The Rev. Canon Jane Gerdsen, Canon for Ministry Development, has been called as the rector of St. Barnabas, Montgomery. She has served on diocesan staff since 2011, first as Missioner for Fresh Expressions and most recently as Canon for Ministry Development overseeing the residency program, mission development and a variety of different programs in the diocese.
“It has been an incredible honor to serve this diocese that helped form me in ministry,” said Gerdsen. “So many people and different congregations in the Diocese of Southern Ohio have inspired me and shaped my vision of a church that is called out into the world seeking and serving Christ in all people. I am grateful for the opportunity to dream new forms of church into being and for the wonderful leaders I have gotten to know. I am also so excited to work with the people of St. Barnabas and return to full time parish ministry. As I leave diocesan staff, I look forward to continuing as companions in ministry in the years to come.”
Gerdsen begins her ministry at St. Barnabas on September 26.