Transition Update: Vestry Meets with Bishop Rodman

Dear Friends,

The vestry met with Bishop Sam Rodman and Catherine Massey, Canon for Transition, this past Monday, June 4, to learn what our options are upon Father Ollie’s announcement that he has accepted a call to Grace-St. Luke’s, Memphis. During that three-hour meeting, we received a great deal of information about all of the options available to us as we go forward through this transition.

Bishop Rodman and Canon Massey stated several times that St. Peter’s is a strong parish. This point was also stressed by vestry members, and we will do our best to continue the work, growth, and movement of St. Peter’s as a beacon of hope in Center City Charlotte.

The vestry will meet again next week. We will continue to update the parish as we move through this process of growth.

For the next three weeks, however, the most important thing our parish can do is to honor and cherish Father Ollie and Ellie as we say goodbye. Stay tuned for ways in which we will recognize and honor his ministry here at St. Peter’s.

Please make every effort to join us on Sunday, June 24 for Father Ollie’s last service and plan to attend the joyful reception to celebrate his years at St. Peter’s after the 10:45 a.m. service.


Bert Miano, Senior Warden

Maria Long, Junior Warden