I am writing to share with you that, with my blessing, the Rev. Meredith Kadet Sanderson has accepted a new call to ministry as priest-in-charge of St. James’ Episcopal Church in Hyde Park, NY (Diocese of New York). Her last day on the diocesan staff will be October 7, 2022.
Meredith has faithfully served this Diocese since 2015, as Communications Director and, since 2020, as Chief of Staff. I am grateful for her ministry and for the many ways she has helped to strengthen this diocesan community and empower us to proclaim the Good News of Jesus: sharing our stories; organizing evangelism and public witness events like our annual presence at CNY Pride; nurturing and supporting the diocesan staff; preparing parish leaders to offer hybrid worship and digital ministry; and maintaining clear lines of communication in times of transition. It has been a joy to share this journey with Meredith.
It has been my joy, honor, and privilege to minister with you all in this beautiful diocese of Central New York. As I begin a new chapter of ministry, I will carry this diocese in my heart, with deep gratitude for all that God is doing here, and for the ways you have formed me as a priest and leader. Thank you so much for these seven years.
In the weeks ahead, I will be sharing information about a search for the next diocesan Communications Director. In this time of transition, we rejoice and give thanks for all that God has done and will continue to do among us. I ask your continued prayers for the people and leaders of this Diocese, and for Meredith and the people of St. James’ Church. Wherever God’s call may lead us, may we have ears to hear it, and courageous hearts to respond, seeking “a world healed by love.”
Blessings of peace for the journey,
The Rt. Rev. Dr. DeDe Duncan-Probe
Bishop of Central New York