The Rev. Janet Wheelock, interim vicar, with her dog, Cuper
About the Interim Vicar
The Rev. Janet Wheelock, interim vicar, is gifted at preaching, teaching, co-leading with members of the congregation, and helping the congregation take inventory of its culture. She is working with us to prepare us, both physically and spiritually, for a positive outcome for our search for a new vicar. She has served at St. James, La Jolla and St. Andrew's, Encinitas, in this diocese, prior to joining us here in Ramona.
About St. Mary's Welcome to St. Mary’s-in-the-Valley. Come in and be well! We are a town and country church where you are invited by Christ to come and find peace for your soul. We gather as friends and neighbors to share our common spiritual quests.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, in your spiritual way, you are encouraged to share the walk of faith with us. We seek to sustain spiritual life individually and in community with one another. Our hope is that you find this church to be your special “location” where compassion is unconditionally present, and where compassionate ways are perfected in our attitudes and in our behaviors always and everywhere. Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, (Luke 18:15)”, therefore, all God’s children (of all ages) are welcome to share in St. Mary’s religious life.
We particularly nourish children (K-12) at our church Sunday school that is held at 9:30 a.m., during our worship time. Children join parents at the worship service in time for Holy Communion. Child care is provided for infants up to the age of 3 in our nursery during our worship at 9:30 a.m.
Hold us in your prayers and heart. Tell us how we may uphold you, ease your weariness, and challenge you to grow. Our hearts, minds, arms, and doors are open, welcome to our patch of God’s Kingdom! Come grow with us!