Dear Members of Christ Church,
It is with great pleasure and happiness that on February 7, 2021 as Chair of the Search Committee I announced the next Rector of Christ Church Manlius at our Annual Meeting. The Rev. Timothy R. Hannon was issued a ‘call’ by the Vestry of Christ Church in January 2021 and accepted that call with great gladness!
Fr. Tim holds a M.Div from the School of Theology (Sewanee, TN) and a MA in English Literature from University of Oregon. Fr. Tim has served as the Vicar of St. James Episcopal Church, Coquille, Oregon since 2018 and prior to this parish, served in a team of priests ministering to five yoked rural churches in south-central Tennessee. Fr. Tim is married to Helene Hanon and they share 2 daughters, ages 5 and 2.
The Search Committee and Vestry in our meetings and conversations found him to be vibrant and energetic with gifts for preaching, relationship building, pastoral care and youth ministry investment along with the desire to build community engagement in creative and experiential ways.
Fr. Tim describes his liturgical style and practice in this way, “My role as priest here is to nurture the work of the Spirit in enlivening the people, to listen to the contemporary needs of the praying community and to teach the wisdom of the traditions of the Church”. He was the principal leader in “Jesus Pizza” a high school ecumenical Bible club in Coquille, Or. Fr Tim also served as Dean of their convocation (our deanery) and is working with another priest there to gather all the poets of the diocese with a goal to publish a book of poetry, with all proceeds being donated to a charity for young artists.
Fr. Tim will officially take over as Priest on Tuesday March, 16, 2021. He will celebrate his first service with us on Sunday March 21, 2021. Please also look for future dates and opportunities to meet and greet our new Priest after his arrival and in a safe manner. We have much work to continue and be inspired to create in our community and Fr. Timothy Hannon is excited and anxious to engage with all of us as we continue to build on the ministries and discern the future work of Christ Church in Manlius and the greater community/world.
Candy Willhite – Chair Search Committee, Warden 2021
Dwayne Wisbey- Warden (retired) Search Committee member
Catherine Weems-Montes- Warden
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