After a lengthy search and much discernment, St. Timothy’s has called The Rev. Camie Dewey to be our new Assistant Rector of Mission and Formation. We are very excited to share this news and to welcome her into our church family! She just finished her Masters of Divinity degree at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, TX in May 2019. She was ordained to the priesthood in Denver, CO on June 22. She then started at St. Timothy’s on July 1.
Here’s a little background on The Rev. Camie Marie Dewey:
One of the things seminarians do when they begin looking for their first call is to complete the extensive Ministry Portfolio for the national Episcopal Diocese. The Rev. Camie answered all of these questions eloquently. This was one of the questions and her response: How do you practice incorporating others in ministry?
“Empowering lay involvement is something I am passionate about, and I currently have a mentor who does this very well. I believe that it is the laity who do the most and best work in stewarding the church and in taking her into the world. The parish where I serve as Seminarian Intern has a three-level service model: serving the parish, serving the community, serving the world. Service of the parish makes it possible for the parish to serve the community. Once those community ministries are realized, reach can be extended into the world. Stewardship and care for the parish itself is highly emphasized and many members find themselves serving in a variety of ways: on the vestry, as Eucharistic visitors, lay readers, ushers, on altar guild, and in children’s ministries. I have been very lucky to have been part of some of these trainings and to see how much energy there is for the work. It is my hope that as a parish priest, I will be able to generate the same energy and excitement by effectively articulating the importance of the work and the joy to be found therein.”
Let us all thank God for allowing us to find and hire Camie Dewey as our new Associate Rector!