Category: Congregational Development

The Laborer is Worthy of Her Pay (Luke 10:7 and 1 Timothy 5:18)

Written By: The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe We are a changing diocese. One marker of this change is in our clergy. According to the Church Pension Group, we currently have 187 priests actively serving […]

Re-Imagining Community Across Racial and Denominational Lines

The Ongoing Journey of Leeds Episcopal Church and Mt. Morris Primitive Baptist Church It all began with the simple act of making an unscheduled stop while driving down the road.  The Rev. Justin McIntosh, rector […]

Raising Up Leaders

Reflection By: The Rev. Deacon Mary Beth Emerson My childhood exposure to women and leadership roles in the church was a mixed bag: many of the Roman Catholic nuns who were my teachers were kind, […]

Breaking New Ground and Paving the Way

A personal reflection on a priest and a friend By: June Huber When I read in “e-Communique” that the Diocese was looking for stories and reflections about women who play “meaningful and important roles as […]

Personal Reflection on Ordination Process

The Rev. Ann Stribling is a 76 year-old, female priest who was ordained in the Diocese of Virginia in 1982 and served until the year 2000. Below she reflects on her journey to the ordained […]