We give thanks to The Rev. Phillip Haug, upon his completion of interim ministry at St. John’s, Versailles. Phillip has ably served as the interim there since November 2015, and with his completion of this time in ministry, he and his wife, Anna, will now be preparing to move to be closer to family in Virginia. He served for a number of years as the Vicar of the Church of Our Saviour, Madison County, and as the Interim Rector at a number of parishes in the Diocese. In addition, he chaired the diocesan Communications Commission, and when the Diocesan Convention honored him for that work a few years ago, we, as a diocese, continued to receive his wisdom and leadership through his good and faithful work as a gifted interim priest. Phillip and Anna, you will be missed, and you go into this next phase of your life with our prayers and gratitude!
…And Saying Welcome!
It is with great excitement that St. John’s, Versailles welcomes The Rev. Dana Lockhart! He has served as the Lutheran-Episcopal Campus Minister at the University of Kentucky for the last two years and he will begin this new journey in ministry with St. John’s mid-March. While we will be sad to have him move on from ministry at UK (see this article), we are heartened that he will continue in ministry here in the Diocese of Lexington. He is a rostered pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, with whom The Episcopal Church is in full communion. Dana is married to Rebecca and they have a daughter, Beatrice. Many blessings to The Rev. Dana Lockhart and St. John’s Versailles, as they begin this new time in ministry together!
A New Partnership
The Rev. Sandy Stone, the Rector of St. Martha’s, Lexington, has additionally begun serving as the Interim Pastor for Word of Hope Lutheran Church (ELCA). Word of Hope worships at 9:30 a.m. and St. Martha’s worships at 11 a.m. on Sundays. St. Martha’s began worshipping at Word of Hope in Summer 2016, and she started the combined role of Rector of St. Martha’s and Interim Pastor of Word of Hope in January 2017. We have been blessed for over the last 17 years to have the full communion agreement with the ELCA and continue to partner with our ELCA brothers and sisters here at St. Martha’s and Word of Hope as well as in other ways.