Olga Lucia Alvarez
Olga Lucia Alvarez. Medellin-Colombia was educated by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation. She did USEMI Missionary work with indigenous and Afro communities and was secretary of CELAM Medellin 1968. Formation included religious studies, pastoral ministry, catechesis Superior, liberation theology and an emphasis on popular reading of the Bible. Olga was ordained a priest in Sarasota, FL on December 11, 2010 and a bishop in Philadelphia, PA on September 24, 2015. She accompanies several communities and strengthen the ecumenical base primarily of the itinerant. She works with women convicts and ex ASFADES (Association of Families of the Disappeared), is author of several books and articles in biblical-theological reflection and is a Collective Member of the Ecumenical Bible Scholars.
Toni-Kay has always been drawn to the religious and spiritual aspects of life. During childhood she desired to become a nun. Instead, she married and raised three wonderful children. After her children were grown and married, she discovered a good friend from high school founded the Ecumenical Catholic Communion. It was there she learned women could be ordained as priests! Toni-Kay was later led to the Association of Roman Catholic Priests through the Community of St. Bridget in Brecksville, Ohio. She knew immediately she had found her place in the world among the women priests at St. Bridget and ARCWP! Toni-Kay considers herself to be a contemplative with Franciscan leanings, as she has a love for nature and the environment. Toni-Kay continues to attend Peoples Catholic Seminary as she prepares for her priestly ordination. She works full time as an educational psychologist in an elementary school district in Los Angeles County where she serves the poorest families who have immigrated from Mexico and Central America. It is highly challenging work and has, no doubt, become part of her ministry to the people of God.
Mary Sue Barnett
Mary Sue Barnett is Director of the Women's Center at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. She is a mentor for an ecumenical, feminist peace and justice activist group and co-founder of Louisville Coalition for Women's Human Rights (for the ratification of CEDAW, the United Nations Bill of Rights for Women). She has a Master’s in Religious Studies and Biblical Studies, Mary Sue was Pastoral Director at St. Catharine College, KY. She was ordained priest on December 8, 2013 and serves on the pastoral team of Christ Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community in Louisville, KY. She and her husband have two sons.
Barbara Billey, M.Ed., M.A., D.Min, Windsor, ONT, Canada is a registered psychotherapist and art therapist who gives presence to a wide range of youth and adults. As a priest with the Heart of Compassion Faith Community, she facilitates inclusive liturgies using sacred arts in order to evoke encounters with the Sacred. An urban priest and compassion activist, Barbara is mobilizing citizens to seek adoption of the Charter for Compassion by her local municipal government. Through the Wisdom Women Circles of Compassion Initiative, she supports the empowerment of young women from several faith traditions using creative expression. She was ordained a priest with ARCWP on July 25, 2015.
Michele Birch-Conery, Windsor, ONT, Canada, R.N., BA, MA, PhD (in process), is a former Religious Congregation member and pursuer of Feminist Literary Criticism. She joined Flying Nurses and retired in 2007. On the Status of Women Committee for the Colleges in BC she was instrumental, in obtaining a unified sexual and personal harassment policy. She is deeply committed to advancing an inclusive non-clericalist model of priesthood and in promoting faith communities of gospel equality. Michele was ordained deacon in 2004 (Passau, Germany), priest in 2005 (St. Lawrence Seaway) and a bishop in Philadelphia, PA on September 24, 2015.
Janet Blakeley was ordained an ARCWP Deacon November 1, 2014 and a priest March 5, 2016 in Sarasota, FL. Janet desires to free people of oppressive beliefs that prevent them from fully realizing who they are – the Body of Christ. For this she draws on teaching and spiritual direction. Her academic degrees are in Music and Pastoral Counseling. She has done graduate work in Theology and Church Music. Janet was an Associate Spiritual Director at CRD (Boston). Currently she preaches and facilitates discussions concerning contemporary prophets.
