Transitioning to a new Rector
- January 6, 2019
Welcome The Reverend Allen Ranson Waller
It is with great honor that the Vestry of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church Raleigh, North Carolina, announces the calling of the Revered Allen Ranson Waller to be our next Rector. After nine months of prayerful work by the Search Committee, his name was put forth and the Vestry concurred with the work of the Search Committee. God’s will has been done, and we are so pleased to welcome the third Rector of St. Timothy’s Church.
Father Allen comes to us from St. Saviour’s Parish in Oxton, United Kingdom, where he has served as the Curate since July 2016. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Birkenhead, the archdeaconry of Chester, and the Diocese of Chester. Father Allen is originally from North Carolina and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy/Religious Studies at James Madison University in Virginia. He completed his Bachelor of Theology/Theology for Ordination at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. St. Saviour’s also provides religious instruction and support for four schools under the Church of England. Father Allen and his wife, Angelica, have one daughter, Arielle.
Both the Search Committee and the Vestry enjoyed their time with the Waller family. We are most eager to share more about Fr. Allen’s gifts with the parish. He is bright, engaging, loving, energetic, caring, faithful, and a very skilled, dynamic preacher. He will undoubtedly continue our Anglican traditions at St. Timothy’s. The word coined by the Search Committee during their first interview with him was simply, “wow. I have shared my thoughts with both the Search Committee and Vestry as I deeply believe God’s will was done in the calling of our next shepherd to guide and nurture us in Christ’s love.
Having had the pleasure of spending time with Fr. Allen and Angelica, I can tell you I feel a sense of thankfulness, excitement, and hope for the future of St. Timothy’s Church and School.
Fr. Allen, Angelica, and Arielle will be joining us officially on March 1, but we may meet them earlier, as Fr. Doug will be transitioning with Fr. Allen during the month of February. A huge expression of gratitude to Fr. Doug for agreeing to stay with us as our Interim Rector through February, until Fr. Allen’s work begins in March.
May God continue to bless St. Timothy’s Church and School.
- December 20, 2018
Dear Parishioners of St. Timothy’s,
It is with much joy and thankfulness that I write to tell you that a call has been extended and accepted by a priest to serve as our next Rector. The Vestry is unified and thrilled in this selection. What has been a very prayer-filled process as we sought our next Rector has resulted in our call of a person who we believe will continue to guide and nurture us in God’s love.
We hope to share more details about the name, qualities, and start date early in the new year. God has continued to bless St. Timothy’s.
Christmas blessings to all!
- October 14, 2018
Greetings to all. On Monday, October 1, your Search Committee met with Canon Massey from the Office of Transitional Ministry to provide us with an update and next steps. Therefore, we want to update you as well. We have received a good number of applicants for the rector position, and will continue receiving names through October 7. We will be reviewing applicants for the two weeks after and will be meeting again in mid-October to discuss and decide whom to interview. The first round will be remote video interviews followed by face-to-face interviews in late October and early November. We hope to call a new rector early in January. As you may imagine, this will be an extremely important and busy time for the members of the committee. We request your prayers for the Holy Spirit to guide us in discerning God’s will. And, we ask you to remember the words of Julian of Norwich, “…all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.” Blessings to all from your search committee: Carol Rippetoe, Sandy Wheat, Ed Watson, Ann Jones, Scott Houghton, Jackie Okoth, Edwin Thompson, George Bang, Dee Stewart, and Mike Bailey.
- August 2018
- June 24th, 2018
Saint Timothy’s Church Search Committee Collect:
O Holy Spirit, Lord, and Giver of Life, who hast planted and sustained St. Timothy’s Church and School in thy virtues of faith, hope, and love; grant us thy grace to discern the Father’s will in peace and trust, that we may call a new shepherd to guide us into our future as faithful witnesses and servants of our Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Father Almighty, one God, world without end. Amen.
- June 15, 2018
The Diocese Welcomes the Rev. Dr. Vincent J. Kopp as Assistant to the Rector at
St. Timothy’s, Raleigh.
The Rev. Dr. Vincent J. Kopp, transitional deacon, has been called to be the assistant to the rector of St. Timothy’s Church and chaplain to St. Timothy’s School, Raleigh.
Kopp was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on June 9, 2018. He recently completed the non-degree Theological Studies program from Sewanee School of Theology at the University of the South. A Raleigh native, Kopp received his undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina and his M.D. from University of NC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He was a practicing pediatric anesthesiologist as well as a Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at University of North Carolina and UNC School of Medicine. Kopp and his wife, Katherine, have three grown daughters and a number of grandchildren.
Everliving God, strengthen and sustain Vincent, that with patience and understanding he may love and care for your people; and grant that together they may follow Jesus Christ, offering to you their gifts and talents; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
– Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, http://www.episdionc.org/dfc/newsdetail_2/3192755
- February 13th, 2018:
We welcomed Fr. Remer to St. Timothy’s Church at our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 13th. His first day of services was Ash Wednesday when he celebrated 4 services for both our parish family and the St. Timothy’s School Middle School classes. Sunday, February 18th we celebrated his first set of Sunday services with us.
Please join us as Fr. Remer leads Stations of The Cross every Wednesday evening in Lent at 6:00 pm then stay for dinner and discussion at our annual Lenten Soup Suppers beginning at 6:30 pm.
- January 25th, 2018: