Posted on December 9, 2008
ImageOn Saturday, December 6 (the feast of St Nicholas of Myra), the Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus ordained seven women and men to the priesthood and one woman as a vocational deacon. Andrus also received one man as a priest from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The Rev. Sue Singer, assistant professor of Ministry Development at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, preached.

Back row
Sr. Lynne Sharp, CSF; Stephen McHale (Olympia); Albert Pearson; Michael Barham
Front row
Johnnette Shane; Michael Hiller (received from ELCA); Elizabeth Welch; Mary Hinse (Vocational Deacon)
Not pictured
Aristotle Rivera (Albany)