The Rev. Rowena Kemp came to Trinity in November 2014 from the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry (St Andrew’s, Northford; St James, Higganum; and Emmanuel, Killingworth) where she served as a Presbyter for the past year. Sponsored for ordination by Trinity St Michael’s in Fairfield, CT, Rowena was ordained a transitional deacon in June 2013 and a priest in December of 2013 by Bishop Ian Douglas.
A native of Nassau, Bahamas, Rowena received her BS from the College of Mt St Vincent in Biology, her MS in Clinical Research and her MPH in Health Policy & Management from the New York Medical College School of Health Sciences & Practices. She graduated with a Master of Divinity and Diploma in Anglican Studies from the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in May 2013. While in seminary, Rowena served as a seminarian at Trinity Episcopal Church in Collinsville and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Newhallville.
Besides her ministry in the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry, Rowena served as the Biorepository Manager for the Program of Applied Translational Research at the Yale School of Medicine for the past six and a half years and is currently the chaplain for Girls’ Friendly Society USA.
Rowena comes to us with an open heart and mind; eager to learn and share in Trinity’s ministry. Reflecting on this new ministry, Rowena notes, “I don’t know where this path will take me, but I know God will be with us, and I pray together we will continue to encounter the Risen Savior.”