The people of the Diocese of Central New York celebrate the following clergy calls and transitions:
Clergy New to the Diocese
Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton has called the Rev. Dr. Katrina L. Grusell as Interim Rector beginning September 16, 2022. Mother Katrina moved from her native Massachusetts to Ellicott City, Maryland in 1993.
A 1999 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary, during her time in the Diocese of Maryland, she has served as Parish Coordinator at Christ Church, Columbia; Assistant to the Rectors and Day School Chaplain at St. Martin’s-in-the-Field, Severna Park; and Rector at Church of the Holy Apostles in Arbutus. Mother Katrina currently serves as Associate Rector for Pastoral Care at St. John’s, Ellicott City and the Episcopal Chaplain at UMBC, supporting college students on their faith journeys and working to end food insecurity on campus. Within the Diocese of Maryland, she serves on the Congregational Vitality Committee.
With a B.S. in psychology and training at the Center for Family Process, she has spent much of her twenty-three years in ordained ministry working with individuals and congregations through the lens of family systems theory. Her doctoral studies at Drew University concentrated in worship, spirituality, and preaching using narrative theology to navigate congregational transitions in a post-modern context. Mother Katrina is also trainer for the College for Congregational Development. She looks forward to living in a small city again and ministering among the people of Christ Church. A basketball season ticket holder at UMBC, she looks forward to more America East Conference basketball at Binghamton University. Her husband, David, will continue to reside in their Ellicott City home. They have two children and two grandchildren.
Calls within the Diocese
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Candor has called the Rev. Pat Kinney to serve as Supply Priest beginning March 1, 2022.
St. David’s Episcopal Church in Barneveld has called the Rev. Naomi S. Sorrwar-Randall as Priest-in-Charge beginning April 15, 2022.
Christ Episcopal Church in Jordan has called the Rev. Meredith Kadet Sanderson to serve as Supply Priest beginning April 24, 2022. Sanderson continues as chief of staff and director of communications with the Diocese of Central New York. Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe ordained Sanderson to the priesthood on April 23, 2022 at Ss. Peter & John Episcopal Church in Auburn, NY.
The Church of the Saviour in Syracuse has called the Rev. Dr. Steven Moore as Vicar beginning May 1, 2022. Moore continues as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Marcellus.
The Episcopal Church of St. Mark the Evangelist in Syracuse has called the Rev. Jon M. White as Priest-in-Charge beginning May 17, 2022. White continues as Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Camillus.
Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe assigned the Rev. Deacon Lynne Walton to serve as deacon for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New Hartford following her ordination to the diaconate on June 11, 2022 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Norwich.
Bishop DeDe Duncan-Probe appointed the Very Rev. Shelly Banner Dean of the Oswego-Northern Onondaga District effective June 15, 2022.
Retirements and Departures
The Rev. Elizabeth Gillett resigned from her ministry with the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Sherburne in April 2022. Gillett continues as Chaplain for St. Margaret’s House in New Hartford.
The Rev. Robert Trache completed his term as Interim Rector with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cazenovia in May 2022.
The Rev. Taylor Daynes resigned from her ministry as Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in Trumansburg in June 2022. Daynes continues as Chaplain of The Episcopal Church at Cornell University.
The Rev. Nelson Gaetz completed his term as Interim Pastor of the Episcopal Church of St. Mark the Evangelist in Syracuse in June 2022.
The Rev. Elizabeth Ewing retired from her ministry as Rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Binghamton as of July 2022.
The Rev. Wanda Copeland retired from her ministry as Rector of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Horseheads in August 2022.