The Rev. Lonnie Lacy Announced as St. John’s Next Rector

May 17, 2022 – We are delighted to announce that the Rev. Lonnie Lacy has accepted our call to serve as the twenty-eighth rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church. This marks the end of a nationwide rector search and a year-long process of prayerful discernment. We invite you to watch this video with a special message from Fr. Lonnie, and read the announcement from our senior warden below, which details next steps for our parish. Fr. Lonnie’s first Sunday at St. John’s will be August 7, 2022.

The search for a new Rector is not simply a hiring process, but rather a discernment guided by faith and prayer. Martin Proctor and Laurye Messer, Chair and Vice Chair of the Rector Search Committee, along with a group of diverse parishioners, view this undertaking as a mission of service to St. John’s. They will seek guidance from scripture, prayer, reflection, and they will welcome your input.

Change can bring anxiety, but it can also provide an opportunity for transformative growth. As we face this time of change, let’s be mindful that St. John’s is not alone. God has walked beside our parish through 192 years of faith and we have seen a number of Rectors come and go. What has remained is the abiding presence of a never-changing God who will continue to guide us as we put our trust in him.