INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – The Right Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, installed the Rev. Jon Roberts as the fifth rector of Calvary Episcopal Church, Indian Rocks Beach, on Aug. 13.
Roberts is married to Lynne and they have two children: a daughter, Emma and a son, Watson. He was ordained to the priesthood in December 2007 after graduating from Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He has served as a priest at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Venice; Grace Episcopal Church in Monroe, Louisiana; and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Naples.
According to a press release from the church, many great things are expected with his enthusiasm and spiritual leadership.
“He believes that Calvary will continue its legacy to serve God and to serve our neighbors,” the press release states. “There is great promise in his ability to grow and foster loving relationships in the church and in our neighboring communities. Special emphasis also will be placed in opportunities for senior living/care as well as family/youth programs.