from St Anselms Chapel Center @ USF
My name is Alisa Carmichael. I have been thus far in my life: an English teacher, a librarian, an aspiring writer, an accompanist, and a lifelong church musician. In recent years I have been in the discernment process for the Episcopal diaconate. I was ordained a deacon in December 2013.
I started this blog while I was in field experience at the St Anselm’s Episcopal Chapel Center, a campus ministry of the Episcopal diocese of Southwest Florida on the campus of the University of South Florida. Originally, I hoped to to chronicle our work with campus ministry and to organize my own thoughts and experiences about my deacon training.
In December 2013, I was ordained as a vocational deacon, serving as a chaplain at the USF Chapel Center and at St John’s Episcopal Day School as well as continuing my work as a church musician at St Catherine’s Episcopal Church in Temple Terrace. This blog served as as an archive of my sermon and homily writing for these various positions and a virtual desk for resources I have found useful on the journey.
I am now serving as part-time chaplain at St Anselm’s. I continue my role as church organist at St Catherine’s and sometimes preach there. I am updating the Episco-bulletin once again to reflect my current freelance work in online content management. I hope this will serve as an online portfolio of my past and current projects.
As always, I welcome comments and questions. Thanks for stopping by!