St. Paul's Episcopal Church has recently installed a new priest, the Reverend Bonnie Sarah Spencer. Bonnie and her partner, Catherine Anderson, come to Fort Collins from Somerset, Massachusetts, where Bonnie served as rector at Our Saviour Episcopal Church. “I am a home grown Episcopalian, though,” Bonnie clarifies. She went to college at CU Boulder and was a campus minister there for a number of years. When she discerned a call to the priesthood, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church in Boulder sponsored her for ordination. After seminary at General Theological Seminary in New York, Bonnie returned to Colorado and served as Assistant Rector at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial, Colorado. Both she and Catherine have family in Colorado.
St. Paul's styles itself “an inclusive church welcoming all people.” Bonnie looks forward to a fruitful partnership with this parish to serve the Fort Collins community and the CSU campus. Under Bonnie's leadership St. Paul's will continue to be a safe haven for everyone, no matter where they are in their spiritual journey. “Lovin' the questions,” is the slogan of the campus ministry, and the parish as a whole embraces the notion that the freedom to seek and to inquire is invaluable in leading a life of faith.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
New rector for St. Paul's, Fort Collins, CO
The Coloradoan reports on the new rector at St. Paul's, Fort Collins, CO:
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