New Director of Children's & Family Ministry

Dear Friends,

I am delighted to share that St. George's has called a new Director of Children's and Family Ministry. Mrs. Cate Jones has accepted my call to join our staff in 2020 and will be shepherding the implementation of new children's curricula as well as a more robust program of family ministry for St. George's.

Among the interesting chapters in Cate's background, she is a graduate of The American Intercontinental University, London, oversaw children's ministries at St. Andrew's Church in Oxford, UK, and then worked in youth and children's ministries at Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, with our very own Margery Kennelly. Indeed, I am extremely grateful for Margery in recommending Cate to our parish in this search process.

Cate currently lives in Pembroke Pines, Florida, outside of Miami where her husband, the Rev. Dr. Chris Jones, teaches theology on the faculty at Barry University. Cate and Chris have three adorable small children and plan to move to Nashville in May of this coming year. In the meantime, Cate will make consultation visits this winter to St. George's to assist with planning for the 2020/21 program year and getting to know staff, volunteer leaders, and parents.

Once again, God is pouring out blessings on us in the call of new senior level staff members. I wish to thank Paige Menge for her leadership of a vestry-authorized Children's Christian Formation Committee that has paved the way for exciting new changes attractive to someone of Cate's caliber and exciting for the future of children's and family ministry at St. George's.

- Leigh +