Bishop Breidenthal is pleased to announce the following staff changes:

The Rev. Canon Jason Leo is now overseeing transitions as part of his work as Canon for Congregational Vitality, effectively immediately.

Jason has served on the Bishop’s staff since January 2016, previously having served as rector of Calvary, Cincinnati from 2000-2015 and as Priest-in-charge at Church of the Advent, Walnut Hills from 2014-2015. Jason also served as rector of Trinity, London from 1998-2000 and diocesan director of youth ministry and summer camp from 1994-1998.

The Rev. Dr. Lee Anne Reat has been appointed as Canon for Formation. In this half-time position, she will provide formation for lay leadership and social justice ministries. Lee Anne will remain in the Columbus area and will begin her new ministry on August 1.

Lee Anne comes to the bishop’s staff after serving as vicar of St. John’s, Columbus, for over 21 years, following a residency at St. Patrick’s, Dublin and coordinating the diocesan Education Resource Center. She grew up at St. John’s, Worthington, where she was active in youth ministry and has fond memories of Procter Camp. She has served the diocese as co-coordinator of the Lay Preaching School and School for Diaconal Ministry, and as a member of Diocesan Council and Standing Committee.

These roles were previously held by the Rev. Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands, who will become Canon to the Ordinary, effective October 1.  Lynn is currently on sabbatical until September 9.