In November 2007, the Traverse City Prayer Group began to pray for a new Anglican Mission in Traverse City, Michigan. Fr. Dave Linka, Rector of New Life Anglican Church, Petoskey, MI, served as priest and mentor for the group.
Through the New LifeAnglican Church newsletter, Fr. Kurt and Jo-Ann Henle became aware of the need for a church planting pastor and began communicating with Fr. Dave in March of 2008. After a period of prayer, discernment, and visits with the Prayer Group, Fr Kurt and Jo-Ann were invited and moved to Traverse City in late October 2008 to begin the work of planting the new AMiA Church in NW Michigan.
On Nov. 5, 2008, the church voted to adopt the name All Saints AnglicanChurch to reflect a welcoming attitude for this new branch of Christ's Body, open to all people.
The first Informational Meeting and Evening Prayer took place on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009, and was attended by more than 40 people. The Gathering opened with prayer and the singing of "The Church's One Foundation is Jesus Christ her Lord". Fr. Dave Linka, Rector of New Life Anglican Church in Petoskey, and Fr. "Doc" Loomis, Canon Missioner of the AMiA then spoke of the mission imperative for Anglicans everywhere, while Fr. Kurt Henle spoke his hopes for the Anglican ministry for Traverse City. After several questions, the Gathering concluded with the Service of Evening Prayer, the hymn "Now thank we all our God" and a Reception. More pictures of the event are shown on through the link on the sidebar.
All Saints Anglican Church co-sponsored the Traverse City Ecumenical ThanksgivingService on Monday evening, November 23, 2009. This annual event was organized by Rabbi Albert Lewis, Rabbi for Congregation Beth-El, and held at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Jane Lippert is Pastor. Speakers included Sister Katherine Murphy from St Francis Roman Catholic Church, the Rev. Dale Ostema and Chris Lane from Central Methodist, the Rev. Brett Spalding from First Christian, and Reb Seth Castleman from Congregation Ahavat Shalom, in addition to the sponsoring pastors. Music was provided by several groups from the participating congregations. The Service was followed by a time of refreshment and fellowship.