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Who is Andy Shamel? I am a cradle Episcopalian who discerned his call to ordained ministry in an amazing community in the granite hills of New Hampshire. I am passionate about the power of stories to shape our lives and am dedicated to the beauty of narrative. As a student of English literature, I discovered how the universal impulse to give an account of our experiences helps bind communities together, and nowhere is this more true than in the Church. If stories are the way that we communicate our experiences with words, then surely the most emblematic and powerful way of sharing and building community with one another is at the table. There are few greater joys in my life than cooking for friends, and I'm always excited to learn new recipes and to hear new stories over a great meal.
What I do at CCC: As the curate, my chief work is to learn the rhythm of the life and work of a priest. I also offer support to the liturgical guilds and help in general life of the parish.
What nourishes my soul: I find great comfort and sustenance in the cathedral's routine of morning and evening prayer, and in the daily celebration of the Eucharist. At home, I am an avid road biker, and cherish time with my friends and family.
Books: "Take this Bread" by Sara Miles; "Salvation on the Small Screen" by Nadia Bolz-Weber; "Does God Change?" by Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M.; "The Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien; "Always Coming Home" by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Trouble with Poetry" by Billy Collins
Films: Of Gods and Men; Up; Amelie; My Neighbor Totoro
Words to live by: "The only thing truly worthwhile is to become a friend of God." — Gregory of Nyssa.
|The Rt. Rev. Catherine M. Waynick|
|The Reverend Andrew P. Klatte|
|The Reverend Canon Gray Lesesne|
|The Reverend Canon Cathy Gray|
|The Reverend Andy Shamel|