St. John's Episcopal Church, Wisconsin Rapids is pleased to announce the availability of the Mary Elizabeth Kellogg Memorial Scholarship Fund to students from St. John's and the Diocese of Fond du Lac. Scholarship awards are up to $1,500 to students who meet the eligibility requirements and selection criteria. The applicant must be a member of an Episcopal Church and accepted or awaiting acceptance for full-time enrollment at an accredited college, university, or technical college.
An informational sheet is available here. The 2022-2023 scholarship application period begins on December 15 and ends January 26 , 2023. Application is made through an online application process.
Mary Elizabeth Kellogg was the daughter of James and Jessica Kellogg, members of St. John's. She died at the age of 12 of bulbar polio, and was the first polio death of 1955 for Wood County. In her memory, Mary's parents established this memorial scholarship as well as the Butterfly Garden at the Wisconsin Rapids Zoo.
St. John's is excited to make this opportunity available to Episcopal students in trying to fulfill the intentions of the donor to support the education of the members of St. John's and the Diocese of Fond du Lac.
The Rev. David Klutterman will serve as Priest-in-Charge of St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Wisconsin Rapids of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Episcopal Church in northeast Wisconsin. The responsibilities of the position are similar to that of a Rector.
The appointment was made by the Rt. Rev. Matthew A. Gunter, Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac and affirmed by the Vestry. The position is on a part-time basis. Fr. David retired from active service in February 2018. He previously served St. John the Baptist, Wausau, St. James, Mosinee, St. James, Manitowoc, St. Matthias, Minocqua and St. Mary of the Snows, Eagle River. Fr. David's first Sunday with St. John's will be January 6, 2019.
St. John the Evangelist is had its start in the 1870s when the present Wisconsin Rapids area was settled. The congregation moved from mission to parish status in 1941. It is a worshiping community of about 50 people. It has a tradition of supporting community outreach including the Neighborhood Table, a feeding program, and Personal Essentials Pantry. Learn more about this congregation stjohnschurchwr.org.
St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Wisconsin Rapids, has released the profile in the search for for its next Rector. The profile is available at diofdl.org/wisconsinrapidssearch where it may be downloaded as a PDF or read directly on the page. Additional information about Wisconsin Rapids is also available.