About Jay Greener

Rev. Jay L. Greener serves as Rector of Church of the Redeemer.

Five Days

By Jake Slaughter I’ve been in Rwanda for five days now. I find it hard to believe even as I type it out. It certainly hasn’t felt like five days. Since the moment we landed I’ve been trying to keep up with the whirlwind of information being thrown at me. I desperately don’t want to [...]

By | 2018-01-20T14:08:04+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Rwanda|0 Comments

Sharing Vocation

Today was a day of deep connection as Canon Jay met with the ordinands of the Kigali Diocese to share insights on ordained ministry. Those being ordained on Sunday, both Deacons and Priests, men and women, have been involved in a week-long retreat learning about pastoral ministry in advance of their ordination. Most have already [...]

By | 2018-01-23T21:06:03+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Finally Seeing (the) Sonrise

By Natasha Carlson   Some of you may know that I've wanted to visit Rwanda for quite some time. One of the major reasons for this was my desire to visit Sonrise School. Being a teacher increased my desire, but I also felt a connection to the school as a member of Redeemer. After hearing [...]

By | 2018-01-23T21:08:18+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bishop Samuel Mugisha

Sam (Center) is led forward by two bishops to make his vows Sunday was a remarkable day in Musanze as the whole area came together to consecrate Rev. Sam Mugisha as the new bishop of the Anglican Shyira Diocese. Bishops represent not only leadership and authority in the church, but also community life [...]

By | 2018-01-23T21:09:20+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Medical Milestone in Butaro

I have wanted to visit the Butaro hospital in Rwanda for several years, having heard a number of great things about its mission. What I didn't realize is that its located within the region of the Shyira Diocese. So last Saturday Bishop Mbanda, Bishop-elect Sam and I drove several thousand feet up into the hills [...]

By | 2018-01-23T21:10:52+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Missionary Style

One of the greatest privileges of coming to a place like Rwanda is the opportunity to connect with friends--people that are loved and known, and each visit makes those connections deepen and grow. That's true whether they are Rwandans, or very close family like the Hanlons. They moved to Rwanda five years ago from Church [...]

By | 2018-01-23T21:12:19+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Nicholas and the New Europe

Traveling to Africa from Chicago almost always means going through someplace else, and these airline pathways usually follow the route of the old colonial powers, centered in England, Germany and Belgium, among others.  My trip to Rwanda is taking me through Brussels, where I stopped a day to make the best plane connections. Today is [...]

By | 2018-01-23T21:03:36+00:00 December 6th, 2016|Rwanda, Uncategorized|0 Comments