Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, NCC Interim President and General Secretary. offers a Pastoral Letter after the lives of children and teachers were taken by gun violence in Uvalde, Texas. She traveled to the community on June 4, 2022 to provide a ministry of presence as they experience unspeakable tragedy following the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. During the visit, Bishop McKenzie attended the morning worship service at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, June 5, 2022, where Rev. Dr. Michael K. Marsh is the rector.