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It is a time of transition within our Diocese, and we have a new clergy transition to announce.

The Rev. Kate E. Wesch will be joining Epiphany, Seattle, as their Parochial Vicar beginning August 1.

The Rev. Kate E. Wesch has served as Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, Connecticut and been in full-time parish ministry since 2007. Kate is a native of Ponca City, Oklahoma where she grew up attending Grace Episcopal Church. She received her undergraduate education at the University of Oklahoma, majoring in Letters, and holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2007.

In 2007, Kate was named Associate Rector of St. John the Baptist in West Seattle. She then served as Interim Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Holy Spirit, Vashon Island for one year. Kate settled into the role of Associate Rector at Epiphany Parish of Seattle and remained in that position more than eight years. She was elected Rector of St. John the Baptist, West Seattle in 2017, where she brought principles from the College for Congregational Development in order to collaboratively grow the community. In 2021, Kate was elected Rector of St. John’s in Essex, CT where she has focused on revitalizing a growing parish.

Kate enjoys hiking and backpacking. She is married and has two school-aged children.

Please join us in welcoming The Rev. Wesch back to the Diocese, and keep all congregations experiencing transition in your prayers.

Clergy Transitions in the Diocese of Olympia

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