For over two decades, the Rev. Canon Bill Johnston and Mrs. Bev Johnston served as Chaplains to the Retired Clergy of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. Their service included staying in contact with retirees, which was performed through personal contact and cards, to serving as advocates when needed. They have "retired" from this service to retirees as of the end of 2017.
In March 2018, the RECAST group (Retired Episcopal Clergy at St. Thomas) honored them for their service. They were presented with a card and tickets to an Attic Theatre Production and the Attic Cabaret in August. Below is the the text that accompanied the card.
Dear Fr. Bill and Bev,
Thank you so much for your dedicated service to
the Retired Clergy of the Diocese of Fond du Lac
for the past MANY years.
We appreciated your dedication, your time
and the love you shared with so many.
We are grateful for the assistance and counsel
you provided in stressful times.
And thanks for the lovely get-togethers
you hosted—always the
“Host and Hostess with the mostest!”
Enjoy these tickets to Attic Theater
“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” on June 7th
and tickets to the Attic Cabaret
“Falling in Love with Rodgers and Hart.”
Let us know the date you would like to attend and
we will get the tickets. (August 1st through 4th).
Enjoy this time—another retirement of sorts?
“We really don’t think so.”
With love and gratitude,
The Provincial Leadership Conference presents Preparing for General Convention: A webinar series. These are all free and people need to preregister.
Evangelism, April 12, 6:30 pm CT. Register: http://tiny.cc/plc-evangelism
We will explore resolutions on Evangelism, Leadership Formation in Small Churches, Church Planting
Featuring: Colin & Laurel Mathewson, St. Luke’s, North Park
Amiee Altizer, Flourish Baker and Unshackled
Tom O’Brien, Task Force, Leadership Formation in Small Churches
Susan Snook, Canon for Church Growth & Development
Structure, May 10, 6:30 pm CT. Register: http://tiny.cc/plc-structure
We will explore resolutions on Structure, Provinces, Title IV, and Churchwide Leadership
Featuring: Mariann Budde, Task Force on Provinces
Thom Peters, Task Force on Provinces
Polly Getz, chair, SC Structure, Governance, Consitution & Canons
Molly James, SC Structure, Governance, Consitution & Canons
Scott Haight, Task Foce on Church Leadership & Compensation
Creation, June 14, 6:30 pm CT. Register: http://tiny.cc/plc-creation
We will explore resolutions on Stewardship of Creation
Featuring: Marc Andrus, co-chair, Advisory Council, Stewardship of Creation
Stephanie Johnson, co-chair, Advisory Council, Stewardship of Creation
Tom Bruttell, Church Building Fund
Bernadette Demientieff, Gwich’in Steering Committee, Alaska
The Companion Diocese Committee of the Diocese of Fond du Lac is pleased to announce plans for a visit from our brothers and sisters in Christ from our Companion Diocese of Masvingo. God willing and government agencies consenting, four members of that diocese will visit northeast Wisconsin around the time of our Diocesan Convention, October 20. Initial plans include visiting around the diocese, giving everyone a chance to meet with them. Details and plans will be share when they are finalized. Learn more about the relationship at diofdl.org/masvingo.