Dear Saints of Emmanuel Church,
For personal and family reasons, I regret to inform you that I have come to the difficult decision to resign as your rector. My final day with you will be Sunday June 17, 2018. The Vestry has graciously accepted my resignation with regret, and they and I are working together to effect an orderly transition.
the Right Rev. Eugene Sutton and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland staff will partner with the Vestry in shedding light on the path ahead while guiding you with grace through this transition.
My friends, you are truly made in God’s likeness and image, and you are good! With God in your midst, anything and everything that is creative, just and loving is possible.
May your glorious music, your inquisitive minds, and your thirst for justice and reconciliation not only comfort you in your daily lives but also serve as a beacon of God’s transforming love in Baltimore.
Thank you for sharing ministry with me! As I return to live full-time with my wife Sara in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I wish you all the health, peace, and love so abundantly available in God.
Praying for You Always,
The Rev. Hentzi Elek
Rector, Emmanuel Episcopal Church