Mary Bergan Blanchard
Mary Bergan Blanchard, a Sister of Mercy for twenty years, was sent to Lebanon and taught in a Palestinian camp. Disturbed by social injustice, she left religious life to teach disadvantaged children in Boston where she also received a MEd in Counseling and Psychology from Boston University. Mary married a widower with five children and together they had another son. Upon retiring in Albuquerque, she served a parish as a Licensed Professional Counselor for eighteen years. She has written three memoirs. Mary was ordained a priest on May 24, 2014 in Brecksville, Ohio, and celebrates liturgy where all are welcome.
Peg Bowen, Support Member since 2012. In this non-ordained position, she provides administrative and logistical skills to the organization and events. Involved with women priests movement since 2006 and parish ministry for more than 35 years, Peg has coordinated ecumenical retreats, directed charismatic prayer groups, chaired the Social Committee providing hospitality for the parish and been a member of Parish Council and an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Peg lives with her husband, Bob, in Northern Virginia and is part of a large and loving family.
Silvia Brandon Pérez was born in Cuba; emigrated in 1960. Her family moved to the Dominican Republic and was evacuated during the civil war in the DR. Admitted to the University of Puerto Rico at 17, she participated in protests against the Vietnam War, racism and vivisection. She is a student of ecumenical theology and Eastern mysticism. Silvia is a homeless and immigration advocate. She fights mass imprisonment and deportation, human rights abuses and environmental depredation. She is a translator and interpreter for social justice issues, mother and grandmother, retired attorney, singer/songwriter. Silvia was ordained a deacon May 25, 2015 and a priest, April 8, 2017.
Sally Ann Steele Brochu
Sally Ann Steele Brochu was born in Canada and is a naturalized American. She is a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who served her local parishes in many capacities. She brings a background in business but it was her ministry as a Board Certified Chaplain since 1992 and Director of Pastoral Care that reignited her long-held desire and call to priesthood. Her Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Emmanuel College, ongoing love of learning and love for all of God’s people are some of the building blocks for service to our vibrant Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community. Sally was ordained a priest on May 23, 2015.
Clare Julian Carbone
Clare Julian Carbone is a former contemplative nun who currently lives in Salt Lake City and loves her work as a Hospice Chaplain. A licensed clinical social worker, she received an MSW degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. She is a committee member of Archetypology of Everyday Life, a Jungian based educational group of clinicians. She is actively involved in Inter-faith dialogue and peace efforts. Clare Julian was ordained a deacon on July 19, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio and a priest on October 18, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Joan serves as support member for both the ARCWP and the Upper Room and is a member of the Maryknoll Affiliates. She is an educator and continues her ongoing education in contemporary theology through all three groups.
Mary E. Collingwood
Mary E. Collingwood has served for over 40 years in church ministry. With an MA in Theology from St. Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Wickliffe, OH, she served as DRE, Coordinator for Marriage Preparation, Pastoral Associate, Director of the Diocesan Pro Life Office and on various boards and councils. Mary and her husband, Rich, continue to be blessed with seven children and are grandparents. Weekly celebration of Eucharist, administering the sacraments, pastoral counseling, and supporting women in ordained ministry is her calling and passion. Mary was ordained a priest in Brecksville, OH on May 24, 2014 and a bishop in Philadelphia, PA on September 24, 2015.
Diane Dougherty is an ordained priest serving in Atlanta. Her church, The Church of the Visitation, prays and collaborates with communities of faith desiring to become prophetic change makers working for equality and justice locally and globally. The many communities with which she works are: Georgia Equality; Carter Center: Human Rights Defenders; Concerned Black Clergy- working to defeat the privatized charter systems; One Billion Rising Atlanta working to end systemic violence against women and girls. End the New Jim Crow, collaborating with churches to assist non-violent offenders as they re-enter society.
