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Hendersonville Church, MCC Sacred Journey, Welcomes New Pastor on June 4





Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) Sacred Journey is excited to announce the call of our new settled Pastor, the Reverend Dr. Joan Saniuk. To celebrate her installation, we invite you to join us on Sunday, June 4 for heavy hors d’oeuvres and mingling at 4:00 PM. The installation will be part of our regular worship service. The service will begin at 5:30 PM, with the Reverend Amy Lambert-Burns preaching. Please join us and celebrate Rev. Dr. Joan’s calling and spiritual leadership in the LGBTQ and allied communities.

MCC Sacred Journey, an affiliated congregation with Metropolitan Community Churches, is a congregation with diverse religious traditions and denominational backgrounds. Come and join us as we support each other on our individual journeys.

For more information or to RSVP:    Rev. Joan Saniuk, 828.693.9110



The Rev. Dr. Joan Saniuk has been an ordained clergywoman in MCC since 1997. As Pastor of MCC Boston, Joan was a founding member of the Massachusetts Religious Coalition for the Freedom to Marry.

Joan earned an M.A. in Feminist Spirituality at the Immaculate Heart College Center in Los Angeles, and completed a D.Min. degree in 2008 at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. Her doctoral thesis explored the traumatic psychological effects of anti-LGBTQ hostility on LGBTQ people, and considered the implications of these individual traumas for the dynamics of predominantly queer congregations.


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