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April 26, 2021

Upcoming Ordinations in May


An ordination is not simply a celebration for the ordinand and his or her family, friends and church, it's a solemn, yet joyful event the entire church universal can celebrate. If you are unable to be physically present at these ordinations we ask that you put the date on your calendar and remember to pray for each of those listed below, for their ordination and for the ministry to which they are called.


Jeff Bennett

May 1, The Cathedral of St. Luke & St. Paul, Charleston

Jeff BennettGod willing, Jeff Bennett will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 at the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston. 
 
Jeff is a graduate of the Citadel and has spent the last three years earning an MDiv. at Duke Divinity School. He came to know the Lord through Young Life and his ministry began with Young Life in Charleston while attending the Citadel. While at the Citadel and while seeking to introduce the lost to Jesus Christ through Young Life, Jeff discerned a call to ordained ministry through Saint Alban's (under the mentorship of the Rev. Rob Sturdy).
 
Jeff is married to his best friend, Macall, who he met while doing ministry with Young Life in Charleston. He is passionate about winsomely proclaiming the Gospel in an age and among a culture that is hungry for God. Following his studies at Duke, he will undertake a PhD in New Testament and Christian Origins at the University of Edinburgh.

 

Laura Bowman

May 5, Grace Anglican Parish, Little River

Laura BowmanGod willing, Laura Bowman, a member of Grace Anglican Parish, in Little River, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 at Grace Anglican Parish at Wampee United Methodist Church, 9911 Highway 90, Little River. Clergy are to wear red stoles. You are asked to RSVP to weembracegrace@gmail.com.
 
Laura spent the first 41 years of her life in Pennsylvania where she and her husband Tom were both PA State Troopers. They moved from suburban Philadelphia to North Myrtle Beach in 2002 when she retired (after 20 years of service). Her husband, Tom, died in 2014, following a long battle with cancer. After his death, Laura became active at Grace Anglican Parish. She currently serves as Chapter President of the Daughters of Grace Chapter of the Daughters of the Holy Cross (DHC) and she is also a Cursillista. Laura has a B.S. degree in Organizational Leadership from Penn State (2016) and an MDiv degree from Trinity School for Ministry (2020). Currently, she is completing a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as a chaplain intern at Roper/St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, and at Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy. While in Charleston, she is living on James Island and attending St. James Church.
 

 

Taylor Daniel

May 23, St. Michael’s Church, Charleston

Taylor DanielTaylor Daniel, who serves as the Director of Student Ministry at St. Michael's Church, Charleston, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 23 at St. Michael's. Clergy are to wear red stoles. 
 
Taylor was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Prior to joining St. Michael's staff he worked in college ministry with Reformed University Fellowship in Virginia. He earned his MDiv at Covenant Seminary in Saint Louis. He has a passion for connecting students to the riches and fullness of the Church tradition found in our own Anglican heritage. When he’s off the clock, Taylor enjoys singing, reading, soccer, poetry, dinner with friends, and his torturous relationship with his beloved Memphis Grizzlies. 
 
 
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