Saint Mark’s Hosts The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby for Wednesday Evening Adult Formation
On Wednesday evenings throughout the month of February, parishioners gathered for a Wednesday evening discussion of the book, Looking for God in Messy Places: A Book About Hope, by The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby. On February 16, Bishop Owensby joined the group from his home in Louisiana to lead the discussion.
It was an evening of personal insight and spiritual conversation and a video of the hybrid Zoom meeting will be available here.
About the Book
Life is messy. We can get discouraged by setbacks, overwhelmed by busyness, and shaken by worry. Hope is the power that gets us out of bed in the morning and gives us the courage to face adversity. Looking for God in Messy Places by Jake Owensby is a book about how love gives us an inextinguishable hope.
About Bishop Owensby
Jake Owensby, (Ph.D., D.D.), is the author of four books including A Resurrection Shaped Life. He is the fourth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana. Before his election as Bishop in 2012, he served as Dean of St. Mark’s Cathedral in Shreveport. Prior to that, he was rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri and St. Stephen’s in Huntsville, Alabama, and assistant rector for Christian Formation at St. Mark’s in Jacksonville, Florida. Owensby is a graduate of the School of Theology at Sewanee, and was ordained to the diaconate and the priesthood in the Diocese of Florida. He has three adult children and lives in Alexandria, Louisiana with his wife, Joy, and rescue pup, Gracie.