CLERGY & LEADERSHIP
The Rev. Kerry Holder Joffrion
Vicar of ECWK
Kahu Kerry began serving the Episcopal Church on West Kaua'i on February 6, 2022, joined with her husband, Peter Joffrion, and their pup Pip.
Kahu Kerry has been at ECWK as one of our 'priests-in-residence' several times over the past few years and made a positive impact on our faith community and the community in general during past visits. 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.
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.
The Bishop's Committee 2023
Irene Kawane, Bishop’s Warden
Sal Rivera, Junior Warden
Greg Williams, Clerk
Other non-BC Member Leaders
Ross Barker, Music Ministry
Lincoln Wong, Treasurer
Julie Rentrop, St. John's Altar Guild Chair
Lynn Barker, St. Paul's Altar Guild Chair & Warden Emeritus
Wally Kawane & Peter Joffrion, Sunday School Administrators
If you need to speak to Kahu Kerry+ or you have a pastoral emergency, please call her at 256-679-3854.