It is with great joy we welcome our new assistant to the rector, the Rev. Randy Shirley. Randy joined the staff in June and since that time I can only describe Randy as an air traffic controller with a pastor’s heart! A Trinity School for Ministry graduate, Randy was ordained a deacon on June 10 and will be ordained a priest in December. Before seminary, Randy served as program manager for Charleston’s Space and Naval Warfare System, as well the Defense Information Systems Agency in Arlington, VA. While serving in the U.S. Army, he served as captain of forces in Somalia, and Air Defense Artillery Officer from Texas to Germany. Randy has a passion for teaching, logistics, and strategic planning, and as such will serve as my assistant as chief of staff. He and Liz live on Isle of Palms and have a daughter named Anna at Wando High School and a son, Robert, at the College of Charleston.