Arlington church to welcome new pastor

Rev. Dorota Pruski is the new pastor at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Arlington.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church will host “A Celebration of New Ministry” to salute the arrival of the church’s new rector, Rev. Dorota Pruski, on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. at the church, 4000 Lorcom Lane.

“This is an exciting time for our parish, and we are confident Rev. Pruski will keep St. Andrew’s moving forward while honoring who we are and what we do,” said Jennifer Madsen, the church’s senior warden. “She brings great energy, joy and warmth to her ministry and will be a welcome addition not only to our church family, but to the larger Arlington community.”

The ceremony will be officiated by the Rt. Rev. Robert Ilhoff, bishop associate of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. Rev. Debra Trakel of the Diocese of Milwaukee will preach.

“It is my honor and joy to serve at St. Andrew’s at this moment in its history,” Pruski said. “This church is inclusive, creative, generous and poised for growth. I cannot wait to see how God will use and transform us as we work together to serve our community and love our neighbors as ourselves.”

For the past five years, Pruski served as associate rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisc., but has ties to the local area, having earned a master of divinity degree at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria.

Pruski officially began her new position on Sept. 10. The community is invited to the Oct. 28 event, and a reception will follow.