The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Morrisville has called the Rev. John W. Conner of Newtown to serve as its new Deacon in Charge.
Conner grew up in Newtown and is a 2012 graduate of Council Rock High School North. He attended Penn State and graduated with a BA in English Literature in 2016.
Before he went to college, Conner worshiped at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Yardley with his family, and during his college years he was an active member of St. Andrews Church in State College and St. Clement’s Church in Philadelphia.
Conner attended Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisc., from 2018 to 2021, and graduated with a cum laude Master of Divinity (M.Div.) this spring.
The Church of the Incarnation will be Conner’s first post as a member of the ordained clergy. He will begin his ministry following his ordination as a transitional deacon on Sept. 18 at the Episcopal Cathedral in Philadelphia.
In the Episcopal Church, a period of service as a transitional deacon is the last step before being ordained as a priest.
Conner is expected to be ordained as a priest roughly six months after his ordination as a deacon. He will begin serving at Incarnation as Deacon in Charge, and will become Priest in Charge following his ordination as a Priest.
John Bigelow, the senior warden of the Church of the Incarnation, said, “We are thrilled that God has called John Conner to join us. God ‘is doing a new thing’ at Incarnation. Together John and the people of Incarnation will be building new ministries in the service of God’s people in our community. We are looking forward to growing with John as he begins his ministry and works with us to build the Church of the Incarnation.”
Conner’s first service will be at Incarnation at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26.
The Church of the Incarnation serves families and individuals from Morrisville, Lower Makefield Township, Newtown, Yardley, Langhorne, Levittown, and elsewhere in Lower Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia. The church is located at 1505 Makefield Road in the Lower Makefield Township portion of Morrisville.
For information, call 215-295-2259, by visiting the church’s web-site at incarnationepiscopal.org, or by visiting the church’s Facebook page.