Barbara Duff was ordained a priest with the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests in Falls Church, VA on June 22, 2013. She has many interests and a wide variety of experiences, along with several college degrees. She held the titles of Nurse, Nursing Home Supervisor, Assistant Chief Nurse, and Captain (USAF). Teacher, Realtor, Black Belt, Private pilot, Georgia Director of Sisters in Spirit Woman’s motorcycle riders, In her later years, she has followed the call of the Spirit as a priest in the Association of Roman Catholic Priests and serves the homeless.
Abigail Eltzroth has served as a jail chaplain in Saginaw, Michigan, as a pastoral associate on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, and as pastor to two churches in the sandhills of Nebraska. She has a theology degree from the Washington Theological Union. Abigail lives near Asheville, North Carolina where she is forming an inclusive faith community. She was ordained a deacon, October 8, 2016 and a priest, April 30, 2017.
Elena was born in East Harlem NY of Puerto Rican parents. She is a spouse, mother and grandmother. Elena has a Masters Degree in social work from Columbia University and currently practices medical social work in Tampa FL. Elena has been an active member of the parishes she has been associated with and has served in a variety of ministries. Elena’s present ministry is to the homebound and disabled often dealing with end of life issues. Elena is focusing her ministry on bringing the word of God to the marginalized. She was ordained a deacon on March 25, 2017.
Susan Marie Guzik
Susan Marie Guzik, of Eastlake, OH is a widow, mother and grandmother. After her theological studies, she received certification as a Lay Ecclesial Minister in the Diocese of Cleveland. She has volunteered in the diocese as a pastoral minister and has been an active pastoral leader in her parish. For the past 15 years she has been part of the leadership team in the Stephen Ministry program at St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Willowick, OH and for the past seven years served as their Director/Advisor. Susan was ordained a deacon on May 24, 2014 and a priest on June 30, 2018, in Brecksville, Ohio.
Ann Harrington, Greenville NC participated in Centering Prayer, Marriage Encounter, Charismatic Renewal, Cursillo, spiritual direction. She attended many retreats on Creation Spirituality and became a Spiritual Director in 2011. Her marriage of 37 years and her years as mother to 4 sons have strengthened her bonds to God as she founded the Free Spirit Inclusive Catholic Community in 2013. Ann’s gifts are in helping people uncover the God dimension in their lives she would like to help those dealing with depression to experience the God of Unconditional Love. Ann was ordained a priest on July 19, 2014.
Edmund John is a life-long Roman Catholic who believes in the community of equals and all who are called to priesthood being affirmed in their calling. He has spent his life ministering to young people in church ministry and in education. Today he is a member of an inclusive Catholic Community that is a community of equals supporting its members in their service to the local community. He is grateful to the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priest for affirming and recognizing his call to priesthood. Edmund John was ordained a deacon on June 27, 2015 and priest on October 8, 2016.
Nori Kieran-Meredith, M.Div. was ordained in 2005 to the Ecumenical Catholic Church and Metropolitan Community Church, for which she served as half-time pastor until 2010. In 2014, she was ordained to ARCWP and in 2015 incardinated in the International Ecumenical Catholic Church. Nori’s early ecclesial career was spent as pianist/cantor/music director in Southern California parishes. At home with English and Spanish liturgy, Nori is currently a supply priest to two Dignity chapters and anticipates more in the future. In her spare time, Nori is a fire lookout atop Strawberry Peak in the San Bernardino National Forest and an aide for Rim of the World School District.
Jim Lauder is the creator of Life's Circle Ceremonies for All Occasions. He offers inspirational services that are person centered, spiritually meaningful, and based on people’s religious, semi-religious, or secular beliefs. He has over twenty years’ experience in counseling and facilitation. Jim is married to Janine, and they have two Border Collie daughters. “To affirm and inspire the creative potential in all relationships” is Jim’s mission. He is inspired and proud to advocate for justice in our movement.
