Jennifer has served as rector of St. Mary’s since April of 2014. Prior to serving as our rector she was the rector of Church of the Epiphany in Rumford, RI. She was educated at Sweet Briar College and Harvard Divinity School before her ordination to the priesthood in 1999. She became a priest following an early career as a teacher. Her priesthood has continued to be a call to follow Jesus in teaching, leading, healing, praying, feasting, and resting. A lifelong Episcopalian, she continues to grow in her love for God and the people with whom she serves.
As rector Jennifer is responsible for the worship and spiritual life of our community as well as managing our resources, campus, and leadership. She delights in welcoming all people to St. Mary’s and supporting them as they connect with God and each other. It is a sincere announcement she makes every Sunday, telling worshipers “you matter here.” On a daily basis, Jennifer is grateful for the gifts God has entrusted to us at St. Mary’s, most especially the community, lay leadership and staff. She is currently training as a spiritual director at the Haden Institute and is a mentor for the Trinity Leadership Fellows Program at Trinity Wall Street.
She has two young adult daughters, Lydia and Bella, a loud, tiny dog named Ari, great friends and a garden, all of which bring her joy!