Dear St. Thomas’ Family,
Thanks to the hard work of the Pastoral Search Committee, it is my pleasure to announce that we have found a priest who has accepted our call. Father Michael K. Paul, currently the rector at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Williston, North Dakota will be joining us in mid-June. Fr. Paul is a native of South Sudan and has lived and studied throughout the world. Aside from Uganda and Kenya in Africa, Fr. Paul has studied and lived in Korea and Malaysia. He studied and received his Master of Arts degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and has led congregations in San Diego, Seattle and Baltimore. Joining Fr. Paul is his wife Lona and daughter Momone who will be a sophomore in high school this upcoming school year.
In Fr. Paul’s own words “My philosophy of ministry is that Christ seeks for me to grow and serve others in a pastoral role. That God has not called me to the priesthood so that I can benefit from a title, but that I have been called to serve and lead his church to growth.”
I hope you will join us on Sunday June 16th to welcome Fr. Paul to St. Thomas’ Church.
Peace and Grace,