The Rev. Kate Bryant

bryantHaitiGirlsThe Rev. Kate Bryant has served at St. James’ since 2006, most recently as Senior Associate Rector.  As a priest, Kate loves connecting people to God’s activity in their lives.  She has a passion for evangelism, preaching and pastoral care.  In 2009, Kate was honored with the first-ever Loudoun Interfaith BRIDGES Award for her exemplary efforts to promote goodwill among diverse faiths.

A life-long Episcopalian, Kate enjoyed an active lay ministry for 15 years, first at The Church of the Ascension in New York City (1978-1995), where she served on Vestry and as an usher, and led Stewardship, and later at The Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington NY (1995-2003), where she led Christian Education for Children and Youth as well as the Healing Ministry, and was a Lay Delegate to Annual Convention in the Diocese of New York.

After she chose to leave the corporate sector to respond to God’s call to ordained ministry, Kate served as a lay hospital chaplain in the Emergency Room and Burn Unit at a regional trauma center in Westchester County NY.  She also served as a homework coach and day camp counselor to children aged 6 to 12 at Iglesia Memorial de San Andres, an Episcopal mission church in the Diocese of New York.

A graduate in humanistic area studies from The Johns Hopkins University in 1973, Kate also earned a master’s degree in Slavic linguistics from New York University in 1975.  She then embarked upon a highly successful twenty-year business career in international and corporate banking (including two years in São Paulo, Brazil), advertising and marketing, and corporate communications.

Kate graduated from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in 2006 where she was recognized for her outstanding contributions to worship life at Berkeley with the St. Luke’s Award.  She also served on the Berkeley Board of Trustees.  Kate is a Priest Associate of the Society of St. Margaret, an Episcopal religious community of women located in Duxbury MA.

A native of Washington DC, enjoys long walks with her Portuguese Water Dog, Maggie, well-written films, and the music of Brazil.

You can reach Kate at kate@stjamesleesburg.org.