Sunday, April 13, 2014

NEW RECTOR FOR ST. JOHN'S AND TRINITY

At the Palm Sunday service at Trinity this Sunday morning, the senior wardens of St. John's and Trinity announced that Fr. Doug Lasiter has accepted our call to be the next rector for St. John's and Trinity.

Fr. Doug has been serving as the rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Miles City, Montana, and Ascension Episcopal Church in Forsyth, Montana, so he has experience working with two congregations at the same time. Fr. Doug and his wife Robi and their teenage son and daughter are excited about moving to Louisiana and becoming part of our church communities. Robi and the children have been residing in the Houston area so that their daughter, who is a highly accomplished gymnast, can have access to the appropriate facilities and training. The Lasiters are looking forward to once again being together as a family under the same roof, and Fr. Doug is very much elated about the prospect of thawing out from the long Montana winter he's been enduring.

Fr. Doug has indicated that his starting date will probably be June 15th.
Thanks be to God, and a warm welcome to Fr Doug and his family.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's been a long road for your parish. God bless you all as you start this new stage of the journey together.

Tim

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, Tim. The good news has been a long time coming, but we had the excellent Ron Clingenpeel as interim priest-in-charge for two-plus years, and he made the wait easier.

JCF said...

Mazel Tov, and blessings upon Fr Doug's new ministry! May St John's and Trinity be richly blessed!

Russ Manley said...

They have Episcopal churches in Montana? Who knew?

All kidding aside, this is very good news for your parishes - all good wishes.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, JCF. I changed the prayer on the sidebar to a prayer of thanksgiving.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thank you, Russ. Imagine, Episcopal churches in Montana! I bet there's an Episcopal church near you. ;-)

Paul (A.) said...

Congratulations, Mimi, and blessings on your two congregations!

Ann said...

Prayers for all of you — Montana to Louisiana and vv. - big leap of cultures.

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, Paul (A.) and Ann. Doug is originally from southeast, Texas, so he shouldn't be entirely surprised by the culture or the weather, though both will be a big change from Montana.

it's margaret said...

Well done! I pray for many blessings on your ministry together!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Thanks, margaret. May you and those you serve have a blessed Holy Week.