William Lupfer, rector of Manhattan church with billions in assets, resigns for 'Sabbath rest'

By The Christian Post

The Rev. William Lupfer, rector of Trinity Wall Street, rings the Bell of Hope in the churchyard of the historic St. Paul’s Chapel which forms part of the Episcopal Parish of Trinity Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City, on September 11, 2015. | (Photo: The Christian Post/Leonardo Blair)

The Rev. William Lupfer, rector of the land-rich, Trinity Wall Street Episcopal Church in Lower Manhattan that boasts a diverse investment portfolio worth $6 billion, resigned from his post with a plan to follow his dreams “like the Holy Family.”

 Lupfer, 59, who has served in the role since 2015, resigned from the more than 300-year-old church noted as the richest Episcopal church in the world, in a brief letter on Jan. 3, according to Episcopal News Service.

“After five years of intensive work together with the Vestry, staff, parishioners, and our other stakeholders in the community and around the world, Kimiko and I have come to the decision to step away for a time, resign as Rector of Trinity, and enjoy some Sabbath rest to open our hearts to God’s call for the next chapter of our ministry together,” Lupfer wrote in his three-paragraph resignation letter, cited by The Living Church.

Source:The Christian Post