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 received a warm island welcome on April 24th at St John’s Episcopal Church in Ele’ele as the new Vicar of the Episcopal Church on West Kaua’i. Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick and a host of clergy, congregation and guests welcomed her new ministry at the church with Ho’okupu (gifts), Hula (dance)and Ha’awina (prayer). The new Vicar joins the church in service in Hawai’i and comes from the Diocese of Alabama. Please come by and have a cup of coffee with the new Vicar any Thursday at 322 Mehana Road, Ele’ele.
The Rev Kerry Holder Joffrion is called Kahu Kerry by her beloved students at the Kanaka Ni’ihauan Charter School. She is an M. Div. graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary and has been honored to serve people as priest for over thirty years. This call is no exception. “It is with a grateful heart, I come to Kaua’i,” said Rev. Kerry “to serve the community in God’s love with such fine people at ECWK.”
Rev Kerry Holder Joffrion can be gladly reached for ministry needs at 256-679-3864 (807-335-5534) or at the vicarage at 4556 Auku’u RD, Kekaha 96752.
She hails 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. 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.
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 thank Kahu Kerry and Peter for all the positive things they have already done in their time here since their arrival on February 1st!
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.
It is hoped that the monthly Ilokano service will resume soon. We will inform you of any updates.
Pray for the people of Ukraine and others undergoing suffering around the world.
If you have a pastoral emergency, please call Kahu Kerry+ at 256-679-3854. If unable to reach her, call Bishop's Warden Lynn Barker at 808-634-3531. God's blessings to everyone.