continues, Fr. Rich feels blessed to be surrounded by parishioners of all ages who are reaching out beyond the churchʻs walls to meet the needs of an under-privileged community. He believes that church is not just a place to worship Godʻs Glory, but an activity in our daily lives bringing the Word of God to those who have yet to hear.
Fr. Rich boldly claims that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life each Sunday and he hopes you take a few moments from your week to celebrate Mass with us!
At St. Anneʻs, Don likes the friendly atmosphere and people, the inspiring homilies, the beautiful church with its stained glass windows, wonderful statues - both inside the sanctuary and outside in the garden, and the peaceful chant music recordings often playing in the background.
Formerly a lighting designer, consultant, and lighting showroom manager, she trained professionally at the GE Lighting Institute, Nela Park, Cleveland, Ohio in residential and commercial lighting design.
Ordained in December of 2001, Rev. Bakker served as Deacon at St. Martinʻs Episcopal Church, Hudson, Florida, and is currently appointed as Deacon for St. Anneʻs Episcopal Church, Crystal River, Florida.
A genealogist (30 years) and pianist (65 years), she is married to Bert Bakker. Deacon Cheryl and Bert have been blessed with three adult children and eight grandchildren.
In addition to her administrative work background, Eddie enjoyed learning how to put to good use her knowledge of woodworking and the realm of construction business and design since 1980. Eddie and her late husband Ed lead a team to re-work much of the sanctuary and chapels, the choir room, the library, the kitchen and the parish hall. Her love for St. Anne's is evident through her service - she loves the people and enjoys being productive from the heart.
Linda brings a wealth of information technology and church administration to St. Anneʻs. She and her husband Dwayne share their belief that Godʻs plan for them includes a life of faithful service to others.