Time of Transition

It is with both sadness and joy that we say goodbye to our beloved Vicar of the Church of the Common Ground, Rev Monica Mainwaring, who has accepted a call to become Rector of St Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Brookhaven. Her last day with the Church of the Common Ground was at a joyous worship service on August 4 at Woodruff Park when she bade us farewell with a beautiful call to share our love. We send her out to her new position with much love, support and well wishes.

During the transition, the Bishop has appointed Bruce Gunter, a lay communicant at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, to be the Interim Director until such time as a new Vicar is called. Bruce brings a long business background and years of work in affordable housing to the post. Seeing his job as “preparing the way” for a new vicar, he will focus on the administrative and stewardship aspects of managing CCG and coordinating a planning process designed to provide strategic direction to CCG and to attract a stellar candidate to the position. He can be reached at vicar@churchofthecommonground.org.

While we await our new priest, please know that the work of the Church of the Common Ground will continue on as before, with all our weekly services unchanged. Rev Kenyon Thompson and Ministry Coordinator and seminarian Jakevia Brown will provide spiritual leadership as they have been doing for the past year, with occasional help from our Deacon, Rev Devadas Lynton.