St. Mark's, Waupaca calls Hendrix as Rector
The Rev. Julie Hendrix has accepted a call to serve as Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Completing her senior year at Nashotah House, Hendrix is preparing to graduate in May with an expected M.Div. God willing and the people accepting, she will be ordained a priest in July.
Born in Illinois, her family moved to the Diocese of Fond du Lac when she was 8 years old. Hendrix holds a B.A. from Carroll College, Waukesha, a J.D. from Columbia School in Law, Washington D.C. and a post graduate level certification in Education from Reagent University in Virginia. Fluent in Spanish, she was English teacher in Venezuela. Accompanying her husband Steve, a diplomat for the United States State Department, they have lived in many countries around the world. They returned to Wisconsin in 2014.
The people of St. Mark's are looking forward to this next chapter in shared ministry. Following the retirement of previous Rector, Fr. Nigel Bousfield, they began working with Bishop Matt and the Rev. Meredyth Albright, diocesan Transition Ministries Officer, towards calling their next Rector. "During her conversations with your vestry," Senior Warden Pat Pfeiffer shared in a letter to the congregations, "she spoke passionately of her love of church and bringing people together through their connections in the church and in ministry." Julie and Steve have three adult children and one grandson. She begins as Rector on June 1, 2021.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church is a parish church of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac in Waupaca, Wisconsin. First services were held in 1854 by Bishop Jackson Kemper, with a parish organized in 1858. It is a worship community of 110 baptized members with an average Sunday attendance of 54. Located on Main Street just south of Downtown, St. Mark's serves members of its congregation and community through a variety of programs and outreach opportunities.
Vespers in the Garden
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Waupaca, hosts "Vespers in the Garden" on both July 28 and August 25 at 5:00 p.m. Music for both dates is provided by the Matt Buchman Jazz Quartet. The service is held in St. Mark's Garden of Blessings (weather permitting), 413 S Main Street, Waupaca, adjacent to the church building. A potluck follows the service. Lawn chairs are recommended.
Madrigals at St. Mark, Waupaca | December 12
On Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m., St. Mark Episcopal Church, Waupaca welcomes the Waupaca High School’s Madrigal Singers. The talented teens who make up the group have been practicing from before the beginning of the school year. Come. Listen to the lyrical melodies of the Renaissance. There will be an informal meal in the Parish Hall after the performance. Invite friends and neighbors. Open to the public. Freewill offering will be collected.