Visit from the Wilsons

Bev and I had the great pleasure of a visit from the Wilsons: Dn. Joel & Tessi, the girls Mara and Winnie and our God-son Liam (Michael).  If you’ve followed this site and/or the history of St. Basil Mission you know Dn. Joel co-founded the mission with me during the summer of 2011 while we were seminarians together at St. Tikhon’s.

Dn Joel and me  Jan-13


Dn. Joel has been serving the parish of St. Thomas in Springfield, Missouri, but has also been working to establish a mission in Rolla, Missouri. See for more information and remember when you’re looking at his site that he’s done this before!