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God willing and the People of God consenting
The Rt. Rev. Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia will ordain  
Eliacin Rosario Cruz,
Jeffrey Robert Sharp and Michael Alfred Wright
to the Sacred Order of Priests.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM
St. Mark’s Cathedral, 1245 Tenth Avenue East, Seattle, Washington 98102

Your prayers and presence would be a blessing
Clergy – White stoles

Reception following
Childcare will be provided beginning at 6:45 PM

Eliacin Rosario Cruz was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He moved with his wife Ricci and his daughter Catie to Washington State in 2005. Previous to moving to the Pacific Northwest he served as Program Director/ Youth Worker at Campamento del Caribe, a retreat and conference center in Puerto Rico, for 10 years. He has been part of the staff at Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral and served as lay pastoral leader at Church of the Apostles in Fremont. He finds glimpses of God’s Kingdom in potlucks, street art, gardening, a good listening ear and in the taste of good bread. Eliacín and his wife Ricci Kilmer were married in 2000. They have 3 kids, Catie, Gabriel and Elías. In July, Eliacin will begin his curacy at St Luke/San Lucas, Vancouver.

Jeffrey Robert Sharp has served as a pastor, missionary, theological educator/consultant in another denomination. Most of his ministry has been in San Francisco, Vancouver, BC, and 17 years in Hong Kong. He has also served as a pastoral consultant and in leadership/theological development in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia. He is married to Dr. Connie Sharp, a licensed Psychologist. They have two adult children (Joy and Nathan) and three granddaughters. Jeff and Connie are currently attending and serving at St. Andrew’s, Tacoma and in their spare time enjoy exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Michael Alfred Wright along with wife, Kathy, returned to the inspiring beauty of the Northwest in 2008 – Longview, Washington. Michael began worshiping at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, returning to the Episcopal faith of his youth. Ordained prior in another faith tradition, Michael began a discernment process to seek the leading of the Holy Spirit which has resulted in his ordination to priesthood. Michael is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains employed full time as a hospital chaplain at St. John Medical Center in Longview. Michael has two adult children, Joshua and Nicole.

Ordination to the Sacred Order of Priests

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