Kevin Brown ordained, consecrated Delaware bishop

first_img Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Consecrations, House of Bishops, Newly ordained and consecrated Diocese of Delaware Bishop Kevin Brown, left, listens to Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Photo: Diocese of Delaware[Episcopal Diocese of Delaware] It was a joyful day in Dover, Delaware, on Dec. 9, when the Rt. Rev. Kevin S. Brown was ordained and consecrated as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware.Brown was elected on July 15, marking the culmination of a search that began in April 2016, after Bishop Wayne P. Wright announced his retirement.Despite the snow, approximately 750 people attended and participated in the two-hour service, with the theme of “Come, Holy Spirit,” at Delaware State University’s Education and Humanities Theater.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry served as the chief consecrator, and Wright and West Tennessee Bishop Don E. Johnson acted as co-consecrators. The Rt. Rev. Anne Hodges-Copple, bishop suffragan of North Carolina, and the Rt. Rev. Hector Monterroso, bishop assistant of Texas, acted as additional consecrators.The Drum Circle of the Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew signaled the start of the three processionals with synchronized rhythm that immediately set a tone of high energy for the pageantry of the celebration. Accompanied by organ and a tympani and brass quintet, a 112-voice choir, comprising singers from churches across the diocese, swelled in song and heralded the processions of service participants; diocesan, ecumenical, and interfaith clergy; and visiting and co-consecrating bishops.The Rev. Amanda K. Robertson, associate rector at Brown’s former parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, delivered the sermon, which drew appreciative laughter and murmurs of agreement. She also acknowledged her former boss as an admired colleague and true friend.She went on to urge Brown, “Remember your authority. As bishop you will be entrusted with oversight that is intended to be rooted in relationship and respect. Even someone as committed as you are to serving alongside and not over, to uplifting others’ gifts and ministries, and giving credit where credit is due, even you must accept the imbalance of power and authority that will exist in most of your daily interactions. You will need confidantes and counselors who are able to speak as freely as you are.”Echoing the theme, she said, “The Holy Spirit invoked in blessing and consecration is the power by which the raw material of our lives becomes holy. And so it is, that in just a moment’s time, a craft beer- and baseball-loving man from the mountains of North Carolina, a scholar of mathematics and ecumenism, a tree house-building father and fan (along with his younger daughter) of Arcade Fire, will be made a bishop in our Church. Come, Holy Spirit.”Brown was vested with a stole and chasuble, gifts of the people of the Diocese of Delaware; a pectoral cross, gift of his family; and a ring, gift of the clergy of the Diocese of Delaware. He was also presented with a miter, gift of his former parish of Holy Comforter; a cope, gift of the Diocese of North Carolina; and a rochet and a chimere, gifts of the Diocese of West Tennessee, where Brown had also served. Wright presented him the crozier of the Diocese of Delaware.Brown followed the exchange of the Peace with his thanks, saying, “It will take me a while to get used to this hat.” He also commented, “Prayer will change your life if you let it.”On his first Sunday as bishop, Brown attended an evensong service of Lessons and Carols at Christ Church Christiana Hundred in Wilmington.Brown grew up in Asheville, North Carolina, and studied mathematics and psychology at Duke University. He completed his master of business administration at the University of West Florida while in the U.S. Air Force, worked in finance and marketing at FedEx, and launched an investment firm, before earning a master of divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City.Before the election, he served as rector at Holy Comforter, where he led the merger of separate English and Spanish preschools into a single groundbreaking school focused on bilingual education and dedicated to access for low-income and immigrant families. He previously served as rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Paris, Tennessee.Following the election, Brown and his wife, Caroline, an accomplished artist, relocated and now live in Wilmington. They have two college-age daughters.The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware encompasses the three counties of Delaware and includes 9,300 congregants and 34 worshipping communities.— Lola Michael Russell is staff writer for the Delaware Communion Magazine. 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Planting Seeds of Love and Nurturing Growth at Hillsides

first_img On Saturday, March 12th, 2016, the Trojan Affiliates dedicated their efforts to, “Planting Seeds of Love and Nurturing Growth,” with the resident children at Hillsides Education Center in Pasadena. This was done in conjunction with USC’s 5th International “Day of SCervice,” a worldwide effort on behalf of Trojan Alumni to assist and, “give back,” to their respective communities by implementing and participating in select service projects.Trojan Affiliates Day of SCervice Chairperson, Rosanne Berlen, orchestrated a customized art project wherein the children at Hillsides decorated pots in which to plant beautiful flowers and herbs to grow and nurture. This combined art and creativity with compassion for the environment. Rosanne is an active philanthropist and Los Angeles Realtor with the John Aaroe Group. Her enthusiasm and organizational skills truly made the event successful and enjoyable for the children and participants, alike.“For the past 3-years, Rosanne, has worked to support the resident children by sponsoring creative and therapeutic projects for the kids to enjoy and we greatly appreciate her efforts,” stated Laura Kelso, Community Outreach Director at Hillsides. “The execution of these events has brought much fulfillment to the children as they engage themselves in these enlightening projects,” Laura added.“This year’s event was so well-received by the children and it was truly rewarding to witness the joy and pride they experienced as they created their own unique pots and planted their hand-selected flowers and herbs to care for and to nurture,” Rosanne commented.Rosanne’s Co-Chair was Brianna Berlen. Participants included Wendy Pylko of San Marino, Carol Wright of Pasadena, Kandi Wopschall of La Canada, Jack and Janet Orswell of Arcadia, and Alexis Salazar of South Pasadena.Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to improving the overall well-being and  functioning of vulnerable children, youth, and their families. Their vision is to create lasting change in the lives of all at-risk children and youth that they serve. The team at Hillsides provides high quality care, advocacy, and innovative services that promote safe, permanent environments where young people can thrive. Their highly-skilled staff takes a child’s traumatic upbringing or a family’s challenging situation and turns it into an occasion to restore hope. Since its inception 103 years ago in 1913, children have always come first at Hillsides. Comprehensive community-based and residential treatment programs are provided to more than 7,000 at-risk children and families throughout Los Angeles County, including the San Gabriel Valley, Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank. Their expert and experienced practitioners partner with other organizations, community agencies, and healthcare professionals to make Hillsides one of the region’s most respected and trusted organizations.For information on USC’s Trojan Affiliates, you may email Rosanne Berlen at [email protected] or call her at (626) 893-6021. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News Subscribe Community News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.center_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEase Up! Snake Massages Are Real And Do Wonders!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * center column 1 Planting Seeds of Love and Nurturing Growth at Hillsides From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, March 14, 2016 | 12:09 pm 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more