St. luke's rector Search - GOOD NEWS!
Brothers and Sisters,
The Vestry is delighted to announce that the
Reverend Dr. Benjamin A. Shambaugh, who currently serves as Dean of the
Cathedral Church of St. Luke in Portland, Maine, has accepted our call to serve
as the 8th rector of St. Luke’s.
Rev. Dr. Shambaugh, will begin his ministry at St.
Luke’s on May 1st, 2023. He and his wife Shari are very excited to
soon call the rectory on James Lane, East Hampton their home with St. Luke’s.
Today we celebrate
the end of a nine-month search process, staying “grounded in God” that involved
much prayer and discernment. The Vestry
agreed unanimously to call the Reverend Dr. Benjamin A. Shambaugh. Our
parish prayer in the time of transition, which you prayed, we prayed, and the
Vestry prayed countless times has spiritually touched us all. We are indeed
blessed that God has brought Father Shambaugh to us.
The Vestry would like to thank the
congregation for all your words of encouragement and prayers. We profoundly
appreciate your patience and good will.
give a special blessing to Father Joseph as he continues to teach, preach and
pastor this congregation during this transition.
Tina M. Giles Charles
For more about Rev. Dr, Shambaugh, CLICK HERE