From Rector Mike Kinman:
This morning, I announced that the Rev. Dr. Sally Howard will be our new Senior
Associate for Pastoral Care Healing and Health at All Saints Church. Sally has been
serving in that role in an interim capacity since July 1 and has been our pastoral
associate since June, 2013.
Sally was my first and only choice for this position and was unanimously and enthusiastically
recommended by our clergy search committee. At a time of great transition for our
congregation, Sally brings not only incredible pastoral skill and clinical expertise
but also knowledge of the All Saints community and her systems and people. Our pastoral
care, healing and health ministries are in phenomenal hands with Sally’s leadership
as she is already continuing the growth of these ministries we have seen over the
past decade and more.
During my time here, I have come to rely on Sally’s counsel and am excited that
she will be moving not only into full-time ministry at All Saints Church but also
into a greater leadership role in our community and on our staff.
Sally comes to this position with extensive knowledge and experience in healing relationships between both individuals and groups of people. As a psychotherapist, she has built a diverse practice across age, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and class. She has particular expertise in contemporary human development across the life span, recovery from trauma, and systems theory — including family systems and non-linear systems theory. With 30 years experience as an instructor, supervisor, and writer Sally has the gifts to equip us as individuals and as a congregation to live healthier lives, to practice rest and to live deeply connected to each other. Having been blessed with Jewish, Muslim and Christian spiritual directors, she is committed to continuing her growth towards multicultural competence.
As Senior Associate for PCHH, Sally looks forward to utilizing her expertise in emotional and spiritual human development and to applying those skills to equip, encourage, and train ministers of healing to be agents of hope and transformation.
The “interim” tag will be removed from Sally’s title immediately, however she will remain at ¾ time through October before moving to full-time on November 1.
I know you will join me in welcoming Sally into this new role in our life together
and will offer her all the help and encouragement you have shown me as she adjusts
to her new role.
Our search for the additional clergy position with primary responsibility for Congregational
Development is continuing. My hope is to have an update or perhaps an announcement
by the beginning of November.
Con el amor de Cristo,