Our Rector, The Very Reverend Robert S. Munday, Ph.D.,D.D. and his wife, Christina (Chris) as well as their daughter Laura. We are joyous to have them as members of our Church family.
Father Munday comes to All Saints following 12 years as Professor,
Dean and President at Nashotah House Theological Seminary, in Wisconsin. While at Nashotah House he founded St.
Michael’s Anglican Church, Nashotah, WI, and was also the founding rector of The Church of the
Savior in Milwaukee, WI. Previously he
served on the faculty of Trinity
School for Ministry, in Ambridge,
PA, from 1986 to 2001.
Fr. Munday is known for his
commitment to biblical teaching, Spirit-filled ministry, and catholic faith and
order within the Anglican tradition. He
is a prolific writer on a variety of subjects and is much sought after as a
retreat leader and conference speaker.
Fr. Munday was ordained to the
diaconate (1989) and priesthood (1990) in the Diocese of Quincy by the Rt. Rev.
Edward H. MacBurney. Fr. Munday’s
spirituality is grounded in the Benedictine tradition, and he is an Oblate of
St. Benedict’s Abbey, Bartonville, Illinois.
He serves on the Anglican Church in North America’s Theological Education Task Force, the Ecumenical
Relations Task Force, and the Catechism Task Force. He also serves on the boards of Anglicans for
Life, the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders (SAMS), Anglican
Frontier Missions, and the Steering Committee of the Anglican Global Mission
Munday and his wife, Christina, have been married since 1976. They are the
parents of one daughter, Laura, a recent graduate of Colorado Mesa University.
A Prayer for Our Pastor
Father, bless my pastor with rest on
every side. Guard his heart and mind and cloak him in Your peace. Clear
the way today for him to carry out Your plans for our faith community
with no interference from the enemy. I stand in prayer for him and ask
in Jesus’ name that the forces of darkness that would come against him,
be pushed back and by faith I take hold of the harvest that your Spirit
is bringing forth for the Kingdom of heaven through our faith community.
Thank you, Lord, that each time the enemy comes in like a flood, Your
Spirit will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight! I
thank you for total victory for our Pastor and for my church and I ask
You Lord Jesus to meet his every need. Thank you that You are mighty to
save and able to overcome and defeat every attempt of the enemy that
might tempt him to lose heart! Hallelujah!
Give our Pastor endurance and encouragement and clear guidance by your
Spirit for every decision required of him. May the anointing of the
Holy Spirit be upon him. Revive his heart with Your Word Father. May his
love for You increase and compassion and love for his flock flourish
and grow. Strengthen him with Your joy this day and may he be encouraged
by the Holy Spirit and reminded of the spiritual sons and daughters
that are his.
Give him wisdom that is from heaven I pray.
Wisdom that is pure, peace loving, considerate, submissive, full of
mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Protect him from the evil
one and from being entrapped by the fear of man. Pour out Your blessing
on him Father and may Jesus be seen in him more and more, and the work
of his hands firmly established. I ask these things in the name of Him
who is head of the Church, and I give You thanks Lord Jesus for my
Our Parish Deacon
The Reverend Deacon Marti N. Isler
Born and raised in
Pueblo, Deacon Marti Nickovich Isler is a third generation Coloradoan. Baptized and confirmed in the Church of
Ascension, Pueblo, her Anglican roots are also deeply planted.
husband of 31 years, Jim, and she moved to Montrose in 2004, after 20 years of
yearning to live in this beautiful place.
They both love it here. Jim is a realtor and restores old tractors. Marti retired from many years as an
elementary school teacher in 2010, when God called her to be a deacon. She loves to hike, cross country ski,
birdwatch, and spends her summers working as a ranch hand fixing fences.
After two years of study at St.
Benedict School for Ministry Deacon School, she graduated in October, 2015, and
was ordained as a Deacon on December 5, 2015. She is grateful to the loving people of All
Saints for supporting her path to the diaconate with prayer, encouragement and
finances for her schooling.
Marti thanks God for calling her to a
ministry she loves and is eager to fulfill.
You will find her in the community bringing Communion to shut-ins,
cleaning eyeglasses at one of the local assisted living facilities, playing her
clarinet with "Joyful Sounds", a music group comprised of church
members and developmentally disabled adults from the community, or out and
about helping community members in need. She also participates in several
ministries within the church.
Proclaiming the Gospel on Sunday is a
dream come true for her! She is very
thankful to be serving in a church where people live the mission statement
their church professes--"Reaching out with the transforming love of Jesus
Christ." If you have not worshiped
with us, she invites you to come and experience the beauty of liturgy and the
love of people who "do friendly well".
*Photo and some copy courtesy of Dave Segal, "Montrose Monitor"