June 27, 2017 St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis

God willing and the people consenting

The Right Reverend Brian N. Prior will ordain


To the Transitional Diaconate:

Jennifer Allred, Tim Kingsley, Julie Luna and  Jon Spinillo Grzywa 

To the Priesthood:

Stephen Gheen and Craig Lemming


Tuesday, June 27 at 7 pm

St. Mark's Cathedral

(519 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403)

The ordination of these candidates to the diaconate and to the priesthood reflects the abundant ways the Holy Spirit has been moving faith communities in Minnesota to join in the work of God in their neighborhoods. The individuals who will be ordained represent not just their own willingness to respond to God’s call to join in that mission, but also the conversations, prayers, practices, service, sweat, friendship, conflict, change, and growth of all the baptized people of ECMN’s faith communities.

In Minnesota, we see the primary function of Deacons and Priests as those who are sent out to look for gifts in others and then nurture those gifts in order to engage in God’s mission in an ever-changing world. Every member of the church is a minister, from the three-year-old coloring in the pews, to the silver-haired faithful, to the teens on the mission trip, to the adults who gave up a week of vacation to accompany them. Through baptism, we are all ministers, uniquely gifted to participate in God’s love for the world. 

Whether you’re being ordained, are a friend, family or faith community member of someone being ordained, a clergy member, or someone interested in celebrating the growth of individuals and leaders in Minnesota, we welcome you to come.

All clergy are welcome to vest and process. Please plan on wearing red stoles and arriving by 6:15 and gathering in the Heritage Room.

*Please note, there will be road construction on highways leading to St. Mark's Cathedral.  Please leave adequate time to navigate construction and find parking.  

Join the Ordination Choir

You are invited to sing in the choir, under the direction of Chad Smith, by joining in the rehearsals listed below.

Rehearsal: 7 - 8:30pm on Monday, June 26 in the sanctuary at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral. Gather on Tuesday, June 27 at 5:30 at St. Mark's in the Whipple Chapel (Choir Room). 

Bring a choir robe and music folder from your faith community if you have access to them; if not, street clothes are fine.

To participate, please RSVP to Chad Smith (chad@stjohns-mpls.org) : please indicate your home faith community, and whether you will be able to bring a choir robe and music folder.