New incumbent for Christ Church Gan and Redeemer Rockport

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Reverend Valerie Kelly as Incumbent of Christ Church, Gananoque and Church of the Redeemer, Rockport effective June 1, 2019.

Valerie graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston with an Honours B.A. She then attended Western Maryland College, receiving a Master of Science degree in Counsellor Education before studying Theology at Huron University College where she received her Masters of Divinity. Valerie was ordained as a deacon in 2008 and later that year to the priesthood. She has served as an assistant curate at the Cathedral Church of St. George, incumbent of the Parish of the Rideau and most recently as priest-in-charge of Kingston North Ministries, including St. Luke’s Kingston, the Good Shepherd Mission and St. John’s Sunbury. She has been an important part of the team focused on the Church of the Good Shepherd/Habitat for Humanity partnership project.

It is also my intention to appoint the Venerable Bill Clarke as Priest-in-Charge of St Luke’s, Kingston, effective June 1. Bill will continue in his appointment as incumbent of St Thomas,’ Kingston. Details are still being finalized regarding a priest-in-charge for St. John’s Sunbury.

Please be assured of our support and continuing prayers for God’s strength and grace at this time.

Yours in Christ’s Service,

Bishop Michael