From my email inbox the morning: the good news for Church of the Redeemer and good news for the whole church in the call of the fearless, fabulous, faithful Cynthia Black as rector! Mazel tovs for everybody!
Church of the Redeemer Morristown calls new rector
Morristown, NJ – March 9, 2011 – Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) in Morristown has called the Rev. Cynthia Black, D.D. to serve as the sixteenth rector of the parish. The Rev. Black succeeds the Rev. Phillip Dana Wilson who served as the rector from 1987 - 2009. She will assume her role as rector at Redeemer in June 2011.
Church of the Redeemer Morristown is a parish recognized for its strong social justice message and community involvement in Morristown and beyond. Check out our website http://www.redeemermorristown.org and click on the box 'Our New Rector' to describe our search process and the Rev. Cynthia Black.
Since September 2010, the Rev. Lisa Green has served the Church of the Redeemer as interim rector. Green has made encouraging progress in reaching out to Morristown area churches to engage other denominational leaders in dialogue, and some joint collaborative worship ventures, particularly with Bethel A.M.E. Church, Morristown. She will continue as our interim rector through May 2011.
Joanna Dewey, church warden responsible for transitional management, comments: "We have been fortunate to be the beneficiaries of the Rev. Lisa Green's calm presence, loving pastoral care, and leadership initiatives, including her outreach to several local nonprofit agencies and local church leaders. We have been blessed by her as she effectively sets the stage for continued church growth and vision under the future leadership of the Rev. Cynthia Black. This is an exciting time in the history of Church of the Redeemer, and we look forward with anticipation to the months ahead."
For questions, contact
Joanna Dewey, Warden
Church of the Redeemer
36 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960