June 30, 2021

Christ-St. Paul's Welcomes New Rector

The Rev. Kyle Holtzhower and familyHoltzhower Accepts Call to Serve

The Rev. Kyle Holtzhower, who currently serves as the Assistant Rector for Discipleship at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Mt. Pleasant, has accepted a call to be the next Rector of Christ-St. Paul’s, Yonges Island. Kyle was ordained an Anglican priest in 2018, following seven years of active ministry in the Charlotte area.  He served six years in the Air Force prior to pursuing his college education.  He and his wife Kortney have a daughter (Scotlyn, 3½) and a son (Banner, 11 months). Kyle will start on Monday, August 2.  In a note to the congregation, the Senior Warden and Chair of the Search Committee wrote, “The Vestry was unanimous in accepting the recommendation from the Search Committee, who was also unanimous in recommending Fr. Kyle.  This brings to a conclusion an extensive 11-month search process and discernment.  We look forward to our future with great anticipation, having faith in our loving God.”
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If These Walls Could Rock, July 7

St. Thomas’ STAC House Shows Featured in New TV Series

Hamilton Smith, Finnegan Bell & Ty Taylor
Tune in to AXS TV July 7 at 6:30 p.m. to see the season premiere of “If These Walls Could Rock,” a new series featuring musical performances in historically significant venues along with conversations surrounding the history and meaning of the venue in which the artists perform. In the opening show, July 7, Performer Ty Taylor reflects on his experience performing at the Old Brick Church in conversation with the Rev. Hamilton Smith (Rector of St. Thomas, Mt. Pleasant) and the musical duo Finnegan Bell (Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore) which leads worship at St. Thomas. The connection was made through the STAC House shows, the critically acclaimed songwriter series hosted by St. Thomas which Finnegan Bell created and curates.  

Watch a video conversation with the lead singer of Vintage Trouble, Ty Taylor.
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Prince George Winyah’s Tour of Homes Goes Virtual

The 2021 Tours of Historic Plantations and Homes have been reimagined as a short film virtual tour that highlights a few of the properties in ways never seen before. This virtual tour is filled with breathtaking views, historical information, and familiar faces.
The PGW Production Team is excited to welcome everyone to the 2021 Tours of Historic Plantations and Homes! When the difficult decision was made to cancel the tours for the second year in a row due to COVID-19, they began brainstorming ways to still celebrate this unique event that has brought so much joy to their community over the years. The 2021 Tours of Historic Plantations and Homes have been reimagined as a short film virtual tour that highlights a few of the properties in ways never seen before. This virtual tour is filled with breathtaking views, historical information, and familiar faces. It is our prayer that you not only enjoy this video but that it would help generate excitement for next year when the tours can resume in person bigger and better than ever before!
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Highlighted Events

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Jubilate Deo 

Deadline: July 2

Have you seen God at work in your parish? Are you discovering a new ministry? Bringing life to an old one? Tell your story in the upcoming issue of the Jubilate Deo. We will be printing this issue. The deadline for submissions is July 2. Submit an article

Find Rest, My Soul

July 30-August 1

Come for a weekend retreat of rest, prayer, scripture meditation, beach time, walking and listening to God in the company of others. A portion of Saturday will be in silence. Holy Communion is offered on Sunday. Cost $300 (individual room), including all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday breakfast. Arrive on Friday 3-5 p.m.; first session at 5 p.m. Concludes Sunday 11 a.m.  Register by writing to:

Always Forward

Church Planting Conference
September 30-October 2

The Always Forward Conference is highly recommended as it facilitates the implementation of the Gospel mandate to "Go and make disciples" as we plant new churches. If you have questions about the conference or plan to attend, please contact Todd Simonis as he will be gathering attendees from ADOSC.

Men's Summit, Oct. 9

John Yates, Sr.; Faith in the Home

John Yates, Sr. will speak in a simulcast to men's groups in all diocesan churches on Faith in the Home and he will set the stage as our 2022 Christian Men's Conference speaker.  This will also be a time of prayer for families, praise worship, testimonies, and small group discussion. Summit time is from 8:30 am to 12 noon, Saturday, October 9. 

New Job Openings


Full-Time Receptionist and Information Specialist, St. Michael’s, Charleston

Saint Michael’s Church is seeking a full-time Receptionist and Information Specialist (RIS) to serve as the rector’s representative for receiving phone calls and office visits to include the triage as needed to redirect the same to the appropriate and responsible clergy or staff personnel.  The RIS manages and updates the planning schedule and calendar to include the tracking of all Paid Time Off planned and taken.  The RIS supports and reports to the Director of Communications.  Application Deadline: July 15, 2021.  For more information on this position and/or to submit your resume, please contact Randy Shirley at or call at 843-469-4594.

St. Christopher is Hiring!

There are numerous openings at St. Christopher including Director of Food Services, Naturalists, Facilities Technician, Guest Services Associate and Food Services Associate. Join the team. Learn more


Additional Positions Available

  • Part-Time Director of Children’s Ministry, The Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston
  • Pastoral Care Minister, St. Michael’s Church, Charleston (position updated)
  • Rector, The Church of the Holy Comforter, Sumter
  • Director of Student Ministries, St. Jude’s, Walterboro
  • Summer Staff & Hospitality Workers, Kanuga
  • Administrator, LAMB Institute
  • Minister of Music, St. John’s Chapel, Charleston
  • Assistant Teaching Positions, Good Shepherd Day School, Charleston
  • Student Ministry Position, St. Paul's, Greenville
View all current job listings.
Editors Note:  In the last issue of the email newsletter we reported incorrectly that St. Philip's bells, some of their phones and computer equipment were damaged beyond repair. Apparently that was not so. All is being repaired. 

Upcoming Events

Jubilate Deo Deadline, July 2
Fourth of July Retreat, July 2-6 
15th Annual St. Christopher Summer Camp Staff Regatta, July 24
Last Day of Summer Camp, August 7
Intercessory Prayer Day at St. Christopher, August 21
Walkabout for Bishop Candidates, Week of September 11 
DOK Fall Assembly, September 11
National Grandparents Day of Prayer, September 12
Diocesan Council, September 23
Always Forward Church Planting Conference, Sept. 30-Oct 2
Anglican Women's Retreat, October 1-3
Wellspring of Life, Healing Retreat, October 3-5
Men's Summit, October 9
Cursillo Weekend, October 14-17
Electing Convention for Bishop Coadjutor, October 16
Behold the Man Pilgrimage, October 23-November 5
SE Intentional Grandparenting Conference, November 5-6
Jubilate Deo Deadline, November 5
Annual Clergy Conference, November 8-10
Intercessory Prayer Day at St. Christopher, November 13
Diocesan Council, December 9
Consecration and Conv., March 11-12, 2022

People News

Ryan PagelsRyan Pagels has accepted a call to serve as the Director of Traditional Music Ministries and organist at Church of the Holy Cross on the Sullivan's Island campus. In a note to the congregation, Rector, Chris Warner wrote, "Ryan is a man of faith who has served the Lord through traditional worship in the Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian churches. In addition to the organ, he is a conductor, composer, vocalist, voice coach, and pianist. Beyond his church ministry, he recently served as Assistant Artistic Director of the Cumberland Choral Arts in Fayetteville NC, as well as Collaborative Pianist at Methodist University. He has also performed as a guest soloist in organ and harpsichord with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. I'm very much looking forward to how God will use Ryan to shape and build our Traditional Music ministries. We will be working together to grow the choir, re-launch our children's choir, as well as to increase creativity and traditional music and worship offerings at Holy Cross. Ryan's first Sunday leading will on July 4th."

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