Thank you to the Rev. Canon Gary L. Rowe

Thank you to the Rev. Canon Gary L. Rowe





The Rev. Canon Gary L. Rowe retired Thursday, February 28, 2019.
See video text in English and Spanish below.



Hello, my sisters and brothers in Delaware.

Can I take you back to 1982? Ronald Reagan was in his second year as President, the most popular movies were ET, Gandhi, and Conan the Barbarian, and, most especially of all, a young deacon was ordained in Cincinnati, Ohio. His name was Gary Rowe.

37 years ago Gary began his career as an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church, and a lot has changed in those 37 years; but one thing hasn’t and that has been Gary’s dedication to serving Jesus Christ. Gary has announced his retirement, as I’m sure you all know, and his last day here on staff at the mission support center will be Thursday, February the 28th.

I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to Gary and to wish him, and his wife Leslie, all the best in the next chapter of their lives. Gary has been known for his good humor, for his grace, for his wit, for his attention to the weather, and for his kindness!  I’m particularly grateful that Gary has been here to share his wisdom and experience with me as I have transitioned in to my new role.

So take this opportunity to send Gary an email, and let him know how much you appreciate his good work. To you, Gary, and to Leslie, and to your family congratulations and all the best!

May the peace of Christ be with you always.




Hola, mis hermanas y hermanos de Delaware.

¿Les puedo llevar al año 1982? Ronald Reagan ejercía su Segundo período como Presidente, las películas más populares eran El Extraterrestre, Gandhi, y Conan el Bárbaro y, en especial, un joven diácono fue ordenado en Cincinnati, Ohio.  Su nombre es Gary Rowe.

Hace 37 años Gary comenzó su carrera como ministro ordenado en la Iglesia Episcopal, y muchas cosas han cambiado en esos 37 años; pero lo que no ha cambiado has sido la dedicación de Gary para servirle a Jesucristo.  Gary ha anunciado su jubilación, y como ya ustedes saben, su ultimo día aquí en el centro de apoyo de las misiones será el jueves 28 de febrero.

Yo quiero tomar esta oportunidad para darle las gracias a Gary y para desearle a él, y a su esposa Leslie, todo lo mejor en este nuevo capítulo de sus vidas. ¡A Gary lo conocemos por su buen sentido del humor, por su gracia, por su ingenio, por su atención al clima, y por su bondad! Yo le estoy particularmente agradecido por su presencia compartiendo sus conocimientos y su experiencia conmigo durante mi transición al obispado.  Así que, aprovechen la oportunidad para enviarle a Gary un email, y dejarle saber cuánto se le agradece su buen trabajo.

¡Para tí Gary, y para Leslie, y para tu familia, felicidades y todo lo mejor para ustedes!

Que la paz de Cristo este con ustedes siempre.




Gary announced his retirement on September 10, 2018. Please click on the button below to read the announcement.


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