The All Saints’ Episcopal Church Vestry, through Bishop Rob Hirschfeld, has issued a Call to the Reverend Jamie L. Hamilton to be their next rector, and the Rev. Hamilton has accepted the Call. She was presented to the congregation by Senior Warden Pam Everson, who said, “Those among us who have seen Jamie in her longtime role as celebrant at Dublin’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church and elsewhere, are well aware that she is a uniquely gifted and dynamic preacher, with a fine mind and a caring heart.”
Everson added, “We perceive her to be, in keeping with the traditions established by her beloved predecessors, a priest who will challenge our thinking with a far reaching and enlightened understanding of the scriptures, will move our hearts to greater compassion empowered by grace and will bring us into a communion with a presence beyond human understanding, wherein we may come to love one another and truly be at peace.”
The Rev. Hamilton is leaving Phillips Exeter Academy where she has worked since 1995, serving as Instructor of Religion and Philosophy, Chair of the Religion Department, Acting School Minister and Associate Dean of Students, in charge of student welfare. She is the former Priest-in-Charge at Emmanuel Church, Dublin, NH and before that, Associate Priest at the Church of the Heavenly Rest, New York City. She has two daughters, Cahaley age 25 and Lizzy age 21, and will be living in the All Saints’ Church Rectory.
The Rev. Hamilton will celebrate services at All Saints’ on Sunday, October 19.
For more information on All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Peterborough, NH, visit http://www.allsaints-nh.org, or call 603/924-3202. For more information on the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, visit www.nhepiscopal.org