Our Rector is Retiring!

Posted by: on Nov 8, 2016 | No Comments

Over the years St. Andrew’s and St. John’s have become fraternal twins in the best of Episcopal traditions:  love, friendship, and welcoming warmth engendered by two thriving congregations nurtured by one rector. As the current rector retires, the doors are open to applicants excited by the opportunities of serving two program-centered churches, one in Livingston, Montana, and the other in Emigrant a few miles to the south.

While the parishioners are of widely varied backgrounds and ages, they are committed to living and hearing the message of Christ. Our two parishes have grown spiritually. We value a rector who:

  • confidently expresses the teaching of Jesus for our time while being adept at framing them in the cultural and historical implications of Jesus’ times
  • understands and expresses the values of Progressive Christianity and the writings of theologians such as Marcus Borg, and is familiar with and respectful of Anglican roots in the Celtic traditions.
  • preaches and teaches across the generations, and
  • is a compassionate pastor.

We continue to have roots in the local ranching traditions, but we also have strong ties to the area’s flourishing community of artists, writers, musician, and actors. We are known as well for our outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, and skiing in the beautiful Paradise Valley.

The profiles of each church provide detailed information on the congregations and they can be found on our respective websites.