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May 29, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Crises expose divisions. This has never been clearer than in the current moment: the pandemic has disproportionately affected people of color and people living in poverty. “Essential” workers are seen as expendable, receiving low pay and risky working conditions, while they work to ensure that others can live. Our country is mired in disagreements of […]

May 23, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

“Jesus said: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself. (Luke 10:27)”   From the beginning of the pandemic, our Episcopal congregations and our respective dioceses have been strengthened by prayer, study, […]

March 27, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

[Feast of the Annunciation 3.25.2020] This is the Annunciation Icon at Episcopal Church of the Nativity, Scottsdale. The iconographer is Laura Fisher Smith, and as the vicar of Nativity, I worked with her to commission this remarkable icon. I hoped for a depiction of Mary that would show her not as the Queen of Heaven, […]

March 20, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

  My friends in the Diocese of San Diego, These are frightening times. The State of California is now under a mandatory stay-at-home order from the governor. With the exception of going out for necessities – groceries, banks, health care, gas stations, laundromat – everyone is ordered to stay at home to prevent the spread […]

March 13, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

My Friends in the Diocese of San Diego, As you know, we are facing an unprecedented health crisis in our world because of the new coronavirus. In Italy and other countries, the health care system is overwhelmed and people are dying from lack of available resources. Sadly, the virus is here in the United States […]

March 5, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

The Rev. Richard Hogue Jr. Holy Cross in Carlsbad We are happy to announce that Holy Cross, Carlsbad has called the Rev. Richard Hogue Jr. to be their next vicar. He will begin his new ministry on April 5, Palm Sunday.   The Reverend Richard Hogue Jr. grew up in Northern Wisconsin, where he was […]

March 5, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

Dear Friends, As reports of coronavirus increase in the United States and elsewhere, we in the Diocese of San Diego should consider how our faith communities should respond. It is difficult to say now whether the new virus will have a significant impact here. However, it is certainly a good time for us to review […]

January 22, 2020 | by Susan Brown Snook

I am pleased to announce that following a nationwide search, I have called Christian Gillette as our new Canon for Evangelism and Discipleship. In this role, Christian will oversee our ministries of evangelism, church growth, church planting, discipleship, and Christian formation. He will serve as a member of our diocesan executive staff team, and will supervise some of our staff in the evangelism and […]

January 15, 2020 | by admin_user

I am very glad to welcome the Rev. Pam Rieger to our diocesan staff. She serves as archdeacon, coordinating the ministries of our community of deacons, as well as rector and chaplain of our School for Ministry and coordinator of our lay licensing programs. In addition to her work at St. Dunstan’s, San Diego, Deacon Pam coordinates the […]

December 1, 2019 | by Susan Brown Snook

I am delighted to announce the call of our canon to the ordinary. She is the Rev. Gwynn Lynch, and she has served in our diocese as a priest for many years, currently serving as priest-in-charge of Grace, San Marcos where her last Sunday will be January 5. Gwynn’s experience as a priest and lay […]

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