We have a new rector! It is official now! On Palm Sunday we will welcome Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oldstone-Moore and her husband, Chris to St. Andrew’s and Greencastle.
Rev. Jen has been a professor at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio for over 20 years. She most recently chaired the Department of Religion; was the Director of the East Asian Study Program; and was the Program Director for the year-long First Year Seminar for all first year students. She is fluent in, and can conduct services, in English, French and Mandarin. She did her undergraduate studies at Swarthmore College and has her Ph.D from the University of Chicago.
Like many Episcopal priests, Rev. Jen accepted the call to the priesthood later in life. She was ordained a priest in 2016 in Cincinnati. She has served rural, urban and suburban congregations. As she told our search committee, “One of my passions is interfaith understanding and outreach so that we can live the gospel rule of loving our neighbor as ourself within the parish and within the community.”
We owe many thanks to Brooke Cox, Chair of our Search Committee, and all who served with her: Joanne Haymaker, Terry Noble, Kate Berry, Cathryn Ensley, Thom Morris, Dennis Knuth and Dave Murray. When they started this journey no one thought their tenure would be so long. Thank you and WELCOME REV. JEN.
Sending this with great joy,