Rita Lucey, Orlando, FL, married to Dan for 63 years, mother of four and grandmother of nine. She received her BA at Barry University, Miami and her Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University, New Orleans. As a military wife, she volunteered with the Red Cross in military psychiatric hospitals stateside and overseas. During that time she was a CCD catechist then a Religious Education Director and later volunteered with Hospice. In 1998 Rita spent six months in Federal Prison for protesting the training of Latin American troops at Ft. Benning, Ga. She was ordained a priest January 17, 2015 In Orlando, FL.
Jennifer Marie Marcus (Jeni) of Rochester, MI was ordained an ARCWP Priest on October 10, 2015. She is the Pastor of St. Jeanne de Arc Faith Community, Bloomfield Twp. MI. Jeni is a Feminist, Civil & Employee Rights Attorney, and a retired Ford Motor Company Human Resources Manager. She is a former Democratic Party Politician, and presently a progressive political and social justice activist focusing on Liberation Theology, Women’s and LGBTIQ Rights. Jeni has served in many church ministries and is a church reformer .She is also a vocal and theater performing artist.
Eleonora V. Marinaro
Rev. Dr. Eleonora V. Marinaro, ARCWP lives and ministers in Port Richey, Florida through Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction. Her sacramental and liturgical ministry is in two small faith communities, where she provides teaching and healing services. She is the author of The Life of the Spirit: In The Convergent Points of Dreams, Spirituality and Psychology, a book about Jungian psychology and spirituality.
Jim Marsh, Albany, NY, spends the winter months in Florida. After his affiliation with the Franciscans, Jim pursued a career in government and retired from NYS Education. He has experience as Parish Councilor, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, Religious Educator, Youth retreats and Senior activities, as sacramental coordinator for a local DIGNITY chapter and creating/advocating services for all those infected and affected by the AIDS crisis in the early years. Desiring a more inclusive, justice-seeking church he continues to answer the call to “Rebuild my church!” Jim was ordained a deacon on January 17, 2015 and a priest on April 16, 2016.
Maureen Logue McGill was born in New York City and has resided in Florida since 1974. Currently she resides in Pensacola with her husband Gerald. Maureen is a retired Attorney and General Magistrate. She has 2 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren. She holds degrees from St John’s University, New York, NY (B.A.) Catholic University, Washington, DC (J.D.) and Loyola University, New Orleans., LA. (MPS) She was ordained Deacon, Sept. 2013 and Priest, Jan. 2014.
Bridget Mary Meehan
Bridget Mary Meehan, MA, DMin, Bishop ARCWP, a Sister for Christian Community, serves Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota, Florida. She presides at liturgies, officiates at weddings and offers sacramental ministry. Bridget Mary is the author of twenty books. She is currently Dean of the Doctor of Ministry Program for Global Ministries University and co-founder of People’s Catholic Seminary. Her work in communications media include programs about women priests on YouTube. Bridget Mary was ordained a priest in the first USA ordination in Pittsburgh on July 31, 2006 and ordained a bishop in Santa Barbara, California on April 19, 2009.
Lorraine Sharpe Meyer
Lorranine Sharpe Meyer, Casselberry, FL, was ordained deacon on May 23, 2015 and priest on January 30, 2016. She earned both an MS in Nursing and an MA in Theology while working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Geriatrics at UCLA. She was later certified by the Association of Professional Chaplains and the N.A. of Catholic Chaplains. Professionally retired, she continues to volunteer with nursing home and homeless populations and in animal shelters. She will make Eucharistic celebrations and other sacraments available to all.
Debra Meyers has published several books as a professor of history, religion, and women’s studies at Northern Kentucky University. She studied at a Roman Catholic seminary and in 2013 completed a Masters of Religious Studies and a pastoral care certificate. Her ministry focuses on a growing inclusive Catholic community in Cincinnati and she serves single mothers and their children who make up the vast majority of impoverished people in the world today. Debra is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on May 25, 2013 in Cincinnati.
