Left to right: The Reverends Todd Thomas, Rachelle Sams, Yoimel Hernandez, Jenifer Gamber, and Tim Kennedy
All photos by Donovan Marks
On Saturday, June 15, Bishop Mariann ordained Jenifer Gamber, Yoimel Hernandez, and Rachelle Sam to the sacred order of priests and Tim Kennedy and Todd Thomas to the sacred order of deacons at Washington National Cathedral. In her sermon, Bishop Mariann told the ordinands:
You have been called to spiritual leadership…in a time of what some call adaptive change. [M]any of the challenges we face…surpass our current capacities and skills. So we must learn new skills, new practices, new ways of being ourselves in order to become–by grace and hard work–leaders capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities before us and helping others do the same.