FAREWELL TO LAURIE RUS as Verger: At its meeting in May, the Vestry accepted with great regret the resignation of Laurie Rus as the parish Verger. The Vestry also passed a resolution of great thanks for the service she has provided for the past sixteen years. The Verger, who lives in the garden apartment of the Rectory, oversees the use of the Church by both parish and neighborhood groups by scheduling all activities and working with the Junior Warden and the Building & Grounds Committee to create meeting places that are both welcoming and secure. The Verger’s ministry is critical in maintaining our programs and ministry to provide hospitality to the Haight Ashbury as a Neighborhood House for many non-profit groups and organizations. We have not yet set a date to thank Laurie for her ministry at All Saints’, but we’ll let you know as soon as we do. (Most likely it will be a reception after the 10 a.m. Mass in late June or early July.) All are welcome to pay tribute to Laurie in thanksgiving for serving the All Saints’ and Haight Ashbury communities for so long!
WELCOME TO BILL VISSCHER as the new Verger: At its May meeting, the Vestry also voted to offer the position of parish Verger to Bill Visscher, our Minister of Music. Bill has accepted the position and will begin serving as Verger at the beginning of July. There is precedent for the Minister of Music also serving as All Saints’ Verger. Laurie Rus’ brother, Charles, served as both Minister of Music and Verger for several years in the early 1990s. Thanks to Laurie and Charles for recommending Bill; thank you Bill for serving All Saints’ and our neighborhood in your new role as Verger.