I was born in Paris in 1964. I live between Europe (Spain and France) and South America (Bogota, Colombia) and practice the priestly ministry in those lands where several communities require my services since I became ordained as a deacon in 2013 and a priest in 2015. My education encompasses: languages, literature and theology. I am for a free ecclesial community, open and pluralistic; with no imposed temples or rules, where every person can develop without any obstacles or exclusions of any type. The Beatitudes are my life and mission script. I perceive my ministry as a service of accompaniment of communities and persons to ensure that every person’s gifts bear fruit.
Dena O’Callaghan of Ocala, Florida served as teacher, minister and Associate Pastor in the Dioceses of Detroit and Saginaw, Michigan all her life. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from St. John Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan while being active in the Women’s Ordination Conference and RAPPORT. Dena was ordained a Roman Catholic Woman Priest on Feb. 6, 2010. She and her husband, John, a retired priest, serve the House Church of Mary and Joseph with weekly liturgies in their home.
Miriam Picconi of Palm Coast, Florida, has served the church for over 51 years. She spent 25 years as a religious sister; after leaving her community she continued in leadership positions in Religious Education, Youth Ministry, Retreat Ministry, and all aspects of Parish Ministry. Miriam has an MS in Religious Studies. She co-facilitates a monthly Eucharist in St Augustine, FL, in Palm Coast, FL and ministers as a Hospice Volunteer. Miriam is co-pastor of Inclusive Catholic Ministries which has been established to serve the northeast area of Florida. Miriam was ordained a priest on April 14, 2012.
Joleane Presley works full time at the Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland as a Senior Chaplain in Manassas, VA. Her ministry involves providing pastoral care to patients who are recovering from physical disabilities such as stroke, amputation, head injury and spinal cord injury. She graduated from Duke Divinity School Seminary in 2001 with a M.Div. She has an undergraduate degree in rehabilitation counseling. Joleane has been married for fourteen wonderful years to husband Scott. She is a devoted "fur mommy" to her three terriers! Joleane was ordained a priest on June 22, 2013 in Falls Church, Virginia
Terese Rigodanzo-Kasper, South Suburban Chicago, IL, is both a mother and grandmother who embraces the feminine divine and the mystery of this unfolding ministry. As a newly ordained priest, she waits expectantly for what new opportunities are in store. Terese was ordained a deacon on October 10, 2015 in Detroit, MI and a priest on May 28, 2016 in Tinley Park, IL.
Donna LeMaster Rougeux
Donna LeMaster Rougeux, Lexington, KY graduated from the Lexington Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Masters in Pastoral Studies. She is currently a chaplain for Signature Healthcare in a long term care and rehabilitation facility. Donna is the mother of three young adult children. She was ordained as a priest on June 9, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky and serves the Emmaus Inclusive Community in Lexington, Ky and the Resurrection Community in Cincinnati, OH.
Wanda Lavinghouse Russell
Wanda Lavinghouse Russell of Palm Coast, Florida was a former religious, married. Wanda is a retired Social Worker who has a Master's in Education, Counseling. She has been an active volunteer in RCC ministry most of her life as Eucharistic minister, lector, prayer group leader, RCIA team leader, charismatic healing ministry and prayer team leader. Wanda works ecumenically to bring people of many faiths and backgrounds together. She co-leads a theology reflection group. She is co-pastor of Inclusive Catholic Ministries which has been established to serve the northeast area of Florida. Wanda was ordained a priest April 14, 2012.
Kathleen R. Ryan
Kathleen R. Ryan was married for 45 years to Edward Ryan. He crossed over February 8, 2016. They were blessed with two sons and 5 grandchildren. Kathleen graduated from SUNY Albany degreed in Spanish Education, Religious Studies and a Masters in Social Work. Kathie worked for 15 years with children with emotional illnesses. She currently ministers to families who suffer from grief and loss. Kathie was led by the Spirit to the Inclusive Catholic Community of Albany and is now on its leadership circle creating an inclusive, evolutionary, and spiritual community. Kathie was ordained a priest in Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.
