Matthew Woodward has accepted a call to become the Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento.
Dear Transfig Family,
I am writing to you to let you know that after a period of discernment, and a lot of prayer, I have accepted a call to become the Dean of Trinity Cathedral in Sacramento.
This call to Trinity is also a call away from Transfiguration, and it invites a call for you as a community also - a call to what is next. I have loved serving at Transfiguration, and would happily continue to do so, but this call became real and I felt I had to answer it.
Not only do I love Transfig, but I love and believe in the projects we are engaged in right now. I know they are unfinished, but I am confident in the teams working on them, and in the strength of the ideas behind them. I believe they will create a firm foundation for the next phase of parish life at Transfiguration.
My last Sunday at Transfiguration will be the 9th of August, which we are going to celebrate as Transfiguration Sunday this year.
Between now and then, I invite conversation in two ways. First, each Wednesday between now and August 9th, from 5-6pm I am going to be on my Zoom account. Let's call it a Zoom happy hour. It is a time for us to gather and talk about memories and for you to ask me whatever you might like in a group context. Second, if you want to talk to me individually, please email or text me, and we can arrange a time to talk on the telephone or via Zoom.
I have recorded a video that I invite you to watch. I talk about this call and how it came about and about our current moment at Transfig. Watch it, and let’s talk in the month ahead.