Rev. Mary Kay Brown
Rev. Mary Kay Brown came to St. David's as rector in February 2009. She attended Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, VA and was ordained a priest in 2008. Mary Kay holds bachelor's and master's degrees in social work, and focused on hospice care for patients and families, and grief counseling and education for the first 20 years of her career.
As a priest at St. David's, Mary Kay is passionate about the love of Jesus and its power to transform our lives, through learning, worship, community building, prayer and outreach. She especially enjoys preaching, teaching and pastoral care – and dancing with the little ones during Sunday worship! She derives great joy from serving at St. David's, watching the Holy Spirit move and dreaming about God's future for this sacred and spirit filled place.
Rev. Mary Kay grew up in a small town near Pittsburgh, PA. She and her husband Mark Boyer met and married in Alaska, where their two children, Dylan and Abby were born. She likes to read, walk, listen to and make music, learn something new, and travel.
Hello everyone, I look forward to getting to know and work with you. My name is Patricia, but I go by Trish. I was born in New York and grew up in Ohio. I am a second generation American and I presently have four children and four grandchildren.
My prior career was with the Army Air Force Exchange. I supported those serving in the military for thirty- five years. Over that time, I lived in many places both in the United States and abroad. My job and responsibilities were extensive and through them allowed me to experience people in many walks of life.
God called me to this journey of ordination to the priesthood in 2015 and find it to be truly a journey of love and great joy. The sanctity of the Holy Eucharist is a driving passion in my learning, remembering that Christ died for us is ever in the forefront of my thoughts. My learning is unending, truly from the time I wake to the time I close my eyes God is revealing to me in people, nature, and learning. I have found two passions in this past year: God’s work through the Holy Spirit in our lives, and the environment. While at seminary I am pursuing both areas of interest to see where they lead me.
God’s peace be with you