From Senior Warden Jason Lyon
It is with joy and sadness in equal measure that I write to let you know that Jon Dephouse has accepted a call to be the Lead Minister at Thad’s Church in Santa Monica.
Thad’s is an alternative Episcopal community and Jon is a wonderful fit for their ministry. From Jon’s letter to the Wardens:
“While my time here at All Saints for three years is relatively short, what an absolutely incredible stretch of road to be part of this community. As I gave out communion last week, knowing this was coming, I couldn’t hold back my emotion as I looked into the eyes of so many people with whom I’ve formed such deep connections. I am so profoundly grateful for the All Saints Community, and will join the All Saints Diaspora as an enthusiastic supporter in the years to come. While I am very excited about this new opportunity the Holy Spirit has laid before me, I’m also saddened by the ministry and relationships that will be left behind. From my heart, thank you to all of your embrace of me and the rich ministry that we’ve shared together for these years.”
We wish Jon every blessing in this new chapter of his ministry. In the days and weeks ahead the wardens, vestry and staff will be working together to assure that our program and pastoral needs continue to be met.
Jon’s last Sunday will be July 24. He will be in the pulpit and we will celebrate him with cake on the lawn. Join us as we thank him for his ministry and send him off in style!