The Reverend Liz Tichenor

It is with great joy and excitement that the vestry of The Episcopal Church of the Resurrection announces The Reverend Liz Tichenor as our next Rector. We are delighted that she has accepted the call to join our Community of Faith in ministry here in Pleasant Hill. 
The Reverend Liz Tichenor comes to us from All Souls, Berkeley, where she has served as the Associate Rector since 2014. Her childhood was spread across northern New England, Iowa and Indiana. Liz returned to the Northeast for college, where she studied Spanish as an undergraduate at Dartmouth and later served there as the Episcopal campus minister. She received her Masters of Divinity at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and a Masters of Arts in Ethics and Social Theory at the Graduate Theological Union. After seminary, Liz served as the Resident Chaplain at Camp Galilee, on the Eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, and at Trinity Episcopal Church in Reno.
Some of her passions in church leadership include collaboration in congregational development, building rich community through fellowship and good humor, flexing towards shared vulnerability, and wrestling with our sacred texts in preaching. Beyond work, Liz loves adventuring with her husband Jesse, their daughter Alice, who is about to turn eight, and their son Sam, who is four and a half.
The Reverend Tichenor’s first day in the office will be Tuesday, November 12th. Her first worship service at Church of the Resurrection will be on Sunday, November 17th. That same evening we will also celebrate the Fall Harvest Dinner.
This Winter, our Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Marc Andrus, will join us for a  Celebration of New Ministry for The Rev. Tichenor. The date for this celebration will be coordinated with the Bishop’s office.
We are grateful for all who prayed for God’s guidance during this search and for the diligent, time-consuming work done by the Search Committee and the Vestry. We hope you can join us in worship tomorrow to learn more about this exciting news!
Yours in Christ,
Carrie Veurink, Senior Warden
Neil Crawford, Junior Warden
Laura Gianello, Clerk of the Vestry
Vidah Johnston, Co-Secretary
Randy Wheeler, Co-Secretary
Jeremy Carlson
Frank Kelly
Greg Harwell
Jean Meredith
Pat Smith
Marshall Wells
Mary Wolf