March 20: Staff Developments

From the Rector

This last year has been so full of surprises and adventures, seemingly on all sides and in all aspects of life. There have been both incredible blessings and enormous challenges. As the pandemic has worn on, it has become increasingly clear to me that what this congregation needs to thrive, and indeed, what you collectively deserve in terms of leadership and support, requires a more robust staff. In plenty of ways it is a strange time to be expanding a staff, given the difficulty of bringing someone onboard while we continue gathering only remotely. 

In light of both our needs and our ongoing distancing, I was delighted to share the news on Sunday that I have invited Whitney Wilson to join our staff at Church of the Resurrection, and she has accepted the call to serve as our Associate for Formation and Ministry Development! As many of you may recall, Whitney served previously as our Minister for children, youth and families.

Whitney began work here this past Tuesday. In her new role, she is focusing on supporting faith formation for children, families and adults, and working to support all members, both seasoned and brand new, in discerning how God is calling them to serve and live out their baptismal vows here. This will include paying particular attention towards walking alongside leaders in the many and varied ministries of our church, and collaborating as we imagine together what forms our ministries take as we move through and beyond the pandemic. 

Please join me in welcoming Whitney back onto our staff, in this new capacity!

Peace,
Liz+


From Whitney
Hello Church of the Resurrection. It is lovely to be here on staff with the chance to work with such amazing people. I feel truly blessed that Rev. Liz felt called to offer me this position. I am looking forward to getting to reconnect with all of you both online and hopefully in-person as we move towards some kind of regathering. Please feel free to email me with any questions, comments, suggestions you all might have. I am working on getting my arms around this new position and all the possibilities we have here at COTR.
— Whitney