The Rev. DeWitt Loomis, a retired priest of the Diocese of Virginia, died on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Mr. Loomis was ordained in 1966 and served as rector of Varina, Richmond from 1984 until his retirement in 1995. Mr. Loomis is survived by three children and four grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the chapel at Westminster Canterbury Richmond.
The Rev. James “Jim” T. White, a retired priest of the Diocese of Virginia, died on December 7, 2011. Mr. White was ordained in 1964 and served most of his career as a Chaplain (Major) in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife, Nancy. A burial service was held at Pohick, Lorton.
The Rev. Dr. David T. Anderson has been appointed as priest-in-charge of St. James the Less, Ashland. He began his new ministry on December 12 after serving as vicar at St. Stephen’s, Richmond since 2003.
The Rev. Denise Gray Guinta has resigned her position as rector of Christ Church, Luray as of January 1. She has served as rector there since February 2010.
The Rev. Barbara Marques has been called as interim associate rector at Christ Church, Glen Allen. She previously served as interim vicar at All Souls’, Atlee, in Mechanicsville.
The Rev. Justin McIntosh has been called as rector of Leeds Church, Markham. He previously served as assistant rector of St. Thomas’, McLean. He began his ministry on December 11.
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The Rev. Claudia Merritt will join the staff at St. Paul’s, Richmond on January 3, 2012 as director of Christian Formation.
The Rev. Christian “Chris” Pierce, rector of St. James’, Warrenton since 2007, has resigned his position to become rector of Grace Church, Hinsdale in the Diocese of Chicago. He will begin his new ministry there in January 2012.
The Rev. Amelie Allen Wilmer has been called as vicar of All Souls, Atlee. She will begin her ministry there in early January 2012.
January-March For a list of church events, visit thediocese.net/events
January 2 Diocesan offices closed
January 14 Pre-Council Open Hearings, All Saints’, Richmond
January 16 Diocesan offices closed–Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 26-28 Annual Council, Hyatt Regency, Reston
February 11 Ordination to the Vocational Diaconate, St. Paul’s, Ivy
March 19-23 Bishop Suffragan Walkabouts
March 19-23 Diocesan Young Adult trip to Haiti
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