Two Ordained as Pastors Aug. 11
Two women were ordained Saturday, Aug. 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Chelmsford, Mass., to serve as pastors in Massachusetts and Connecticut. New England Synod Bishop Margaret Payne presided.
Pr. Manke, Bp. Payne, Pr. Read
The Rev. M. Kathleen Read has accepted the call as associate pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, Conn. Born in New Orleans, La., and raised in Old Greenwich, Conn., Pr. Read received a Master of Divinity degree in 2011 from LTSP. She graduated from Fairfield (Conn.) University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and spent most of her professional life prior to seminary as a freelance writer and marketing consultant. For the past few years, she has contributed to "NES News,"the weekly online newsletter of the New England Synod. In 2000, she joined First Lutheran Church, West Barnstable, Mass. She formerly served on the Synod Council.