It is a time of transition within our diocese, and we have new a clergy transition to announce.
The Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons has accepted a call as rector of Trinity, Seattle.
The Rev. Sabeth Fitzgibbons grew up in the Diocese of Olympia, primarily at Good Shepherd, Vancouver. She attended Seattle University (BA), and has called Seattle home ever since (even when not living here). After working as a Jesuit Volunteer for a year, Sabeth worked for a few years before pursuing a dual Masters program at Boston College in social work and theology. Returning to Seattle, she developed community initiatives for United Way of Snohomish County before attending the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. Sabeth’s first 10 years of ordained ministry were with congregations in Massachusetts (curate, associate) and NW Pennsylvania (priest in charge). She and her family returned to the Diocese of Olympia in 2016. Sabeth served as interim at Emmanuel (Mercer Island) and St. Hilda St. Patrick (Edmonds) before beginning at Trinity as Priest in Charge in September 2020.
As a priest, Sabeth loves the intersection of our faith and our ‘real’ lives. Learning about ourselves and our faith, living into what we learn, seeking health in our relationships, and telling the good news as we know it – and then repeating the whole circle again – that’s the essence of living our lives of faith. Preaching, pastoring, leading worship, and administrative tasks get Sabeth excited to be in ministry with all God’s people.
Sabeth’s family includes husband Julien, Esteban (14), and Isabella (12). When not attending children’s various school/sporting events or spending time with extended family, Sabeth loves admiring the natural world, eating chocolate (dark is good), reading mindless mysteries, and simple knitting projects.
Please join us in welcoming Rev. Fitzgibbons to her new role in the diocese, and keep all congregations experiencing transition in your prayers.