I am delighted to announce that the Rev. Catharine Reid has decided to join our congregation, and I have invited her to be a Priest Associate. Catharine will occasionally preside and preach at our various worship services. I am delighted to welcome her to our staff as a volunteer. She will be away from time to time with assignments in other congregations, but St. Dunstan’s will be her home parish. She will preach for the first time on Sunday, February 7th.
The Rev Catharine Reid grew up outside Philadelphia, PA. She attended Smith College in Massachusetts, and earned an MSLS degree from Villanova University. She then moved to England where she was a member for two years of the Lee Abbey community, a lay Christian community which runs a holiday and conference centre on the north coast of Devon. From there she went on to study at Trinity Theological College in Bristol, England and earned her MDiv degree from the General Theological Seminary in New York City.
Following seminary, for six years she was a member of the Order of St. Helena, an Episcopal religious community for women. It was as a member of the order that she first came to live in Seattle.
A longtime member of St. Paul’s, Seattle, she was sponsored by them for ordination and was ordained to the priesthood in October 2011. She initially served as associate at St. Clement’s, Seattle, and then for three years as an associate at St. Luke’s, Renton. In 2014, in addition to serving at St. Luke’s, she took on the role of Associate for the 5:00PM liturgy at St. Paul’s, and in early 2015 became their Priest-in-Charge until the arrival of their new rector at the end of September.
In addition to her work over the years, she has volunteered at Virginia Mason Hospital, Chicken Soup Brigade, and in the Diocese of Olympia archives. She currently sings with the Seattle Bach Choir, gardens, rows with Conibear Rowing Club, and works on her 1906 house. Her five year old Westie, Brodie, is a constant companion.
Please join me in warmly welcoming Catharine to St. Dunstan’s Church.
Yours in Christ,