We are delighted to welcome guest priests scheduled as celebrant each Sunday throughout the summer of 2019. The list includes two of our all-time favorites, the Reverend Margaret H. Taylor (priest associate) and the Reverend Bill Blackerby (former interim rector pictured at left with Deacon Clyde Pearce).
An Air Force brat, Maggie Taylor traveled extensively throughout the U.S. as well as Germany, Japan, and India. As an adult, she lived in Taiwan for 15 years, and Asia is her lifelong passion. She received her undergraduate degree in religion from Colorado College because women were not yet ordained in the Episcopal church. For five years she worked in youth and college ministry, then moving to Taiwan with her first husband where she continued in youth ministry, teaching, and cross-cultural training. When she and her husband separated, she completed her M.A. in counseling at Fairfield University in Connecticut and returned to Taiwan for five more years. In 1987, she went to General Seminary in New York City. She served as Assistant to the Rector at Nativity, Huntsville, for four years, then was called to Birmingham as founding rector of Holy Apostles, Hoover. She was there for 17 years and retired in 2011. Her husband Charles, who died in 2013, was also a priest, and after retirement he supplied a number of times at St. Catherine’s.
Deacon Clyde was ordained as a vocational Deacon in October 2004 after four years of Education for Ministry (EFM) and two years of diaconate school. He attended The Church of the Epiphany in Leeds, Alabama for 24 years. Then, he served at Epiphany for four years as Deacon before transferring to help start St. Catherine’s. He is a retired contractor and is married to Charlie (Carole), with two children, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Clyde and Charlie are very involved with Kairos Prison Ministry, Cursillo, Camp McDowell, and the Special Session at Camp McDowell.