Spors began the role online on Feb. 1 and moved to Menlo Park from Virginia in mid-February. Most recently, he worked as assistant to the rector of Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia.
He is originally from Milwaukee and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He received a master's of divinity degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary in Michigan and his undergraduate degree in Anglican studies at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
He worked as a hospital chaplain for several years before he was ordained as an Episcopal priest.
He and his wife Ashley enjoy camping, hiking and outdoor rock climbing, the announcement said.
"The members of St. Bede's are very happy to have Dan on board and look forward to the future with him as our rector," said Sue Sartor, who co-chaired the search committee, in an email.
SamTrans offering free rides to vaccine sites
SamTrans, the San Mateo County Transportation District, is providing free bus rides to COVID-19 vaccination sites for people living in San Mateo County, the transit agency announced last month.
The service is through existing bus routes, and people who are interested in the free ride should let the driver know as soon as they board the bus.
Passengers should plan to show proof of their appointment or a vaccination card, and fare will not be required.
For the county's Redi-Wheels and Redi-Coast paratransit services, riders should show that they will be traveling to the vaccination site at the time they book their reservations.
"As a public agency, it is important to provide our communities with transit-friendly options to vaccination sites that will help ensure equitable access in San Mateo County, especially for vulnerable communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic," said Charles Stone, chair of the SamTrans Board of Directors, in a statement.
Family string trio performs at First Friday
Woodside Arts & Culture's First Friday event for March is truly a family affair: a performance by the Costanza-Fong Family String Trio. The performance takes place online at 7 p.m. on March 5.
The ensemble is set to perform a wide-ranging program of works for string trios and duos.
The Costanza-Fong Family String Trio features parents Debra Fong, violin, Christopher Costanza, cello, and their daughter Isabella Costanza, viola.
Fong and Christopher Costanza are both members of the Stanford University Department of Music faculty. Since 2003, Christopher Costanza has also been a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford's ensemble in residence. Fong is the principal second violinist of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and a first violinist with the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra.
Isabella Costanza is studying for an artist diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
The First Friday event marks a return appearance to Woodside for the ensemble, which performed for a Woodside Arts & Culture concert in January 2020, though this will be their first virtual performance for the organization.
For more information, visit woodsideartandculture.org
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