Alleluia! Thanks be to God!
It is with great joy that the people of St. Lawrence celebrate the installation of our new Rector The Rev. Kristin L. Saylor. Kristin's installation is the culmination of a journey that began two years ago with the retirement of our long time Rector, The Rev. Patti Snickenberger.
In less than ordinary times, St. Lawrence sought a new Rector who:
We are blessed to welcome Kristin, her husband, Kyle Oliver (also an Episcopal priest and proud Midwesterner!), and their one year-old daughter, Fiona. Kyle is finishing a doctoral dissertation in educational media. In Kristin’s not so abundant free time, she is an avid triathlete and looks forward to finding new places to swim, bike and run around Libertyville.
Kristin recently served as the Director of Formation at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, where she focused her energy on social justice, adult faith formation, and innovative liturgical design. Prior to that, she served for three years as Priest Associate at St. Peter’s in Port Chester, New York, a primarily Latinx parish in the suburbs of New York City. She is a graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary.
A Midwesterner by birth and at heart, Kristin grew up in Milwaukee and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After living on both the East and West coasts for the past 12 years, she is thrilled to return to her Midwestern roots and serve the people of St. Lawrence.
Together with our new Rector, the people of St. Lawrence will build on our strengths, face our challenges and reach for new ways of being St. Lawrence, together.
While we offer limited worship opportunities due to Covid-19, we encourage you to go to the website of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. They currently have morning and evening prayer each day, as well as Holy Eucharist on Sunday morning (10:15 am Central Time) available online. Please follow this link: www.cathedral.org/calendar to get the schedule page. Once there just click on the one you want to watch.