Grace Episcopal priest retires after 30 years

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By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]

Father Robert Malm, who celebrated 30 years of ministry at Grace Episcopal Church, retired on Sept. 27, according to Amy Medrick, parish administrator at Grace Episcopal Church.

Malm celebrated his time at Grace Episcopal at a special reception on Sept. 27. The reception was followed by a Sunday morning service presided over by Bishop Peter Lee, former bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, according to Medrick. Mayor Justin Wilson attended and spoke in recognition of Malm.

At a parish-wide brunch, the different ministries of the church presented gifts to Malm, and Grace Episcopal renamed its Narthex, a symbolic architectural element of certain churches, in honor of Malm.