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About Us: We Welcome Our New Rector

October 9, 2020

Welcome our Rector-Elect
The Reverend Nicholas A. Myers

The Vestry of the Parish of the Epiphany is delighted to announce that The Reverend Nicholas A. Myers (Nick) has been called as our eleventh rector.

Nick describes his ministry as “loving, creative, and invitational in the way of Jesus”. He strives to “create a church that exists for the life of the world through meaningful preaching, community partnerships, transformational worship, and working for justice”. He includes compassion, creativity, and relationship as core values. 

Nick and his family will join us in Winchester in January 2021, and his first Sunday with us will be January 17.

Ordained in 2009, Nick is currently the Rector at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Littleton, Colorado. Prior to St. Timothy's, Nick served in parishes, both large and small, in Colorado, Indiana, and Virginia. He has a Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Development from McCormick Theological Seminary, and a Master of Divinity from Yale.

Nick is married to Bethany Myers, an ordained Deacon and licensed social worker, currently working in the ICU of a Denver trauma center. They have two lively young boys, Bennett, age six, and Lennox, age four. Before attending Yale Divinity School, Nick spent formative years as a missionary in Central America. Nick has a strong sense of family, recognizes the importance of children and youth in the church, and sees young people's formation as a central priority.

Nick has recorded the following video greeting

Nick is drawn to Epiphany's commitment to serving in the world, how we value our tradition while also having a desire for newness. He saw in our Parish Profile energy and clarity about what motivates us. Nick sees us as a healthy congregation ready to embrace what is next. He is excited about joining us in these possibilities, and believes clergy and laity share mutual responsibility for creating effective change.

Nick is drawn to Epiphany's commitment to serving in the world, how we value our tradition while also having a desire for newness. He saw in our Parish Profile energy and clarity about what motivates us. Nick sees us as a healthy congregation ready to embrace what is next. He is excited about joining us in these possibilities, and believes clergy and laity share mutual responsibility for creating effective change.

Nick has extensive experience in strategic visioning, conflict resolution, and community engagement. He views the church of the future as one that engages our neighbors, listens, takes risks, and learns. He is interested in how our faith traditions can be made relevant and life-changing in today's world. With a strong emphasis on relationships, both in pastoral care and in outreach, Nick is interested in helping us share our stories. Caring for others and encouraging us to care for each other is foundational to Nick.

Through worship, Nick wants to meet people where they are. In his preaching, he strives to "engage the full reality of the world" and feels worship is not about him or us, but about God. Nick places a high value on preaching; often preaching from the floor, he is not afraid to mix spontaneity into the traditional worship structures.

Nick views all of life as formational, striving to incorporate others - both within and beyond our current church - in ministry to each other. He encourages us to recognize that "we need one another". One of Nick's questions to us during his visit here was, "What is it about the world and your community that keeps you up at night - and what can the church do to help?" What we see in Nick is a leader with a deep well of spirituality, energy, and compassion for the world, who can help bring us ever closer to God, and the love and life of Jesus.

Together, let us extend our gratitude to the entire search committee: to co-chairs Liz Kinchen and Michael Schrader, and to Jim Bracciale, Susan Becker, Priscilla Burns, Alex Cumming, Thom Fries, Kim Hardy Erskine, Laurie Minniti, Jake Montwieler, Charlene Sanna, and Ed Wickramasinghe. Their tireless dedication, prayerfulness, and commitment to our parish, coupled with their witness to the work of the Holy Spirit, has brought Nick and Epiphany together.

With rejoicing and gladness!
Suzanne Owayda and Dave McSweeney
Wardens

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.
Hallelujah!
(Psalm 150.6)





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