Irene Scaramazza, M.Div.,D.Min was born in western Pennsylvania. She was a Catholic sister for 21 years. Irene has been involved in various ministries: education (teaching and administration); community mental health counseling; preceptor for Doctoral students enrolled in Marriage and Family Therapy program; retreat and spiritual director, hospice chaplaincy, and presider for home church and other local groups in Columbus, Ohio. Irene has a Marriage and Family Therapy certification in Clinical Pastoral Education. She was ordained a priest on May 24, 2014 in Brecksville, Ohio.
Janice Sevre-Duszynska, DMin. was ordained a priest in 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. From teaching ESL to children from around the world she says she learned about the value of nonviolence. A local and national peace activist, she is a former Prisoner of Conscience for the School of the Americas Watch and a former board member of the Women’s Ordination Conference. She completed a Christian Peacemakers Team delegation into the Sonora Desert of Mexico and Tucson in solidarity with Mexican migrants as part of the Migrant Trail Walk. She enjoys writing and is the media representative for ARCWP. She presides at liturgies in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky.
Kathryn is a licensed clinical social worker and president and CEO of The Florida Center for Early Childhood, Inc. in Sarasota, FL. Kathryn has made many contributions to the fields of infant and early childhood mental health and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). She is passionate about social justice and children’s issues. She is an ordained Roman Catholic Roman woman priest, actively engaged in the Association of Roman Catholic Priests (ARCWP), promoting spirituality rooted in social justice and equality for women in the church.
Mary Ellen Sheehan
Mary Ellen Sheehan, MDiv. was ordained a deacon in Feb. 2010 in Sarasota, Florida. A devoted Montessori teacher, she has promoted early childhood education in many states. She is currently living in Tucker, GA. Her ministry experience includes working with abused women.
Dorothy (Dotty) M. Shugrue
Dorothy (Dotty) M. Shugrue worked with families, teens and young adults for more than 50 years. She has advanced degrees in Sociology, Psychology and Ministry. She served as a teacher, college chaplain and those affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Many of the programs she designed and initiated continue today. Dotty was ordained to the priesthood in 2009 and to ARCWP in 2011. Dotty presides at weddings, funerals; performs sacramental ministry and celebrates Liturgy in small groups. A long time resident of Connecticut, Dotty now lives in Bonita Springs, Florida where she continues to minister, as a priest to those in need.
Rosemarie Smead entered a Discalced Carmelite Monastery. Her calling was to use spiritual and psychological skills to those in need. She earned an M.S. in Psychometrics and doctorate in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. She did couples/family therapy/group therapy working with delinquent youth, imprisoned murderers, and former women religious. Rosemarie retired after 26 years at Indiana University. Rosemarie was ordained a priest in Louisville, KY, in April, 2013. She ministers to the mentally ill, students, and families in Kentucky.
Betty H. Smith
Betty H. Smith, Louisville, KY, is a member of Christ Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community. She is a founding member of the Louisville Beginning Experience; a ministry for divorced, separated, and widowed. Betty later served on its International Board. Betty, married to Dr. Amory C. Smith, has 4 children, 3 step-children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She tap dances twice a week, and will be offering support groups to families who have loved ones in nursing homes. Betty was ordained a Deacon in December, 2013.
Marianne T. Smyth
Marianne T. Smyth from Silver Spring, MD, has been affiliated with the Living Water Inclusive Catholic Community in that area. She is a mother of two sons and was a secular Carmelite for seven years. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and has worked with students with learning disabilities and those who were drug and/or alcohol dependent. She has earned four certificates from Global Ministries University in Theology and Scripture. As the primary caretaker for her elderly mother Marianne now ministers to those facing sickness, dying and death. Marianne was ordained priest on May 24, 2014 in Brecksville, Ohio.
