Monday, January 11, 2021, the Reverend John Stephens arrives at the Synod Office for his first day on staff as Bishop Co-adjutor-elect.
Apparently he didn't have trouble finding the place.
In this photo we see Reverend Stephens signing in as part of the Synod Office COVID-19 protocols.
When asked to share a few words about his first day, Reverend Stephens said:
My first day in a new office. What a delight to come to the Synod Office this morning! I must say that it felt very odd to pull up to a different parking space than I have used for the past five years. When I came in, to see my name on the office door and some of my belongings put in place was incredibly welcoming! Great to see lots of familiar faces as well. I am very happy to get this time of transition started. Archbishop Melissa has been incredibly helpful, supportive and gracious in helping me begin, as we will work together now until February 28. I am so pleased to be here!