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St. Philip's to Welcome the Rev. Jeff Miller as Rector
The Rt. Rev. Mark J. Lawrence, 14th Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, which includes 53 churches in the eastern part of SC, will officiate and preach at the service.
Miller comes to St. Philip’s from the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort where he served as a senior associate from 1999 to 2005; from 2005 to present, he served as their rector. He is currently a candidate for a doctor of ministry degree at Trinity School for Ministry and received his masters in divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He is married to the former Kristin Lynne Frazier of Greensboro, N.C. and they have four children.
Charleston Couple Experience First Year at Seminary Together
At the urging of their rector, Brother Dallas Wilson and his wife, Sister Janie, of St. John’s Chapel, Charleston, and the encouragement of Bishop Mark Lawrence of the Diocese of S.C. to follow God’s lead, the 40-something Rivers were soon on their way to Ambridge, Pa. for their first of three years at Trinity School for Ministry. The whole adventure was both overwhelming and exciting as they packed their household and headed to their new assignment in ministry.
As a former dean of Trinity, I was able to encourage them a bit when we talked a year ago. But it all still sounded like a trip to Mars. I plied them with questions and simply let them talk.
Churches in Transition: Be Patient; An Interview with Bishop Lawrence
Do you have any advice for churches beginning the process of searching for a new rector or vicar?
The search process is always an interesting combination of prayerfully seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit as well as the best of our human reason, reflection and research. Those two dimensions are distinct but compatible and certainly not mutually exclusive.
Remember you’re seeking God’s candidate.
People on the search committee aren’t there to represent a certain constituency. If they attend an 8 o’clock service or the contemporary service they bring that perspective and thought in terms of the process, but they’re not there to find the person that group would want. They’re there to find the person God has in mind.
Anglican Leadership Institute Announces September Speaking Events
Anglican Leadership Institute Presents
Diocesan Men's Summit in September
Men: Join Bishop Mark Lawrence for a Diocesan Men’s Summit, Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Church, 316 West Carolina Avenue, Summerville.
It’s been said that the journey from the head to the heart is the longest, most difficult journey you will ever encounter. It’s also the most important one you will ever make. Join Mark Lawrence, Bishop of the Diocese of South Carolina, for a diocesan men’s summit examining what God has say about this journey and the direction of our lives.
All men (teenagers and up) are invited to participate.
Need more Information: Contact Jay Crouse, Coordinator for Men's Ministry at 941.320.0271 or Richard Moore, 2017 Christian Men's Conference Coordinator at 843.693.7003.
Bring your Bible: It’s your entrance ticket.