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May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ordinations are joyful celebrations – and not just for those being ordained, but for the entire Christian community. We celebrate together the faithful response of an ordinand to God’s call, the setting apart for a particular ministry, and we pray together that the ordinands may be filled with grace and power as they are made a deacon (or priest) through the laying on of hands. Let’s fill the Cathedral on May 25!
Luke grew up in Goose Creek, South Carolina and received a BS in Computer Information Systems from the College of Charleston. He joined the Anglican tradition after graduating college, attending church at St. Paul’s in Summerville. He left St. Paul’s to help plant St. Timothy’s in Cane Bay. He worked for Blackbaud for 10 years before moving to Ambridge to get his Masters of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry. He is married to Jennifer, and has a son named Oscar (6 years old) and a daughter named Marcie (1 year old). He is excited to be returning to South Carolina and having the opportunity to stay involved with the community at St. Timothy’s in Cane Bay.
Will grew up in the Charleston area. He began attending St. Michael’s in high school and college. It was there that he was drawn to the Anglican tradition after growing up in the Methodist Church. He double majored in chemistry and marine science at the University of South Carolina and spent several years pursuing a career in environmental toxicology before answering a call to vocational ministry. He has served as the youth minister at Christ Church in Mount Pleasant and as the Summer Camp Director at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. He plans to return to the Lowcountry to plant St. Aidan’s of the Sea Islands on Johns Island. Will is married to Sara and they have two children, Elizabeth (8) and William (5).
Newman wasn’t sure where home was growing up in a military/ministry family but came to Charleston in the fall of 2002 when he began college. Throughout the years since coming to Charleston he has worshipped at St. Michael’s where he met his wife, Trish (Sosnowski) Lawrence. During several mission trips and two years spent in East Africa, Newman began feeling a call into ordained ministry. Newman graduated from The Citadel in 2006 with a BS in Education (Social Studies) and graduated from Trinity School for Ministry with his Master’s of Divinity on May 11. He has accepted the call to be a curate at the Church of Our Saviour on Johns Island. The term “curate,” refers to a priest who is in their first post after ordination to the transitional diaconate and then to the priesthood. Newman, Trish, and their 18 month twins, Hank and Huck, are looking forward to their time at Church of Our Saviour on John’s Island.
Corey grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, where he came to faith through the ministry of his family, St. James, and Camp St. Christopher. Having graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Chemistry, Corey was working as a Research Assistant at MUSC when the Lord called him to Church of the Good Shepherd, where he spent seven years in ministry before entering the ordination process. He graduated this May with a Masters in Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry, and this summer he will join the staff of St. John’s Church, Florence. He and his wife, Cory, have two children, Grace (3), and Ford (8 months).