ECWK is serving as a "sabbatical site" in which a priest offers Sunday services at St. Paul's and St. John's, and emergency pastoral care in exchange for living in a furnished vicarage (which was recently refurbished), and having a vehicle to drive. This ministry began in January 2012. ECWK prefers that priests stay for at least two months. For more information on serving short-term with ECWK, visit the Diocesan website HERE.
Rev. Kerry & Peter Joffrion
Kahu Kerry is with us in June & July
Rev. Kerry Holder Joffrion is returning to St. John’s and St. Paul’s ECWK Ohana in June with grateful anticipation of the gift of another time of good ministry together. This is her third time with us at ECWK. Kahu Kerry’s ministry has been as a parish priest in Montana and the deep South with specialty ministries in pilgrimage, labyrinth, community building, reconciliation, and healing. She has been a priest for twenty-nine years this June. Kahu Kerry appreciates the gentle kindness she experiences with the ECWK towards others in Christ. Rev. Kerry is married to Peter Joffrion who is a servant leader, a retired city attorney and now legal consultant for government. They have four adult children and live in a log cabin in the mountains in Huntsville, Alabama. Kahu Kerry graduated from Princeton Seminary M. Div. and lived among the Blackfeet for the first period of her ordained ministry. In her ministries she has, with God’s help, pioneered healing programs for addiction, culturally relevant programs for racial reconciliation, disaster and relief chaplaincies, founded a non-profit addressing people surviving prolonged traumas, and established a southern center for reconciliation through Trinity Grants, Trinity Church New York. She is a contemplative leader, storyteller, and comes from a long line of healers through her Grandmother. Rev. Kerry’s ministries involve clinical pastoral practices with people who have experienced division, and she embraces outreach in community, pastoral care and celebration. Compassionate ministries are Kahu’s home waters. She finds God’s beauty in the peoples, lands, seas, and skies of Kaua’i and feels grateful to be here. Kahu is a hiker and walking enthusiast. Rev. Kerry will be with us through the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost on July 25, 2021.
Rev. David & Susan Englund
with us in August & September
I am Fr. David Englund, my wife is Susan, and we look forward to being with the Ohana in West Kauai again. We were there three years ago and look forward to re-uniting with everyone. I am 71 years old and a retired priest in the Diocese of Northern California. I do 'supply work' at different congregations in the Diocese. In 2019, I also did interim supply at All Saints, Kapaa on two occasions for a total time of 8 months. The Covid pandemic prevented us from coming back to Kauai in 2020, and we look forward to returning to ECWK. Susan and I have four lovely daughters and eight wonderful grandchildren. They keep us very busy. We reside in Palermo, California (about 65 miles north of Sacramento). We enjoy many things in our retirement - hobby farming, traveling, cooking, reading, making music, and dining with friends. I have never been bored in retirement. I love being a priest, enjoy preaching and celebrating at the altar, and meeting with God's people. Above all, we seek to follow Jesus in all that we do. We give thanks to God for a wonderful life.
Aloha, Father David
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