January 15, 2019
Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,
As he completes a decade of service on the Bishop’s Staff as Canon for Christian Formation, our colleague, the Rev. Vincent Black, will be transitioning from part-time to full-time parochial ministry at the Church of the Ascension in Lakewood. To that end, he will shift his focus fully to the parish sometime this summer. Of course, Vincent will continue to participate in diocesan and church-wide youth and young adult ministries and events, as part of his leadership as a priest and a Christian. The growth of both the parish and his vocation to parochial ministry, however, warrant this shift of his time and attention.
Beginning next month, Anna Sutterisch, currently a third-year seminarian in our “local cohort” M.Div. program, will start working with Vincent as a Diocesan Staff intern, while she completes her theological degree and her preparation for ordination. Her focus will include exploring congregational resources for Christian Formation and planning the summer programming for young people at our new camp facility. It is my expectation that Anna will continue in this capacity after the conclusion of her seminary studies and, as Vincent did before her, find it a fruitful context for post-ordination formation.
The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr.
Bishop of Ohio