New Rector Announcement

New Rector Announcement

by St. Michael's, Carmichael

The Vestry has made a call to the Rev. Mary L. Hudak to serve as Rector of St. Michael's Church and she has accepted their call. The Rev. Mary is currently serving as the Associate Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Orinda, California. The Vestry agreed to her request to begin her ministry at St. Michael's on August 1st to allow her time to disengage from her current responsibilities and fulfill some personal and professional obligations.We are planning to have the Rev. Mary and her husband Jim visit St. Michael's one Sunday in the near future to introduce them to our congregation.

The Rev. Mary has been serving at St. Stephen's since her ordination to the priesthood in the summer of 2008. Her primary responsibilities have been in outreach, education, pastoral care, liturgical leadership, youth and member development. Before her tenure at St. Stephen's, she served as a deacon for Church of the Advent of Christ the King in San Francisco, California. She was ordained to the Transitional Deaconate in July of 2007. The Rev. Mary graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in Psychology in 2004. That September, she began her Masters of Divinity at Church Divinity School of the Pacific and graduated in 2008. In January of 2010, she began her Doctorate of Ministry at Virginia Theological Seminary and continues her work.

The Rev. Mary is married to Jim and together they have six children. Jim, Bill, Jacqueline, Casey, Savannah, and Madeline. They have two daughters-in-law, Heather and Jessica, one grandchild, Josie and another on the way. Family is very important to both the Rev. Mary and Jim.

The Rev. Mary's interests outside the church include hiking, reading, cooking, traveling, Pilates and movies.
The Rev. Michael Kerrick will continue as Interim Rector at St. Michael's until the Rev. Mary arrives on August 1st. We thank the Search Committee and Vestry for their excellent work in selecting the Rev. Hudak as St. Michael's next Rector.

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