Eleven clergy were ordained during a service on July 10 at Woodlake UMC in Chesterfield. These clergy were Gil Lee, John Conway, Katherine Malloy, Sean Devolites, Ashley Isernhagen, John Obeng, Monica Reynolds, Marti Rigenbach, Mary Sullivan-Trent, Randy Timmerman, and Darlene Wilkins. You can view photos from the event on the conference Flickr page.
You may view the ordination service here.
In a statement, Bishop Lewis shared about the experience.
“Though ordination may have looked very different this year, it was a joy to celebrate our 2020 ordinands and their ministry journeys,” Bishop Lewis said. “You may have noticed I was wearing a face shield and a different set of gloves for each clergyperson because it was important to me to conduct the proceedings as safely as possible. I would like to thank the Center for Clergy Excellence and the Board of Ordained Ministry for their work in creating this meaningful celebration with creativity and safety in mind.”
To view all Virginia Annual Conference pictures on Flickr, click here.