We are blessed that the Rev. Canon Joan Mason has agreed to join diocesan staff as Interim Transitions Officer. A retired priest, Canon Joan has deep roots in the Diocese of New Jersey and last served as rector at Christ Church, Toms River, for sixteen years. She has also served as co-chair of the ECS-NJ Advisory Committee and as president of the Hispanic Commission. Joan’s familiarity with the people and places of the diocese, combined with her deeply spiritual commitment to God’s people, will serve us all well as she takes up this ministry. The search for a permanent Canon to the Ordinary for Mission, whose role includes Transitions Officer, will continue during Joan’s interim ministry. During this transition, refer questions and issues for the Canon to the Ordinary to the Bishop’s office by emailing Mirelle White, Bishop French’s Executive Assistant.