Deacon Kate to be Ordained Priest
Saturday, June 13, 11:00 am
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church
The Rt. Rev. Chilton Knudsen to Preside
The Rev. Katherine Salisbury, Associate Rector of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church and transitional deacon, will be ordained to the priesthood at 11:00 am on June 13 in our church. The Right Rev. Chilton Knudsen, Assistant Bishop of Long Island, will preside and preach at the service.
The ordination will be a joyous day for the parish and the culmination of a long journey of discernment for Kate. It marks a great new beginning for her and for all of us at St. Ann’s. It is a special privilege for the church to host an ordination, since these services most often take place at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.
The newly ordained priest will preside at St. Ann’s Sunday morning services, Early Church at 9:30 am and the Holy Eucharist at 11:15 am, the next day on June 14. Preaching at both services is Kate’s longtime friend and a former Associate Rector at St. Ann’s, the Rev. Craig Townsend, who serves at St. James’ Church in Manhattan.
The Rev. Katherine A. Salisbury was sponsored for ordination by the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and began her ministry at St. Ann’s on July 1, 2014, shortly after she was ordained to the transitional diaconate. Kate completed a Masters of Sacred Theology at the General Theological Seminary in New York City in May 2014 and holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the Yale University Divinity School. Kate has served as a Christian educator in Episcopal schools and churches since 2004. For six years, she served as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries at St. James’ Church, Madison Avenue. More recently, she served as Director of Christian Education at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn. Kate lives in Brooklyn Heights with her husband Ian, and daughters Virginia, aged 3, and Jane, born last December.
The Right Rev. Chilton Knudsen has served as Assistant Bishop of the Diocese of Long Island since June 2014. She was the Bishop of Maine from 1997 to 2008 and, since retiring, has also assisted in the Episcopal Dioceses of New York and Lexington. This summer, she will move to the Diocese of Maryland to serve as Assistant Bishop and exercise her gifts in recovery ministries, which are especially needed there at present. We are delighted to welcome Bishop Knudsen to St. Ann’s.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend the ordination of our beloved Associate Rector, Kate, which we are truly honored and excited to host!