It is my great pleasure to announce that Fr. Spencer Cantrell will begin full-time ministry as Curate at All Saints' beginning July 1. Fr. Spencer will develop multiple program areas, including children, youth, and families and newcomer ministry, with the goal of building member capacity in our parish. Fr. Spencer joined All Saints' as a non-stipendiary priest associate in February 2019 and began his part-time ministry in September of the same year. During his tenure so far, he has provided sabbatical cover, offered pastoral care, and greatly enhanced our online content alongside his liturgical and other duties. I can say that his ministry has been indispensable during lockdown as we negotiated entirely new ways of being a parish, and I personally look forward to him being among us on a full-time basis. Fr. Spencer's expanded ministry is made possible by a grant from the Diocese of Long Island.
It has been generations since All Saints' had the benefit of the ministry of two full-time priests. Please join me in giving thanks for this new blessing and congratulating Fr. Spencer!
The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas