Parish priest with 13 years experience, passionate about building congregations through lively liturgy, youth and young family programs, and the stewardship of God’s creation.
Priest-in-charge, Church of Our Saviour, Monroe, wa ~ 2008-2011
Re-vitalized small, rural congregation through focus on youth and young family ministry. Doubled average Sunday attendance. Planned and facilitated conversations with neighboring Lutheran parish to form federated congregation.
Vicar, Trinity episcopal church, hampton, nh ~ 2000-2008
Re-vitalized small, family-sized congregation, doubling budget and tripling average Sunday attendance. Established Sunday School, youth group and adult education programs. Re-established parish’s mission to the needy through a food pantry, soup kitchen, counseling center, community center, nursing home visitation, and a transportation network for the elderly and disabled. Led growth from a diocesan supported mission to a self-supporting parish.
Associate rector, trinity episcopal church, newport, ri ~ 1998-2000
Served historic, program-sized church with particular focus on pastoral care, youth and single adult ministry. Created parish outreach ministry to area nursing homes. Provided stability and oversight during rector’s resignation and parish’s transition to a new rector.
chaplain, hospice of northern virginia, arlington, va ~ 1996-1998
Served as chaplain in 18 bed hospice house. Provided pastoral care to individuals and their families facing end-of-life issues. Created inter-faith worship services.
Bereavement group facilitator, seacoast hospice, exeter, nh ~ 1992-1995
Created and co-facilitated a bereavement group for young widows and widowers. Facilitated a bereavement group for children ages 5-17 who had experienced significant loss in their family.
Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA, Masters of Divinity, 1995-1998, Kennedy School of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, Certificate, 1997, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, Clinical Pastoral Education, 1996, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, BA - Communications, 1978-1982
Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens, Founding Member, Hampton, NH, 2004-2008, the Commission On Ministry, Diocese of New Hampshire, 2002-2006, CrossRoads House Homeless Shelter, Portsmouth, NH, 2001-2006, Seacoast Interfaith Hospitality Network, Founding member, North Hampton, NH, 2002-2004, Bellevue Nursing Home, Board of Ethics, Newport, RI 1999-2000
The Right Reverend V. Gene Robinson, Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, 63 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301, 800.995.1914, The Reverend Canon Joan Anthony, Canon to the Ordinary, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, 1551 10th Avenue E., Seattle, WA 98102, 206.325.4200, Russell Bridle, Senior Warden, Trinity Episcopal Church, Hampton, NH 03842, 603.926.8694