I am pleased to announce the news that The Rev. Spencer Hatcher will become our new priest-in-charge effective Thursday, November 16, 2017. Rev. Hatcher will be conducting her first Sunday service with us on November 19th.
Spencer+ is currently serving as Associate Rector and Director of Formation at Epiphany Episcopal Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She was ordained in the Diocese of Maryland in May 2016 following graduation from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California. While in the Diocese of California, she served her Diaconate ministry at St. Stevens in Orinda, and before that, as Interim Youth and Family Minister at Trinity Episcopal in Menlo Park. Spencer+ currently also serves as the Camp Director for the Diocese of Maryland at Claggett Center.
Spencer+ is a graduate of High Point University in North Carolina. She worked as a special education teacher before moving to California and entering seminary in 2013. She grew up in Washington County, Maryland and considers Hagerstown to be her home town. She came of age and was confirmed in the historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church-Lappans in Boonsboro.
We will be in transition from mid-October to the beginning of Advent at Grace. Here are some calendar details during our transition:
- October 15th, The Rev. Anjel Scarborough's last Sunday at Grace
- October 22nd, The Rev. Canon Stuart Wright will be our celebrant & preacher
- October 29th, Morning Prayer and Communion from Reserved Sacrament
- November 5th, All Saints Sunday, Mass led by supply priest
- November 12th, Mass led by supply priest
- November 19th, Mass and Welcome of The Rev. Spencer Hatcher
- November 26th, Mass led by supply priest
Please continue to pray for Rev. Scarborough, Rev. Hatcher, and your vestry during our time of transition.
May God's peace be with you.