St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Suamico will host the Celebration of New Ministry with its new Vicar, the Rev. Bobbi Kraft at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019. All are welcome and invited to attend. The service marks the transition of ministry for the congregation and the priest as they live into a new relationship in serving the Gospel.
St. Paul's has served the Suamico area for over 135 years from its beginnings when a group of English immigrant ladies met for prayer services. It is a worshiping community of about 50 people. Located in one of the faster growing areas of Wisconsin, the call of Kraft as Vicar is as a priest developer, missionary and evangelist. As was noted in the search profile, It is our hope that this person will equip and partner with us to engage in God’s work in our neighborhood. A three funding commitment has been made to the position from an outside grant and a grant from the diocesan Green Bay Area Ministry Fund.
“St. Paul's is in the center of a ripe opportunity for development. With the guidance of Mthr. Bobbi, the commitment of the laity of the church, and the financial support provided through the diocese, it is our hope and prayer that in three years there is a congregation vital and strong enough to consider moving from mission to parish status" Bishop Matthew Gunter shared. "This is part of what I spoke about in a Pastoral Address when I said we, the church, need to be on offense rather than playing defense."
It is hoped that Mthr. Bobbi's first Sunday will be June 23rd. Learn more about St. Paul's , Suamico at stpaulsuamicowi.com.
St. Paul Episcopal Church, Suamico, has released the profile in the search for for its next Vicar. The profile is available at diofdl.org/suamicosearch where it may be downloaded as a PDF or read directly on the page. Additional information about Suamico is also available.