong preaching, and decades-long commitment to All Saints, first as a parishioner and lay leader, then as our Assisting Priest, and now as our Associate Rector.
Courtney will continue to assist in these upcoming months as she says goodbye to the Diocesan staff and takes a little time off and then will be with us full time starting July 1. I hope you are as excited about this news as I am and will congratulate and welcome Courtney in this new role!
I am overjoyed to accept the call to serve as Associate Rector at All Saints. The opportunity to move into full-time parish ministry in a place that has shaped and formed me in so many ways is a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to continuing to grow, learn, pray and worship with all of you. I am excited by the chance to deepen my relationships with you as a full-time member of the parish staff and can’t wait to see what God has in store for All Saints and its community.
All my best,