About Us

Church of the Resurrection was formed in 1986 as a merger between two mission congregations, Saint Barnabas’ Church in Nicholasville, and Saint Gabriel’s Church in (south) Lexington. Bishop Don Wimberly invited the congregations to unite their mission efforts and form a new church in a new location, and they accepted, adopting the name “Resurrection” as symbolic of their rebirth as one church.

Services were first held in the newly-erected building on Easter weekend 1987, under the leadership of The Rev. Bruce Boss.This first service was the realization of a dream as many worshipers from throughout the Diocese of Lexington squeezed into the antique pews purchased from the old Cardome Academy in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The building won several design awards and honors: Chapter of the American Institute of Architects picked the church Architectural Design Awards in 1987; and the Kentucky Stonemasons honored the artistry of the construction.

The congregation has grown significantly since those days, reaching parish status in 1996 under the leadership of The Rev. Jan Cottrell, whose tenure at Resurrection began in1993 and ended in 2014.

On July 6, 2015, the congregation welcomed The Rev. Margaret Shanks, our new Priest-in Charge.

The Vestry has adopted a Mission and Vision Statement for the parish. Click here to read it.