I am delighted to share with you the happy news that I have called the Rev. Marc Vance of Columbus, Indiana to serve as Associate Rector at St. Andrew’s. A native Kentuckian, Marc was ordained in 1998 and has served parishes in Missouri, Florida, and Indiana. As you will discover, Marc is warm-hearted and personable, with a deep love for Jesus. He comes with a breadth and depth of experience, wisdom, and pastoral skills, including work with youth. He is excited about our Outreach Facility and has been focused for years on trying to help his church adapt to the new, post-Christendom situation in which we find ourselves. In other words, he is singing our tune.
Marc’s ministry at St. Andrew’s will include oversight of Christian Formation for all ages and oversight of our Community Outreach Facility. He will also share with me in pastoral care and liturgical leadership. His intended start date is March 1 (depending on moving dates and other logistics).
I am grateful to our interview team of Dawn Edquist, Roman Klinger, David Lilley, Lindsey Nicolai, Chris Robinson, and Susan Sale, whose good questions and wise insights helped to solidify my own sense of Marc’s call to be among us; and to the vestry for their faithful leadership in making the call possible. Above all, I am thankful to God for bringing Marc to us.
Marc is married to Leticia, who is a Doctor of Nursing Practice. They have three young adult children: Shelby, Elizabeth, and Rebecca. Elizabeth will be moving to Newport News with Marc and Leticia. The whole family loves Disney and visits annually. Marc, who recently earned a black belt in taekwondo, loves nature, reading, and music. I am so looking forward to having all of you meet Marc!
Please join me in holding Marc and Leticia and their family in prayer as they prepare to join us in March.
Pictured L to R: Shelby, Elizabeth, Leticia (behind Elizabeth), Marc, and Rebecca