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Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new a clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Annie Calhoun has accepted a call as vicar of St. Anne’s, Washougal. Annie Calhoun was ordained in 2014 and served at Trinity Episcopal Church in Orange, CA as the associate rector. She worked in all areas of the church including pastoral care, developing stewardship programs, congregational education, and children and youth ministry. She also served as a member of the

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new a clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Paul Price has accepted a call as rector of St. Stephen’s, Oak Harbor. From his introduction to St. Stephen’s: How do I introduce myself? Good question. I was born and baptized in Berlin and am a cradle Anglican. My parents relocated to the high desert, Antelope Valley in California, where I spent most of my formative years. My home parish

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new a clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Liz Costello has accepted a call as rector of St. Thomas, Medina. Mother Liz grew up on the east coast, spending her formative years in North Carolina. She holds a B.A. in Documentary Studies from East Carolina University, a Master’s of Divinity (M.Div.) and Certificate in Documentary Studies from Duke University, and a Master’s of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.) from Yale

Introducing the 2022-23 Seattle Service Corps!

Introducing the 2022-23 Seattle Service Corps!

On a sunny afternoon at the end of August, the newest cohort of the Seattle Service Corps arrived on the campus of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle! We are Kate, Krista, Emily, Ga’Vintay, Gabriel, Anthony, and Austin, seven young adults from around the United States and Canada. We are thrilled to be be spending the next ten months in an intentional community where we will serve, grow, pray, and explore Seattle together. Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) is a ministry of

Bishop’s Task Force on Homelessness: A Continuing Introduction

Bishop’s Task Force on Homelessness: A Continuing Introduction

Three years ago, Bishop Rickel asked for volunteers invested in helping the unhoused to come together to find ways to involve all diocesan parishes in tackling this universal and vexatious issue. The Bishop’s Task Force on Homelessness was the result. The Task Force has gathered information locally and nationally, analyzed best practices, talked to countless people who want to get things done, have advised representatives in Olympia, and presented to Convention. All this comes from a commitment to our Baptismal

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new a clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Cristi Chapman has accepted a call as rector of St. David’s, Friday Harbor. Cristi graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest with a Master of Divinity in May 2017. She was ordained to the priesthood in June 2017 in the Diocese of Olympia. After ordination, Cristi served at Saint Mark’s Cathedral as curate and then as an Associate to the

Seeking Program Coordinator for Multicultural Ministries

Seeking Program Coordinator for Multicultural Ministries

The Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation and Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color (EMCC) are now seeking a Full Time Program Coordinator for Multicultural Ministries and Community Transformation! The Program Coordinator will assist with implementation of ethnic ministries programs, working jointly with the Ethnic Ministries Circles of Color “EMCC” and with the Canon for Multicultural Ministry and Community Transformation “Canon.” Areas of responsibility include coordination of schedules of all EMCC sub-circles, development and curation of communications content, and administrative

Introducing Gabriel Arrington, Diocesan Communications Intern

Introducing Gabriel Arrington, Diocesan Communications Intern

The Office of the Bishop is pleased to welcome Gabriel Arrington [he/they] to the Diocese of Olympia as a Communications Intern. Gabriel arrived in Seattle from their hometown of Richmond, Virginia in August to participate in the Seattle Service Corps, a yearlong service and spiritual formation program for young adults in the Episcopal Church. He will work with Josh Hornbeck, Canon Missioner for Communications, on the diocesan website and social media platforms. Gabe joins us with a background in religious

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new a clergy transition to announce. The Rev. Bill Fulton has accepted a call to work with the people of St. Germain’s, Hoodsport as their part-time vicar. Recently retired after 13 years as the vicar of St. Antony’s, Silverdale, his interests include preaching, liturgy, and pastoral care. Prior to St. Antony’s, he served concurrently for nine years as vicar of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Florence, Oregon, and

2022 Preaching Award Submissions Now Open

2022 Preaching Award Submissions Now Open

It’s again time for preachers or for those who have heard an outstanding sermon to nominate a preacher and a sermon for the 2022 Bishop’s Preaching Award. This year, we will be accepting video sermons only accompanied by a written text. If you do not have a video version of your sermon to submit, it’s permissible to record one and submit it along with your text. We’re focusing on video recordings (accompanied by a text) to acknowledge the fact that