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2017-09-13 / Local News

Calvary Episcopal selects new rector

Rev. Harvey Rev. Harvey Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville, recently selected the Rev. Robert William Harvey as its newest rector.

Rev. Harvey began his tenure at the more-than-100-year-old church on Sept. 1. He is the seventh rector to serve the parish.

According to a press release from Calvary officials, Rev. Harvey is a native of Pittsburgh and has been in ordained ministry for more than 25 years. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in congregational development from Virginia Theological Seminar.

For the past 11 years, Rev. Harvey served as rector of Church of Our Saviour in Silver Springs, Maryland.

The release further stated that Rev. Harvey is a roller coaster enthusiast, who has completed a marathon of 110 rides in one day on the Intimidator 305 at Kings Dominion, Virginia.

Additionally, he is a Civil War buff and enjoys choral singing, kayaking and movies. Since having taken residence in Williamsville in August, the Harveys have been spotted around the village, exploring it on foot and by bike, taking time to acquaint themselves with the area.

In his introductory message to the congregation, Rev. Harvey said, “Calvary is a place where sacred stories are shared and welcomed.”

According to the press release, Rev. Harvey said he and his wife, Anne, look forward to sharing their stories with the community and further outlined his initial mission for the parish.

“Our first year together will primarily be a time to get to know each other, to build a relationship, and for me to learn what this parish and its congregants do and why they do it, to hear their stories and their hopes and dreams for Calvary Church in the future,” he said.

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