Archdeacon d'Rue Hazel accepts new call in Diocese of Virginia
Archdeacon d'Rue Hazel has accepted a call to serve as Canon to the Ordinary to Bishop-elect Mark E. Stevenson following his consecration as Bishop in December.
Archdeacon Hazel has served the diocese of Upper South Carolina for over two decades, including Dean of the Diocesan School for Ministry (2003-2005), Director of Ministry Development (2005-2010), and Canon for Vision and Ministry Development (2010-2021). Before that, she served as a lay professional at St. Mary's Church, Columbia.
Bishop Richards expressed his gratitude for Archdeacon Hazel's diligent ministry, "d'Rue's long service to both the Office of the Bishop and the larger Diocese and parishes has been fruitful and faithful. We join the Diocese of Virginia in celebrating her ministry here and look forward to what God will do for her next."
Archdeacon Hazel will begin her ministry in the Diocese of Virginia beginning January 2023. In her role as Canon to the Ordinary, she will support congregational development, work with congregations in conflict, oversee the work of congregational consultants, manage the Title IV process, and work with diocesan teams to identify and embrace new opportunities for the Church.
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