This weekend, on April 3rd, The Rev. Dr. John Stonesifer begins his first Sunday in leading our Congregation at Christ Episcopal Church. Be certain to join us in enthusiastically greeting our new rector at either service, held at 8:00am and 10:30am. We will also be hosting a potluck breakfast from from 9:00am to 10:15am in the lower level of New Brick, so please take this opportunity to meet, share breakfast, and warmly welcome both Father John and his wife, Susan, to Christ Church and our Christ Church family. (Wearing your name tag for the next few Sunday’s would probably be a great gift!)
The Rev. Dr. John Dewitt Stonesifer is a life-long Episcopalian and has been ordained for 31 years. Born and raised in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, he received his undergraduate from Clemson University in 1980 and then returned to Virginia to attend Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, receiving his M.Div. degree in 1984 and a D.Min in May, 2015 in Transformational Leadership, Louisville Seminary. After serving in varied priestly capacities in several Episcopal churches and other institutions, he has focused on interim ministry for close to the last 20 years. His time with us at Christ Church is his fourteenth appointment as an Interim Rector.
John loves music. He and Susan have been married since his graduation from VTS in 1984 and have a daughter who is married and lives in Maryland and a son who attends Marshall University.