On Saturday, November 11, 2017, Robert Shoup was ordained to the diaconate of Christ’s Holy Church. The ordination was held at St. Patrick’s Church, Brevard, North Carolina. The Right Rev’d Chandler H. Jones took order for the ordination. Mr. Shoup was presented by the Very Rev’d Nicholas Henderson, Vicar of St. Patrick’s Church. In attendance, along with the Shoup family and the congregation of St. Patrick’s Church, were clergy and members from three other area churches. Deacon Shoup will serve as Curate at St. Patrick’s Church.