Andrew D’Angio White to serve as rector of NPEM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Rev. Andrew D’Angio White has been unanimously elected to serve as the next rector of the Northeast Partners in Episcopal Ministry by the combined vestries of the group. D’Angio White will become rector on July 1, 2013, when the Rev. Carmen Seufert, who has been rector of NPEM for eight years, will celebrate her retirement.
“I’m thrilled and excited to be working with a new way of doing and being church,” D’Angio White said. “This is a new thing that God is doing, and I’m excited to be a part of that in a diocese that’s behind that idea.”
Originally from Connecticut, D’Angio White attended Virginia Theological Seminary and served as a part-time priest in Alexandria, Va., before coming to NPEM.
“I’m actually very excited for NPEM,” said Seufert. “I believe I have done what God intended me to do in this corner of the world, and it’s time for them to move forward. I think Andrew is just the person to help them envision their future and help them grow.”
Seufert has fulfilled her work in bringing the churches together, D’Angio White added. “I see my role, now, as building on the work she has done and taking them in a new direction as partners in ministry.”
Both Seufert and D’Angio White said mission is increasingly important to Wayne County and NPEM, which consists of St Mark\'s Church, Newark; St John\'s Church, Sodus; Grace Church, Lyons; and the summer chapel Christ Church, Sodus Point. Rural & Migrant Ministry has a large presence there, for example.
“I’m looking forward to finding ways in which NPEM can be partnered with RMM,” said D’Angio White, who is bilingual.
Sara D’Angio White, Andrew’s wife, recently became Associate to the Rector at Christ Church, Pittsford.