The Rev E. Angela Emerson

The Rev E. Angela Emerson

 

The Sabbatical Leadership Team is excited to introduce the Rev. Angela Emerson, a priest in the Diocese of Vermont, who will serve as our Sabbatical Shepherd. Angie Emerson has a long history of assisting congregations and their clergy investigate parish organizational systems, financial pledge patterns, and mission engagement inside and outside the walls of the church. Angie will walk with us as we explore God’s call for us as disciples of Christ in Stowe, Lamoille County, Vermont and beyond. Hear Angie’s words below as she describes her passion for mission and ministry:

 

“For over thirty years, I have served the Episcopal Church as a lay and ordained leader in churches large and small; sung High Solemn Mass and led quiet and contemplative/noisy and fun filled children’s services; served in desert heat and snowy mountains. The breadth of my experiences allows me to walk with a congregation as it adapts to rapidly changing conditions in the culture.

I love to travel! My carbon footprint is pretty small until I have to consider air miles! I love serving the Church but also love the freedom to go and meet people in strange and exotic places. I am an avid hiker and bicyclist. For the past several years I have done 1 Century ride annually. That is a lot of hours on a bicycle going up and over mountains!”

Angie’s resume highlights her gifts for ministry in congregational development:

 

Leadership Development: Vast experience in teaching the theology and practice of stewardship of all that we have and all that we are, at all times and in all places; Well trained and experienced in utilizing conflict to deepen understanding of issues and enrich relationships; passionate about helping vestries re-think organizational and missional priorities as the church adjusts to part-time clergy leadership.

 

Vision And Mission: Strong orientation towards faith communities living as environmentally conscious stewards of buildings and grounds; Long history of leadership in community-based ministries; Experienced in utilizing asset mapping and community-based asset development approach to helping congregations expand ministries as they learn to use their buildings and grounds as tools for ministry.

Welcome, Angie!

Fr. Rick, Deacon Zarina, Deb Clark and Bill Robinson