Our seminarian, Kellan Day, was ordained to the transitional diaconate on Sunday afternoon, March 24, on the Eve of the Feast of the Annunciation. Grace Church has had the honor and pleasure of helping Kellan discern her vocation, and pursue studies leading toward ordained ministry.
While some are called to the Vocational Diaconate, Kellan's call to pursue ordination to the priesthood has been affirmed by our diocese. In our tradition, following the ancient pattern of the Church, those who are to be ordained to the priesthood are first ordained to a transitionary period of ministry as a deacon.
Kellan's future placement in ordained ministry has not yet been determined and we look forward to learning where she will serve as a deacon and then as a priest.
We had about 185 people present for the ordination, with about 25 of them being visiting clergy. The music at the liturgy was splendid, as was the welcoming reception following the service.
A special "Thank You" to Mary Baas and our choir for the special music; to John Chrisman for overseeing the preparation and cleaning of the building; and to Liz Batdorf and our Fellowship Activities and Events Team for arranging and hosting the reception.