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We are thrilled to announce an exciting, new collaboration in the Diocese of Ohio. St. Andrew’s and All Saints (both in Toledo) are partnering together in a shared curacy for the Rev. Megan Allen. As curate, Megan will assist in serving as pastor, priest, and teacher to the communities of both parishes. This position is supported by contributions to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal from people around the diocese. Your generosity helped make this possible.
This is a beautiful representation of how we can work together to be innovative in building community and increasing vitality in our congregations while laying a foundation for new clergy here in Ohio. Megan is looking forward to living into her call to the priesthood: teaching, preaching, planning and celebrating liturgies, and loving and serving the people in these communities. Her passion for spiritual formation and development will be a particular gift to all.
“We are excited to welcome Megan and look forward to this experience. This gives us an opportunity to create continuity within our parish and to share ideas and conversation with St. Andrew’s. While we are looking forward to creating stability at All Saints, the greatest joy is being a part of the journey for Megan as she grows in this role and the work she has been called to do,” said Chuck Roberts, Senior Warden at All Saints, Toledo.
“The curacy is something we can do to support Megan and be part of what the Diocese [of Ohio] is doing to raise up clergy for the whole church. This collaboration between the diocese and these two parishes will allow her to connect us to the community in ways we haven’t imagined before,” said the Rev. Bridget Coffey, rector at St. Andrew’s, Toledo.
We hope you share the joy of this good news and celebrate where the Spirit is leading us as we continue to dream, hope, and envision the future of our diocese together.
The Rt. Rev. Anne B Jolly
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio
God willing and the people of God consenting
The Right Reverend Anne B. Jolly
Bishop of Ohio
to the Sacred Order of Priests
in Christ's One Holy Catholic
and Apostolic Church
On Saturday, the ninth day of December,
Two thousand and twenty-three
at one o'clock in the afternoon
St. Andrew's Church
2770 West Central Avenue
A light reception will follow
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