Rev. Rachel will be on study leave July 8 to August 4. During this time, she will be (mostly) away from normal duties to focus on research, learning, and planning for the upcoming program year. Her projects include planning the children’s worship circles that will launch in the fall; setting the schedule for service leaders and selecting topics for the services in The Commons; researching how other churches manage their administrative functions; reading theology, poetry, and other inspiring things; planning some upcoming adult religious education offerings; and reading through and understanding the documents of the Foundation for Excellence, on whose board she now serves.
During her study leave, Rev. Rachel will be less available for meetings and checking email less frequently in order to have sustained attention for the projects listed above. If you experience a pastoral emergency and need to reach her, please do not hesitate to call her on her cell phone.