Introducing St. John’s Ninth Rector!

We have our new Rector!

I am delighted to announce that the Reverend Lisa P. Mason has accepted the call of the Vestry of St. John’s Church to be our new Rector. We will welcome Reverend Mason as Rector on September 15th, when she will celebrate at both the 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM Services. We feel very blessed to have Lisa join us.

Reverend Mason was ordained to the priesthood in 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and a Masters of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. Prior to her ordination she had a career as a licensed realtor. Since ordination she has served as Assistant, Interim and Rector at St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in San Antonio, Texas. St. David’s is in the Diocese of West Texas. She has served in numerous leadership positions in the Diocese, Province VII and at General Convention. She is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees at TMI Episcopal. She has also worked on several capital campaigns, served as spiritual director for numerous retreats, and has been a Godly Play trainer. Lisa has been active in local community organizations as well.

Lisa is married to her husband Kirk, who works for the Church Pension Fund based in New York City. They have two grown children, Rand, 32, and John, 28. Lisa enjoys running, gardening, hiking, and sailing and was very excited by the outdoor opportunities in the greater Larchmont community.

After the Vestry made the decision to call Reverend Mason, we chatted about the many qualities that made her a good match for St. John’s. We cited her personal energy, educational experiences, love of music, depth of her spirituality, stewardship practices and beliefs, commitment to outreach, business background, incorporation of lay people into ministry and growth mindset for her parish, use of technology and social media and her enthusiasm and warmth. She places a priority on building relationships within the parish. We also think you will enjoy watching her 90 Second Sermons which are posted online.

The Vestry is very grateful for the work of the Search Committee and its chairs Nancy Pierson and Diane Goodman who selected Reverend Mason as one of the finalists. And I am grateful for the further work of the Vestry in choosing Lisa as the right person to lead our parish now and for many years to come!

I hope you will join me in keeping Lisa and Kirk in your prayers as they make the move to Larchmont. And we all look forward to offering Lisa a warm welcome on September 15th.

Yours in Christ,
Robin Ingram, Senior Warden
July 31, 2019

Click here to view a short video message from Rev. Lisa Mason.