Martha Aida Soto Bernal
Martha Aida Soto Bernal is a mother of three children and a grandmother. She was ordained a priest in South America on March 20, 2011. This was the first ordination of a woman priest in Latin America. Martha Aida has advanced degrees in religion and education. Martha is a teacher and counselor. She ministers in two communities. Her pastoral work is the empowerment of poor women.
Mary Theresa Streck
Mary Theresa Streck is a member of the Upper Room Inclusive Catholic Community in Albany, NY. She is one of the founding members of the People’s Catholic Seminary, a seminary without walls (pcseminary.blogspot.com). She earned a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Sage Colleges and a Doctorate in Ministry from Global Ministries University. Mary Theresa was ordained a priest on September 15, 2013.
Kim Turcotte is the pastor of The Seed Faith Community, an Ecumenical Faith Community in Epping, New Hampshire. Kim ministers to those who have left their faith traditions because of judgment and exclusive practices. She welcomes the opportunity to assist others as they contemplate a deeper more meaningful relationship with one’s creator. Kim was ordained a deacon on April 23, 2016 and a priest on October 15, 2016 both in Manchester, NH.
Georgia Walker is from Kansas City, Missouri. She has degrees in Sociology from University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-KC and University of Kansas and taught sociology at all three universities. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Journey to New Life that serves men and women who suffer from addictions, mental illness and chronic conditions as they are coming back from prison. Georgia is a political activist working for justice, equality and peace. She serves on Board of Peace Works-KC. Georgia was ordained a priest in January, 2015 in KC, MO.
Annie Cass Watson
Annie Cass Watson is an Assisting Priest at St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri. She is the first woman priest ever to serve this historic parish. Previously she served St. Mary of Magdala, an RCWP community in Indianapolis, Indiana and the Bloomington Inclusive Community in Bloomington, Indiana, an Ecumenical Catholic Community (ECC). She also helps her husband, Dr. Jimmy Watson, pastor of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ferguson, Missouri, with his pastoral duties. Annie was ordained a deacon on July 13, 2014 in Indianapolis and was ordained a priest on May 15, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.
Mary Weber lives and ministers in Indianapolis, In. She was ordained a priest in July 2014. Mary served the Church as a Pastoral Associate, a Retreat Facilitator and a Nursing Home/Hospital minister for over 45 years. Currently she serves as a volunteer nursing home chaplain and a House Church Leader. As a wife, mother and grandmother, Mary is passionate about lifelong learning, the arts, walking with those who have experienced loss and empowering women. Youth ministry, social work, hospital administration and owning a sales rep company were her professions. Mary is in awe of ARCWP where Sophia serves the marginalized and disenfranchised.
Mary Catherine White
Mary Catherine White, Gorham, NH, was ordained a priest on June 20, 2015. She holds a BS from the University of Maine, and is completing her MTh through Global Ministries University. Mary formerly served as Director of Religious Education and Parish Outreach Coordinator. She currently is a Certified Family Mediator and Guardian ad Litem with specialized training in substance abuse treatment. Mary is part of an inclusive faith community in the Berlin - Gorham area. Mary and her husband, Adam, are avid motorcyclists. Mary has two adult daughters, and one grandson.
Katy Zatsick, Sun City Center,FL co-presides for Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community in Sarasota and monthly in Sun City Center. Katy is an environmentalist, a member of AlAnon available for 12 Step Program spiritual companioning and available for sacramental and memorial services. She is a mother of two and grandmother of three. She has served on the Board of Women’s Ordination Conference and the non-profit board of ARCWP as Treasurer. Katy was ordained a priest in February 2010.
Patricia A. Zorn
Rev. Patricia A. Zorn, M Div is the founder of Sacred Walk Home, A Ministry of Hope and Healing and the author of “Awakening the Inner Ticker of Life.” She is a pastor, inspirational speaker, retreat leader and advocate of meeting people where they are at; offering prayer and encouragement for those seeking a spiritual way of life. She was ordained a priest in 2005 and to ARCWP in 2015, and serves as the ARCWP Webmaster.