Institution of the Rev. David Cumbie
December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rt Revd Chip Edgar will Institute and Induct the Rev. David Cumbie as the 5th Rector of Church of the Holy Cross on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 7 p.m. View the invitation.
An institution is a time for celebration throughout the Diocese and a time to hold the new Rector and the parish in your prayers. If you’re unable to be present, do make time to pray.
Most gracious Father, the Giver of all good and perfect gifts, in your wise providence you appoint leaders for the mission of your Church: Give grace to this your servant, to whom the charge of this Congregation is now given: so empower him with truth of sound doctrine, and endue him with holiness of life, that he may faithfully serve before you to the glory of your great Name and the benefit of your holy Church through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. (BCP 2019)
Clergy are invited to process wearing red stoles.
About David Cumbie:
David Cumbie has served as the lead pastor/rector of Church of the Apostles in Houston since 2017. Prior to moving to Texas, he served as Associate Rector at Holy Trinity Anglican in Raleigh and as Young Life Area Director in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He was born and raised in Charlotte, is a proud graduate of NC State and studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Boston, Massachusetts. His ministry gifts include shepherding, teaching and evangelism. His wife of 18 years, Langley, has served on staff with Young Life, and as Children’s Ministry Director at Church Of The Apostles. She is gifted in discipleship, teaching and hospitality. They have three children (twins, Mary Camden and David,13; and Bennett, 9) David especially loves cheering for the Wolfpack, playing basketball, backpacking, grilling and great books!