On January 6, the Feast of Epiphany, the vestry of St. Luke's announced that the Rev. Brit Bjurstrom Frazier, M.Div., will become rector at St. Luke’s in April.
Mother Brit is currently associate rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, where in addition to preaching and celebrating the Eucharist she has built up children’s and youth ministries, established a summer camp, and provided pastoral care for parishioners and families. Before her call to St. Mark’s, she was associate rector for liturgy and formation at All Saints’, Chevy Chase, Maryland, where in addition to liturgical responsibilities she led adult education, including multiple courses, lecture series, book clubs, scripture studies and a Spiritual Classics Reading Group.
Mother Brit is a graduate of Wellesley College and Virginia Theological Seminary. She has a deep interest in foreign languages, speaks French and Spanish and can read and write in Latin and classical Greek.
While she has lived her adult life on the west and east coasts, Brit has deep Wisconsin and Sister Bay roots. She was born in Milwaukee, raised in Cedarburg, and spent summers in Sister Bay, where her parents have a summer home.
Mother Brit is married to Mark Frazier, an actor and professional carpenter. In her spare time she enjoys camping, reading history, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, cycling, fitness, Star Trek, and making rosaries.
Though she officially begins at St. Luke’s April 1, her first Sunday with the parish will be April 16. Watch for opportunities to get to know her over tea and elsewhere and be sure to give her and Mark a warm St. Luke’s welcome! Bp. Matt Gunter will preside at her formal institution on a date to be announced.
Search Committee is formed under the oversight of the vestry.
Search Committee retreat and on-board meeting
Begin the process of self-study: gather and analyze data on membership, worship, stewardship, finances, parish ministries, and community demographics
Parish-wide Discernment Workshops
Office of Transitional Ministry questionnaire is completed
Parish Profile first draft is completed for review and comments by the vestry.
Completed Parish Profile is approved by the vestry and the bishop and published on our website
Formal posting of a Position Profile/Search Request is made with the Church Deployment Office after vestry approval
Search Committee works at formulating interview questions and conducts a mock interview in preparation to meet with candidates
Office of Transitional Ministry and the bishop pass along qualified, pre-screened candidates for our review
Zoom interviews and references checked.
In-person interviews of final candidates
Vestry calls a new rector, terms of call are agreed upon & public announcement made
We have a new rector!
Celebration of New Ministry
https://pbswisconsin.org/video-stub-wisconsin-hometown-stories- door-county (56-minute video) https://doorcounty.net (Welcome to Door County) https://doorcountypulse.net (weekly newspaper)
https://doorcounty.com (Destination Door County)
https://livedoorcounty.org (Door County Economic Development Corp.)
www.co.door.wi.gov (Our County Services Resources)
https://wiferry.com (Washington Island ferry schedule)
www.packers.com (football - Green Bay)