Deacons in the Episcopal Church are ordained men and women who are called to serve in particular ministries, such as chaplains, advocates, community leaders and other roles to reach the arms of the church into the larger community.
A deacon serves under the auspices of the bishop and is placed in a particular parish.
We, at St. John's, have been blessed with a number of very exceptional deacons over the years. The Rev. Barbara Crampton came to us from the diocese of Albany when she and her husband and daughter moved to town. Her leadership helped found the Hospitality House and the Thomaston Food Pantry among many other callings.
The Rev. Deborah McKean, was ordained deacon from St. John's and served with us, especially focusing on our ministry with Haiti and the schools we supported there.
The Rev. Sheila Seekins, who has been a mental health advocate, and nurse was a deacon with us as she prepared to transition into the priesthood.
We are currently blessed with the Rev. Robert Laite, who was ordained deacon at St. Thomas' Church in Camden and is now serving with us.
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