New Clergy At St. Paul’s!

As part of our relationship with Christ Church in Warwick, NY, we will be sharing a clergy who will be mentored by Father Jim and support Christ Church 50% and support St. Paul’s 50%.  After searching through many candidates and ultimately interviewing four, the clergy search committee from both St. Paul’s and Christ Church are delighted to introduce you to our new clergy, Deacon Deborah Lee.  Take a chance now to get to know her a little better:

  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The Rev. Deacon Deborah A. Lee graduated with a Master of Divinity degree and Certificate in Spiritual Direction from The General Theological Seminary, and was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on March 4, 2017. Deacon Lee was formerly the Program Manager for Pastoral Care and Community at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City and has been a mental health counselor and educator, both internationally and within the United States. She joined forces with several non-profit organizations around the U.S., including working with refugees for Episcopal Community Services in Arizona, as well as providing mental health therapy for church communities in Colorado.

          Deborah’s international experience brought her to Mexico, working as a program coordinator for BorderLinks, an international leader in experiential education that raises awareness and inspires action around global political economics and social justice. She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Meknès, Morocco, teaching at a school for the visually impaired, and worked in Lima, Perú as a counselor and teacher for the Network of International Christian Schools.

          Deacon Lee holds a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counseling from Colorado Christian University, a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and French from Williams College in Massachusetts, and has studied with the School for International Training in Cameroon. She will be an ordained a priest within the Episcopal Church on September 9, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan. She enjoys photography, singing, dancing, reading, and is a bonafide foodie.

          “I am so very excited to be invited by the people of St. Paul’s, Chester and Christ Church, Warwick to serve alongside them in the next step of the journey! God will do marvelous things in our midst as we pray and worship together and get to know one another in Christ. Know that I am praying for all of you; I know that I am being lifted up in prayer by you as well. Thank you for your faithfulness to the Holy Spirit’s leading, and I look forward to meeting all of you very soon!”

—Deacon Deborah

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