When Accompaniment Becomes a Calling
It is exciting and bittersweet to share the news that The Rev. Sharon Kelly has accepted a call to serve as an Interim Redevelopment Pastor at All Saints Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland, her birthplace. All Saints Lutheran in the Northwood neighborhood within the northeastern section recently experienced a fire in their sanctuary and the sudden death of their pastor. Sharon's pastoral wisdom, strong preaching, and love for people will be great assets in that setting.
Since beginning her work in May as the Advisor to the Bishop for the Well Being of Children and Youth, Sharon has set the tone for our public witness and made good connections with school and community leaders. She will be missed. Sharon's last day with the synod will be Friday, August 28th. We wish her Godspeed in this new venture.