Please extend a very warm All Saints' welcome to our new Associate Rector, the Rev. Joseph Cundiff! Fr. Joseph was ordained to the priesthood in September 2021 and comes to us from St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton, where he served most recently as Interim Rector. Fr. Joseph is active in Asiamerica ministries, helping build and strengthen communities for Asian/Pacific Americans with the Diocese of Long Island and The Episcopal Church. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Alabama and his MDiv at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. Prior to seminary, Fr. Joseph taught English in Korea and worked as a paralegal in New York City. According to Fr. Joseph, in his free time, you can find him in the stands or in a local pub watching a soccer or rugby match.
I am so excited for you to meet Fr. Joseph and for us all to benefit from his ministry among us. In addition to his unique experiences inside and outside the church, he brings a passion for ministry and a love of diverse communities like ours. On a personal note, I've known Fr. Joseph for over six years, so I've gotten to know the depth of his character first-hand. As Associate Rector, he will be responsible for children, youth, and family ministries and will coordinate our Racial Justice Initiative and our refugee resettlement ministry in addition to joining me in liturgical and pastoral leadership. Please plan to welcome Fr. Joseph in person for his first Sunday with us on July 9!
We give thanks to God for sending us a faithful pastor and priest. Please join with me in praying for Fr. Joseph as he prepares to serve God among us.
The Rev. Steven D. Paulikas