The Rev. Dcn. Patrick Rudolph will retire from active ordained ministry September 12, 2022, which is the 26th anniversary of his ordination to the diaconate. He was ordained by Bishop Russell Jacobus in 1996 and assigned to serve at St. Paul's, Marinette where he had been a member.
A recipient of the Bishop's Cross in 1996, Dcn. Pat served as a member of the diocesan Finance Committee, Trustee, Executive Council, and Investment Committee. He had been treasurer at St. Paul's for 14 years and received the parish's Order of St. Paul in 2000. In addition to serving in a diaconal role at the altar of St. Paul's, Dcn. Pat was involved in a variety of community activities and boards. He was chaplain at local hospitals and in Florida as well serving in civic roles such as the Police and Fire Commission in Marinette.
"I am blessed in so many ways," Rudolph shared in a letter to Bishop Gunter, "and I know God will bless my retirement." While not actively serving as a deacon, he will continue to attend St. Paul's and serve as a hospital chaplain on a limited basis.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 917 Church Street, Marinette, will hold and Evensong for the Ascension on Sunday, June 2nd. All are welcome to attend. A reception with tea (iced and hot) and refreshments will begin at 4:00 p,m. The Rev. Glenn Kanestrom, Rector of St. Paul's, will give a brief presentation on the history of Evening Prayer and Evensong, and the musical pieces of the Office. Evensong will begin at 5:00 p.m.
The Rev. Glenn Kanestrom has accepted a call to serve as Rector of St. Paul, Marinette. The call was made by the Vestry and affirmed by the Rt. Rev. Matthew A. Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac. Fr. Glenn was ordained a priest in 1992 and has served congregations in New York, Connecticut, Indiana and most recently California. He is married to Jane and they have two children. He begins his duties in mid-June.