St. Thomas Has Named Its New Rector: The Rev. Rebecca Justice Schunior
The Reverend Rebecca Justice Schunior will be joining our St. Thomas family as Rector starting May 15, 2017. "Justi," as she prefers to be called, comes to our parish from St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. where she is currently Associate Rector. Below is an introductory paragraph from Rev. Schunior to our congregation:
Dear people of St. Thomas, I am thrilled to be joining you soon as your new rector. Even before you formally began your search I was impressed by your commitment to social justice, your community, and the gospel. It is truly a gift from God that I will have the opportunity to serve in such an engaged and vibrant community. My husband, Andrew, and I cannot wait to be with you and begin getting to know you better. We are excited to move to a new part of the country and explore new places, but most of all we look forward to making our new home with you. The next chapter of our lives is about to begin and my prayer for all of us is that with hard work, faith, and love for one another, we do bear fruit, the fruit that will last.
Thank you to the Rector Search Committee for their work these past 14 months: Scott Bates, Vicki Earnest, Tana Knopf, Barbara Medina, Erica Pomerenk, and George Smith!