The Vestry is very happy to announce that we are calling the Reverend Ann McLemore to be our interim rector. She is coming to us from St. James Church in Jackson Mississippi, where she was an assisting priest. She will serve as Rector as St. John's until we call a permanent Rector.
It is truly amazing, and shows how God looks out for us, that a priest so in tune with our needs and desires is available for this position. Ann is a very experienced priest, and has served at and led a number of churches in many capacities over the years. She is bi-lingual in English and Spanish and has experience leading multi-cultural churches. She established and led Spanish- and English-speaking services and ministries at St. Giles Church in Pinellas Park, Florida. She also lived a number of years in Quintana Roo, Mexico and traveled extensively in Latin America.
Ann will start in April and will celebrate mass the first Sunday in April. Please welcome her, and offer her your prayers, your support, and your friendship.