LAS VEGAS (AP) — The brand new head of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada mentioned Friday that though the coronavirus pandemic has remoted individuals, she desires to deliver individuals collectively.
The Rev. Elizabeth Bonforte Gardner will likely be consecrated Saturday because the chief of the Las Vegas-based diocese. She met with reporters together with the Most Rev. Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church.
Curry, who delivered the sermon on the British royal wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in England in Might 2018, will officiate at Gardner’s set up ceremony.
“We might not actually agree with each other on all the pieces, however the vital factor is that we’re working collectively on the desk,” Gardner mentioned in feedback reported by the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal. “And in order that’s one of many issues I would wish to deliver to Nevada, is this concept that at the same time as people, we’re a part of one thing a lot greater.”
Gardner most lately served as Rector of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Alexandria, Virginia. She co-founded Potomac Episcopal, a collaboration of 4 church buildings that banded collectively in the course of the pandemic to develop pastoral work in Washington, DC