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While we begin the search for an Interim Rector, we are pleased to welcome the Reverend William Coates who will lead our Sunday and Thursday services in July and August. Bill lives in Ho-Ho-Kus a short walk from St. Bartholomew’s. He filled in for Dan Kreller one week in September 2006.

In Bill’s words: I was raised in California, attended UCLA. I graduated in 1959 and spent two years in the army. I went to General Seminary in NYC and graduated in 1964. I spent the next 15 years as a university chaplain (Hampton Institute in Hampton, VA; University of California, San Diego; University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee). I was then rector of Church of the Redeemer in Pittsburgh (1978 - 1985). I then came to the diocese of Newark and spent 14 years as rector of St. Clement's, Hawthorne, after which I retired. Before and after that I have been an interim in 6 parishes. Presently I am helping out at Christ Church, Ridgewood.

I have a son, John (pilot for American Airlines) living in California and a daughter, Sara (teaches in Hillsdale). I am married to Deborah the joy of my life. I have a dog and am an avid baseball fan (LA Dodgers). 


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