June 16, 2020
Dear People of Saint Luke’s,
On July 1st, 2018, we had the joy to welcome the Rev. Denise Muller as our Assistant Rector. At the time she was a deacon and was ordained a priest on August 18 by Bishop Kirk.
Denise had a two-year contract ending on June 30. During her tenure among us, Denise shared her gifts for ministry. I’m grateful for the work she did especially with Young Adults, Latinos Ministry, and Adult Christian Formation.
Unfortunately due to St. Luke’s financial position we are not in a position to continue having an Assistant Rector. We have been in a deficit budget situation for the last three years and this cannot continue indefinitely.
So I made the difficult decision to not renew or prolong her contract.
Now it is time to say farewell.
Denise will celebrate and preach for the last time among us on June, 28. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to gather together to thank her. The service will be available on our YouTube Channel.
You can send cards and messages to the Office, and we will give them to Denise during her last Eucharist service with us.
St Luke’s Episcopal Church
2000 Shepherds Lane
Prescott AZ 86301