Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church



1 St. Francis Drive - Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
            www.stfrancisgulfbreeze.org             
From The Rector

The Rev.
Tim Backus
Rector

 Announcing a Special Guest Visiting with Us in January 

We are pleased to announce that we will have a special guest at our services in January,
Rachel Iversen, who many may remember did 
her pastoral care internship with us. She is now a Senior Seminarian with our Local School for Ministry and has been assigned to work 

with the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools of the Central Gulf Coast. 

There are six local Episcopal churches working to bring a Freedom School to Pensacola and St. Francis has signed on to be a community partner. She will also be assisting our clergy at the altar as a part of her assignment. 

Rachel will be serving as a Deacon in Training at the altar. She has been given permission by the bishop to assist at the altar doing diaconal liturgical work including setting the table, reading the gospel, and serving as directed by clergy. 

Additionally, we have invited Rachel to lead a Sunday School Forum on the Pensacola’s First CDF Freedom School on January 19 and 26. Please join her and help her with her school project. 

The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools of the Central Gulf Coast believe that reading is the key that can unlock the door to children’s dreams and unlimited potential through a proven effective six-week summer curriculum. The Pensacola CDF Freedom School will launch on June 15, 2020, at The Global Learning Academy in partnership with Escambia County Schools and the Pensacola community. 

Rachel Iversen can be reached at 850.293.0478 for further information.