We are one congregation with two worship spaces: St. John's in Eleʻele and St. Paul's in Kekaha. Both churches serve the West Kauaʻi community. We welcome visitors to join our ʻohana for Sunday worship.
The Rev. Kerry Holder Joffrion Called to be the Priest-In-Charge of ECWK (update 1.17.22)
In February 2022, the Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i will welcome Rev. Kerry as Priest-in-Charge. Her ministry will be on a permanent, part-time basis. Kerry+ and her husband Peter Joffrion will soon be making the big move from Alabama to Kaua'i. They have four adult children (including Lilly pictured here during a previous stint at ECWK). Kerry+ has been at ECWK as one of our 'priests-in-residence' several times over the past few years and has made a positive impact on our faith community and the community in general during her relatively short time here. She has been a frequent volunteer at the KANAKA Hawaiian Charter School in Kekaha, where she has earned the title, "Kahu Kerry." The Hawaiian word 'Kahu' is translated as minister or pastor.
They hail from Monte Sano, in the northern Alabama hills near Huntsville. She was raised in the Episcopal Church in Southern Appalachia and baptized in the Toccoa River at church camp at 16 years old. Kerry+ holds a Master's in Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and is trained in clinical pastoral education. She has experience as rector of an Episcopal church in Montana, where she served for seven years with the Blackfoot tribe. She served for eight years as associate rector in Huntsville, AL. She has also been pastor and community organizer for the Interfaith Mission Service in Huntsville.
Rev. Kerry has worked extensively in reconciliation using labyrinth and clinical pastoral practices to assist people who are healing from prolonged trauma. Her non-profit is called Turning Point Group. People who have experienced violence, war, natural disaster, racism have benefitted from Turning Point's healing work. Compassionate care and counseling are her home waters.
We welcome Kahu Kerry and her family with great joy!
OUR ANNUAL MEETING IS JANUARY 30th FOLLOWING THE 10 AM EUCHARIST AT ST. JOHN'S. THERE IS ONLY ONE SERVICE ON JANUARY 30th. PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN YOUR MEETING. SEE DETAILS ON THE ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE.
Worshiping During a Pandemic:
We continue to follow Covid safety guidelines: face masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer, cleaning, etc. If you forget your mask we have extras for you! During communion, wafers only, no wine is offered. Unfortunately, there are no aloha hours till further notice. We offer Holy Eucharist every Sunday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Kekaha, and 10:00 a.m. at St. John’s in Eleʻele.
For now, the monthly Ilokano service is suspended.
We wish you and yours a blessed Epiphany.
From your friends on West Kauai
If you need to speak to one of our wardens or you have a pastoral emergency, please call 808-335-5533 and leave a message. God's blessings to everyone.