Letters from the Rector
January 31, 2013: Some Changes Happening at St. Peter's
January 31, 2013
Dear Parish Family,
I want to let you know about some changes happening at St. Peter’s. After Fr. John Wallace’s departure, we re-shaped College Ministry and partnered much more fully with the InterVarsity program at FSU, FAMU and TCC. Local Intervarsity leaders Peter Lebhar and Brian Eltomi have done an excellent job leading college students through a deeper partnership with us, and I could not be more pleased with the way God is using them to shape college students.
There are also changes happening in youth ministry. Over the last four years, Fr. Andrew Rowell has done an incredible job building our Youth Ministry and shaping the lives of our middle and high school students. Now, in preparation for our move to the new building, we are going to use Fr. Andrew’s many gifts in new ways. Beginning in June, Fr. Andrew will become Associate Rector for Evangelism and Discipleship.
As Fr. Andrew transitions out of Youth and Family Ministry, I am very pleased to say that I have hired Matthew Wilkins as our new Director of Youth Ministry. Matt is currently completing his Master of Divinity at Duke Divinity School in May and will move to Tallahassee, with his wife Liz, in early June. Matt is originally from Christ Church, Charlottesville, Virginia and received his undergraduate degree from Radford University. He was deeply involved in Young Life, and served as a youth ministry leader in three different parishes. Matt will come to us in the process for Holy Orders (just like Fr. Andrew did) and my hope is that he will be ordained within a relatively short period and then become Associate Rector for Youth and Families.
Please keep all these exciting changes in your prayers that God would richly bless all that we strive to do in His name.
By God’s Grace,
Eric D. Dudley+
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