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Rectors Emeriti and Priest Associates Named



photo of new rectors emeriti
(left to right: Paul Faeth, Rector Emerita The Rev. Dr. Sam Faeth, The Rev. Randy Alexander, The Rev. David Crosby, Shirley Dols, Rector Emeritus The Rev. Dr. Bill Dols)


Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill has named two Rectors Emeriti and eight Priest Associates.

Rector J. Randolph Alexander, Jr. announced the action of Immanuel’s vestry on Sunday, November 16, 2014, at a joyous worship service during which Immanuel’s former Rector The Rev. Dr. Margaret A. (Sam) Faeth baptized her grandson Fisher Eugene Gray.

Dr. Faeth was named Rector Emerita, and former Rector The Rev. Dr. William L. Dols was named Rector Emeritus.

The newly-announced Rectors Emeriti were greeted with a standing ovation by the congregation.

The vestry also acknowledged the blessing of distinguished resident clergy within the Immanuel parish, by approving the designation “Priest Associate” for the following, upon their agreeing:
The Rev. Patricia Phaneuf Alexander
The Rev. Dr. William L. Dols
The Rev. Dr. J. Barney Hawkins, IV
The Rev. Dr. Robert Heaney
The Rev. Jan Maas
The Rev. Gideon L.K. Pollach
The Rev. John Smucker
The Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade

The purpose of this designation is to allow as many expressions of the ministry of each as they feel prepared to offer, with the recognition that some are retired, and some serve in other institutions. 

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