Sunday, June 12
All Saints Church announced today that the Reverend Mike Kinman will be the Tenth Rector of the 133-year-old Pasadena congregation. The official announcement was made at a special Forum on Sunday, June 12, following a unanimous vote by the Vestry on Tuesday, June 7, to confirm Kinman’s nomination by the Rector Search Committee.
“The Rector Search Committee boldly engaged in an exhaustive eighteen-month, nationwide search for the priest who could best serve as the next Rector of our congregation,” said Search Committee co-chair Bob Long in the standing room only Forum. “We sought someone who will claim our rich history of embodying the inclusive love of God in Christ through social justice leadership, spirituality and community, and then build on that history. Through discernment and the work of the Spirit, we have unanimously concluded that the Rev. Mike Kinman is that priest. Mike has a marvelous gift for inspiring preaching, a spiritual depth, a compassion for all of the vital ministries of All Saints Church, authenticity and other strong leadership, intellectual and spiritual gifts that will enable him to lead us in being a bright beacon of God’s inclusive love to the world.”
Currently serving as the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in St. Louis, Kinman will assume his duties as Rector of All Saints Church on November 1, 2016. In his video greeting to the parish, the Rector-elect said “I am thrilled that we will have the chance together to figure out – as John Lewis says – what good trouble and what holy mischief God is calling us into in the years ahead.”
Watch Mike’s video greeting here
Visit the All Saints website “Rector-elect” page for more information, including links to past sermons, online writings and biographical info
Rejoice with us as we celebrate the beginning of this new chapter in the adventure that is All Saints Church!