A Fond Farewell and a Warm Welcome

After seven successful years as our Rector, Mother Elizabeth announced her retirement earlier this year. Her last Sunday at Christ Episcopal Church was July 31st.

Thanks all of you who submitted photos and written cards to be included in Mother Elizabeth’s memory journal. Her final service was beautiful and the reception enjoyed by everyone. Many thanks to all who planned, prepared, and participated in making this possible.

We wish Mother Elizabeth and Ted all the best as they continue on their life’s journey!

The Vestry is happy to announce that Mother Katrina Grusell will be our Interim Priest on a full time basis as we start our journey to find a successor to Mother Elizabeth. Mother Katrina brings with her a broad range of experience and the necessary skill set to support and guide us during this transitional period.

Hailing from Ellicott City in Maryland, Mother Katrina’s leadership is grounded in worship, scripture, and intentional relationship as we proclaim Christ’s love in Word and action.

Experienced in all size congregations, Mother Katrina facilitates teamwork that identifies & supports common goals. She fosters the creation of sacred spaces that assist individuals to mutually understand differing perspectives and focuses on wellness in systems to build on strengths.

As Administrator/Associate for Pastoral Care, John’s Episcopal Church, Ellicott City, Maryland; 2017-2022, Mother Katrina rejuvenated pastoral care programs. She designed structure to support comprehensive pastoral care for a resource size congregation; recruited, trained, & encouraged leadership and nurtured community partnerships. She is a liturgical leader, preacher, pastor & spiritual guide.

Mother Katrina is married to David with two children and two grandsons, enjoys Pilates, hiking, yoga, watching basketball and movies.

We look forward to welcoming Mother Katrina Grusell to Christ Episcopal Church on Friday, September 16th!

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