... "God willed" and "the people consented" and I was ordained a "presbyter in the Church of God" at St. John's on Adams here in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles by then Bishop Fred Borsch.
There are a boatload of pictures somewhere but this is the one I could find this morning ... with my son Brian, mom and brother Bill. (son Jamie was taking the picture.)
Fifteen years seems like a lifetime ago and yesterday -- and I continue to be overwhelmed at the privilege of being called into this work of priesthood and for the amazing colleagues and context in which I get to minister.
Fifteen years. Wow!