Welcome Rev. William Steven White July 2

The Wardens, Vestries and congregations of Emmanuel, St. Andrew’s and St. Matthew’s Episcopal Churches are excited and happy to announce: The Rev. William Steven White has accepted a call to serve God as Rector, with our three churches in Chenango County. We are eager to welcome Fr. Steve into our communities and share this news with New Berlin, Norwich, and South New Berlin residents. Please offer Fr. Steve a warm welcome when you see him. He will be living at the St. Andrew Rectory, 40 South Main St., New Berlin, NY and serving our three churches.

Fr. Steve previously served as Priest in Charge at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, in Kingsport, TN, from March 2015 till June this year. Before that he served as Curate at St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville, TN, from June 2013- March 2015.

Fr. White’s formal training started at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, received 1985. Then he attended The University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN; Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance, received 1988. And then he went to The University of the South, School of Theology, Sewanee, TN; Master of Divinity 2013. In his own words, Fr. Steve says this: ”Born and bred Southerner, raised in Chattanooga. Lived a couple of years, though, in Michigan, working for Dow Chemical. I love gardening and canning, along with raising bees (they do most of the hard work). When I’m not working in the yard, I love traveling by taking the back roads and just heading in a general direction and stopping at local attractions (best stop so far is “The Elvis is Alive Museum”). I am a non-gourmet cook and make good Southern food. I am a book hound, especially regarding Ancient Roman and Medieval English history. I prefer jazz and folk but nothing too earnest. I also love to can veggies, etc. Need to find out how to garden up north. I have no clue what growing seasons are like. Never, in a million years, did I ever think I’d be living in New York. But that’s how God rolls.”

The Rev. Steve White will lead his first service for us at a joint (all three congregations) service at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, New Berlin, NY on July 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM. All are welcome, and there will be refreshments at a reception after the service.


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