I retired as Dean in 2004 and have continued to assist my bishop in interim ministry and for the past 8 years as part time vicar of St. David’s Church in West Seneca, a first ring suburb of Buffalo. When I retired as dean I also began a law practice in immigration law, mostly representing persons in immigration court facing deportation. But over the years, Florida kept calling me back. Our younger son, John, came to the University of South Florida for college and stayed. He married a beautiful young woman from Land o Lakes and they now live in Wesley Chapel with our two wonderful grandchildren, Clair and Liam. My wife Galen and I bought a winter home in Wesley Chapel in 2015 and when we searched for a church in which to worship our search led us to you! You welcomed us warmly and we felt at home, complete with grits at breakfast! We will be in Wesley Chapel from December to May and I look forward to getting to know you, preach and celebrate for you, visit some of you in the hospital and enjoy your company in Christ. Thank you so much for your welcome.
Rachel Rubottom began as the part time Director of Christian Formation in mid September 2016. She oversees the Christian Formation classes and events for children and youth, including Nursery, Children’s chapel, Sunday School, and The Journey to Adulthood Program.
Brenda schedules the facility use calendars, takes care of all parish records, and prepares the weekly worship bulletin, the monthly Wheel, and all other printed materials for St. Catherine’s. She also handles the parish financial records, and is working to update the church’s communication processes.