Mother Anne

Phone: (315) 350-4844 
Office: 9:30 am - Noon
Wednesday & Thursday
or by appointment

The Rev. Anne Wichelns was ordained to the priesthood on June 16, 2007, by the Right Rev. Gladstone B. Adams. She graduated from the Diocesan Formation Program in Central New York. In Sept. of 2013, she joined the Fulton/Oswego Faith Partnership, and was called as  Priest-in-Charge to the Church of the Resurrection on July 1, 2015.  Prior to her ordination, she taught high school English at Indian River High School, in Philadelphia, NY. She and her husband Jerry are co-vicars at St. Andrews Shared Ministry in Evans Mills.

Anne likes to swim, camp, sing, read, and visit her children and grandchildren. She is an Associate of the Sisters of St. Margaret.


This September, our Stewardship Team sent a letter to our congregation, and I would like to share it on this page. Figuring out how to use our time, talent, and treasure -- setting priorities in our life, and planning our generosity to reflect our values -- is important to our spiritual well-being. Supporting our church is one of the ways to make an offering of Thanksgiving for all the blessings we have received.

September 24, 2017

Dear Fellow Worshippers: As we head into fall, many wonderful things are happening at Church of the Resurrection. Sunday School is starting, and we’ve added a new class. Parish Life is working out the details of the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, and the Oswego Players are looking forward to using our Great Hall for an Agatha Christie production.

Behind the scenes, ministries are going on with the help of our church family and helpers from the community: The gardens have been restored, and Blessings in a Backpack, the Prayer and Care Pantry, visiting our shut-ins, and other ministries help us live out our love for God and the command to love our neighbors as ourselves.

As for worship, Altar Guild is working its magic, choir is meeting, worship leaders are offering their gifts each Sunday. All of us, members of one Body, are praising God, offering solace, and reaching out to others through our families, friends, and neighbors. These are the outward and visible signs of God at work in our midst.

We look forward to our church family fellowship events like the Harvest Festival and Cocoa and Carols. Resurrection Readers get together once a month for the joys of reading and sharing, and Bible Study meets once a week. All these activities bring us together in Christ. 

St. Paul tells us in First Corinthians 12:4, Now there are varieties of gifts but the same Spirit.  Let’s make that our Stewardship message for this year.

What we have here at Church of the Resurrection is important – in fact irreplaceable. In a secular world, we are a community primed for God, purposed to love God and our neighbors as ourselves and to pray for God’s will to be done here as in heaven. With your support of time, talent and treasure, we are able to continue to offer our gifts.

Our pledge campaign begins September 24. On Sunday, October 22, we will dedicate our pledges for the new year. As a member of our church family, please take the time to consider your offering of time, talent, and treasure.

Yours in Christ, 

The Stewardship Committee

Resurrection Clergy: We are blessed to have retired clergy Father Jeffrey Knox and Pastor Bruce Schrader at Church of the Resurrection. They are a valued part of the mission and ministry of the church. Pictured from left to right are Mother Anne, Father Jeff, and Pastor Bruce.

Lay Worship Leaders, Eucharistic ministers and visitors, acolytes, lectors, intercessors, teachers, and altar guild members  -- all are  integral to our worship. 

If you are interested in participating in worship leader ministries, please contact The Rev. Anne Wichelns or Rose Rockwell, Worship Chair.