It brings me great joy to announce that we have hired Rev. Beth Tipps of Nashville, TN as an associate rector at Restoration. Beth is a newly ordained Anglican Priest in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others, which is under the leadership of Bishop Todd Hunter. She received her ordination in September 2017.
For the past 13 years Beth has worked in various political offices both on Capitol Hill and most recently in the governor’s office in Nashville. Currently she serves in a volunteer capacity at St. Mary of Bethany Anglican Parish, preaching and celebrating at services.
As an ordained Anglican priest, former DC resident, former volunteer and seminarian at The Falls Church Anglican, practiced small group leader, and life-long follower of Jesus, Beth will bring the set of skills, experiences, and spiritual gifts for which we have been searching.
She will start in October and will be with us at our fall retreat. Thanks be to God!
I also want to take a moment to thank Kat Downs and Becky Mohr who directed the 5 month process that lead to the hiring of Beth. They created and managed an excellent search, they formed a team that gave dozens of hours to interview, review, and write feedback. They have been tireless, cheerful, and hopeful throughout. Thank you. It was an honor to work alongside them in this project.
Thanks be to God for His gracious provision of Rev. Beth Tipps! We look forward to getting to know her and working alongside her in the vision to see broken people restored by grace and finding their place in God’s story.