Change in ministry at Coventry Cross

Staff Reports

The Right Rev. Dan Edwards, bishop of Nevada, appointed the Rev. Elizabeth Tattersall as interim priest-in-charge of the Coventry Cross Episcopal Church after the retirement of the Rev. Shepley Curtis on Nov. 21.

Tattersall has served as priest at St. John's in the Wilderness Episcopal Church in Glenbrook for 131⁄2 years. She has been a Douglas County resident for more than 18 years, and is a biology instructor at Western Nevada College's Douglas campus.

Tattersall served on diocesan leadership bodies, and is a member of the Commission on Ordination and Licensing. She is a member of the Lake Tahoe Kiwanis Sunrisers, and the Douglas County Civil Air Patrol.

The Rev. Curtis served almost 21 years as the priest of Coventry Cross. He and his wife Joy raised their two sons in Carson Valley: Eric who, works for QUILA in San Francisco, and Jeremy, who attends Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley.

Curtis has served on diocesan boards and continues to work at Camp Galilee.

During Curtis' tenure, the church ran a thrift shop, erected a large wooden cross on the wall facing Highway 395, and celebrated their 50th anniversary.

Money from the sale of Coventry Cross Thrift Shop was used for the creation of a foundation to support local charities and for additions to the church. The church hall was expanded, a new kitchen was built, and meeting rooms were added in recent renovations.

Coventry Cross Episcopal Church holds 10 a.m. Sunday worship service at 1631 Esmeralda Place, Minden. Information, 782-4161.


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