Join us for the Rev. Stuart Hoke
's presentation at 9:30 a.m. and for his
Recovery Sunday sermon at 8 or 10:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Rector's Forum: In his
presentation, THE INFINITE VALUE OF A PAINFUL PAST, Stuart Hoke will focus on the miracle of Redemption--so visibly and actively at work in circles of Recovery.
12-step spirituality emphasizes that our difficult (and sometimes dark) past--in God's Hands--becomes the best resource we have when it comes to helping others.
personal experience as a recovering person with the principles of Christian living, Dr. Hoke
will "unpack" the great promise of the Twelve-step
program: "Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worthwhile to us now.
Stuart Hoke: Born in Memphis and raised across the river in Blytheville, the Rev. Dr. Stuart Hoke is a priest of the Diocese of New York who recently retired as Staff Chaplain at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and Missioner to St. Paul's Chapel at Ground Zero.
Hoke is a frequent retreat and quiet day conductor throughout the Episcopal Church.
also is an Adjunct Professor at General Seminary
has pioneered a course on the Church's role in the treatment of alcoholism and addictive illness.
In the very recent past, Stuart served as interim Chaplain and Dean of Community Life at General Seminary.
now resides in Fearrington Village, North Carolina.