Updates Regarding the Preschool

A chronological list of our parish and public communications regarding the preschool.


Feb. 11, 2017

A Statement Regarding the Preschool’s Non-compliance from Bishop Terry White.

I am aware of the efforts to bring the Community Preschool into compliance with the requirements of the Safeguarding Our Children mandates set forth by The Episcopal Church. I support completely the position taken by the Vestry and Rector of … DETAILS

Feb. 8, 2017

A letter from our Junior Warden and Senior Warden in response to a Facebook posting by Emily Van Bogaert.

Dear Emily,

We are sorry you feel this way. We, too, are saddened that children have been caught in the middle of this situation.

However, while the emotional intensity of … DETAILS

Feb. 7, 2017 Update

The Rev. Kelly Kirby’s communication Feb. 7, 2017

Dear Parish,

On Friday, February 3, legal counsel and I learned that employees of the St. Matthew’s preschool transferred funds totaling $204,767 away from an account owned by the church without authorization from the church, the sole member (owner) of … DETAILS