Interim Rector Called

The Wardens and Vestry of St. Stephen’s Parish are happy to announce the appointment of an Interim Rector.

The Rt. Rev. John Tarrant, Bishop of South Dakota, will be retiring from his position in July and will be joining St. Stephen’s as the Interim Rector effective September 1, 2019.

Bishop Tarrant will serve at both the Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM services the last two weekends in August.

Born and raised in the midwest, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. John has served congregations in western Massachusetts, Connecticut, and South Dakota. He was consecrated Bishop of South Dakota in 2009 and retiree from that position on July 1, 2019.

Read the announcement from Bishop Douglas Fisher, Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, here.