May 17, 2022
I am writing to share the news that our time with the Rev. Anna Broadbent, Associate for Outreach Ministries will be drawing to a close at the end of this program year. Anna will be relocating to Washington D.C. with her husband the Rev. Shawn Evelyn, Interim Associate for Youth Ministries, and their daughter Yara. Shawn has accepted a call to serve as Assistant Rector at St. John’s, Lafayette Square, Washington D.C. Anna will pursue other opportunities to continue to exercise her considerable gifts for ministry in a new context.
I am delighted to share that Anna and Shawn have negotiated their transition timing so as to be able to remain with us at St. James until we have completed this year’s Summer in the City camp. Their final Sunday with us will be Sunday, August 28 and will coincide with the return of our Dean from his sabbatical. With Dominic present, we will be able at that time to express our well wishes for them both, and our deep gratitude for Anna’s time and leadership among us over these past four years.
We will have plenty of time over the coming months to express our gratitude, and plan for a proper celebration to send them on their way. In the meantime, I am certain that one of the greatest gifts that we can give to Anna is the assurance that the outreach ministries that she has worked tirelessly to build, will continue in strength, empowered by God’s Spirit and willing hands and hearts of the faithful in our community.
The Rev. Canon Lisa Hackney-James