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St. Philip's In The Hills Episcopal Church
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Connecting Electronically   North Campbell Avenue at River Road, Tucson
June 24, 2015
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Update from the Wardens

As we announced in a June 8 notification, the Reverend Canon Frank Clark has accepted the call to be Interim Rector and Search Consultant for St. Philip's In The Hills. From his bio below, you can see that Canon Clark has much experience as an Interim and Search Consultant as well as Rector (not to mention a few interesting hobbies and activities!). He will take up his call with us on August 1. We know that you will receive Canon Clark generously and with great welcome. 


Alison Lee and Herb Burton, Wardens

Meet Canon Clark

The Rev. Canon Frank Clark  


A native of Michigan, the Rev. Canon Frank H. Clark has a degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin. Before entering seminary, he practiced electrical engineering with Fairbanks Morse Power Systems Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wisconsin.


During his ordained ministry, he served churches in Platteville and Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and Pierre, South Dakota. He was Dean of Gethsemane Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota, during the time of the construction of the current cathedral building. In the Diocese of Arizona he served eleven years as Rector of All Saints of the Desert in Sun City.


Following his retirement from All Saints of the Desert, he served as a part-time Associate Priest at All Saints' Episcopal Church and Day School, Phoenix, Interim Priest-in-Charge of the Church of St. John the Baptist, Glendale, and later as Interim Rector and search consultant at St. Luke's Parish, Prescott, with periods of retirement in between. He serves as a search consultant in the Diocese of Arizona. He is a four-time Deputy to General Convention.


His community involvement includes chaplain of a police department, president of a board of park commissioners, chaplain of the South Dakota Legislature, president of a YMCA, Boy Scout leadership, and president of a Rotary Club.


Canon Clark is a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award from the Boy Scouts of America and the Vigil Honor of the Order of the Arrow, and was awarded the Episcopal Church's St. George Award for service to youth through Scouting. In 2007, he was named by Bishop Smith as an Honorary Canon of Trinity Cathedral and the Diocese of Arizona.


Canon Clark's continuing education is in the area of appreciative inquiry, in which he received a certificate in Clergy and Congregational Coaching from the Clergy Leadership Institute. He received training in interim ministry from the Interim Ministry Network and the Clergy Leadership Institute.


Retirement provides the opportunity for Canon Clark to learn fly fishing, learn to play the bagpipes, and enjoy travel and family. He is a self-proclaimed gym rat, and assists in the Diocese with clergy wellness.


He and his wife, Carol, have two sons and three grandsons. Carol is a native of Wisconsin and a graduate of North Dakota State University, where she earned a degree in Human Development and Education. They make their home in Peoria in the northwest metro area of Phoenix.