It is with regret that the Bishop has received the resignation of Robert Lewis as Lay Incumbent of St Mark’s, Garson, effective 15th January 2012. A loyal servant of the people and a tireless advocate for the gospel of Jesus Christ, Robert is stepping down from his pastoral work for reasons of health.
Robert has been active in parish leadership in the diocese since 1992 when he began a summer ministry at St Thomas’, French River, a community he has ministered to ever since. He was a member of the Evangelism Network, a Pastoral Worker in Massey, Sagamok and Webbwood, and, since 2008, Lay Incumbent at St Mark’s. He is a Diocesan Lay Reader and holds Thorneloe University’s ATh and BTh degrees.
‘We shall miss Robert’s passionate devotion to Christian discipleship and his steady faith,’ said Bishop Andrews, ‘I wish him and Dorothy a happy and well-deserved retirement. At the same time, I am grateful to The Rev’d Rhonda Hirst for agreeing to extend her time at St Mark’s.’ Rhonda has been helping out at St Mark's during Robert's convalescence.