BY DORIS B. TRUHLAR
The recently-consecrated Bishop for the Episcopal Church in Colorado, the Rt. Rev. Kimberly (Kym) Lucas, recently visited Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial, where she led the service and preached the sermon to a full house.
In an interview with The Villager, Lucas stated that her vision for the Episcopal Church during the coming years is “for an active, living church, making a difference in the community.”
Lucas also said that she likes to “remind people that the Episcopal Church was born out of revolution.” Lucas is the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado.
Lucas was rector of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., from January 2012 until this year. Prior to that, she was the rector of St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2005 to 2011.
She grew up in Spring Lake, North Carolina, and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in biology from Wake Forest University. She earned her Master of Divinity, in the New Testament, at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
The Bishop and her husband, Mark Retherford, have four children. She succeeded the Rt. Rev. Robert O’Neill, who served the Colorado church for 15 years. The Episcopal Church in Colorado was established in 1887, and has about 30,000 members in 96 churches and missions in the state.
Lucas was ordained and consecrated as the new bishop of the Episcopal Church in Colorado on May 18 at Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver.
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