Bishop Nominee: Gideon L. K. Pollach


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Letter of Introduction, Essays, Resumé:  Read Gideon L. K. Pollach's complete materials here.

The Very Rev. Gideon L. K. Pollach The Very Rev. Gideon L. K. Pollach

Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts,

Something holy is happening.

Throughout the church, but particularly in your diocese, something new is breaking open in the midst of our church. The Holy Spirit is revitalizing our communities and inviting us into renewed life. Each of us is being called into deeper trust, into deeper fellowship, into deeper discipleship, into deeper faith.

Call it what you will: “pushing out into deeper water,” “casting our nets on the other side,” or “being opened,” all of us are being invited into closer companionship and trust in God. It’s good news, and it’s a beautiful thing.

I am so excited for you, and I’m honored to join you in your mission to follow Jesus, care for creation, and dismantle oppressive systems that keep us from living as Beloved Community while building the future church as we go. As we come to know each other more fully over the coming weeks, I am excited to be a witness with you to all that Christ is doing in our lives and in our church.

Until then, this is what motivates me: I am a father of 3 school-age kids (15, 12, and 10). I am married to my camp sweetheart, Sarah Broaddus Pollach. Our family was incomplete without our beloved Abigael, who came to us from Kenya as a child and, now an adult, has returned to Nairobi. We miss her. I came to our church as a child through my ministry as a church and cathedral chorister. I owe my faith, my life, and my career to the Christ I met through this church. I’ve been a priest for 18 years and I have never been more hopeful and optimistic about what God can do through our communities of faith - because I’ve seen it. I’m a very practical believer committed to living a courageous faith through visible acts of love and service.

Thank you for the honor of accompanying you as a candidate for bishop in this moment of opportunity. My family and I are praying for you, and I ask your prayers for us as we all discern together what God is up to.

“Glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.” (Eph. 3.20)

Faithfully yours,
The Very Rev. Gideon L. K. Pollach

Letter of Introduction, Essays, Resumé:  Read Gideon L. K. Pollach's complete materials here.

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