The Rt. Rev. James L. Jelinek (Class of ‘70), retired Bishop of Minnesota and a former GTS Trustee, has been called as Interim Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, K Street, Washington, D.C. He will lead the parish during the transition until its tenth rector is called in approximately 15 months. “I am very excited to join this wonderful parish and look forward to walking with the people of St. Paul’s during this time of transition,” said Bishop Jelinek. “St. Paul’s is an extraordinary parish known for its beautiful liturgy, nationally recognized music program, and commitment to mission.”
Prior to his 17 years as Bishop in the Diocese of Minnesota, Jelinek served as Rector of St. Aidan’s Church in San Francisco, California, and St. Michael and All Angels in Cincinnati, Ohio.