Pouring water into a common bowl to symbolize our yearning for unity, the Rev. Eleanor Ellsworth, ecumenical and interreligious officer of the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, and her counterpart in the Roman Catholic Diocese, Msgr. Dennis Mikulanis, vicar, conducted the annual service this year at the Roman Catholic Diocesan Pastoral Center.
On alternating years, the continuing conversation between the dioceses is held at St. Paul’s Cathedral. This year’s half-day seminar asked the question, should differences in moral theology divide our churches?
Feeling trapped is scary. As the Psalmist’s words remind us, however, God comes to those who are stuck. This was the case in the Old Testament with exiled Israel—caught in a geopolitical and geographical conundrum, with its oppressors on one side and the daunting Red Sea on the other. Nowhere to go but “up,” so […]
Brian Petersen grew up in San Diego County and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod. He served in the Marine Corps and later became involved in youth ministry and music ministry while attending Azusa Pacific University. After graduating from APU, Brian moved to the Pacific Northwest and attended seminary at Golden […]
Peter arrived from the Diocese of Iowa after retiring in January 2016. Following graduation from Nashotah House seminary in 1984, he served parishes in Davenport, Trinity Cathedral; Durant, Iowa; and Clinton, Iowa as well as ELCA Lutheran congregations in Princeton Iowa, and several interim settings in the “Quad-Cities” Iowa/Illinois region with the ELCA. Having been […]