"I'm what the world considers to be a phenomenally successful man. And I've failed much more than I've succeeded. And each time I fail, I get my people together, and I say, "Where are we going?" And it starts to get better." - Calvin Trager
Saturday, ECM alum Amber Stancliffe Evans was ordained a priest at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Emily Mellott and I were there to present her on behalf of the Diocese of Missouri and it was just an amazing event ... as was the next morning when Amber celebrated her first Eucharist at Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos, where she is the Associate for Youth and Children's Ministry.
Another highlight was getting to see another ECM'er, Christine Stanley, who is in medical school at University of San Francisco and is doing a surgery rotation in Fresno. Also got to spend the night with another ECM'er, Michelle Davis Shaw, and her husband, Adam (see wedding pictures below), who had to put up with a very tired me after a wonderful but exhausting ordination and after-party. For all my photos from the ordination and Sunday morning, go to my Flickr page. These are to get you started. More later when Amber's parishioner Millie (shown above getting a blessing from the new priest) sends me hers. The second picture is Amber with some of her "senior seekers" high school group -- part of a truly amazing ministry God is working through her at Epiphany.
| Mike at 12/04/2006 10:59:00 AM
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