New Rector April 23rd
New Rector April 23rd
MIDLAND, TX — April 2, 2018— Saint Nicholas’ Episcopal Church has named the Rev. Nancy A. Springer as their new Rector. Springer will begin serving the church on April 23, 2018.
Following the retirement of previous Rector, the Rev. David Huxley in July 2017, a search committee was formed and tasked with finding a new Rector.
“The search committee was unanimous in our enthusiastic decision to recommend to the Vestry of Saint Nicholas’ the Rev. Nancy Springer,” said Joan Whitt, search committee chair person. “We believe she is a good fit for our parish and will bring many gifts, energy and abilities to further our discernment to follow God’s plan.”
“St. Nicholas Episcopal Church is blessed to have Mtr. Nancy Springer accept our call as our new Rector,” said Sr. Warden of Saint Nicholas’ Joe Cobb. “We have been looking for someone to lead our church family, and it is clear that Mtr. Springer is the right person at the right time.”
Springer previously served as Associate Rector of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Harlingen, Texas. Before that she served as both Assistant and Associate Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in McAllen, Texas. Springer earned a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master of Divinity from Wycliffe College in Toronto, Ontario. She was ordained to both The Sacred Order of Deacons and The Sacred Order of Priests in the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas.
“I look forward to joining St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church as their Rector,” said the Rev. Nancy A. Springer. “Together with the good people of St. Nicholas we will continue to seek God’s path and plan for us as the Episcopal Branch of the Jesus Movement sharing His love with the world. My husband, Jim Chase, and I are also looking forward to our move back to a community of family and friends in the Midland Odessa area. All are welcome at St. Nicholas to worship, fellowship and serve others in Jesus’ name with us.”
The “Celebration of a New Ministry,” a welcoming worship service, will be held at a later date at St. Nicholas’ Episcopal Church.