The Rev. Carolyn Coleman accepted the call and became St. David’s new rector in October 2016.
“It is with great joy, excitement, and grateful hearts that the Vestry has called Rev. Coleman to be our new rector,” said Senior Warden Daryl Wilkinson. “Throughout the search process she demonstrated the ability to fulfill our three requirements of good preaching, an affinity for pastoral care, and a sense of humor, along with grace, intelligence, and genuine discernment.”
Carolyn’s first day in the church office was October 12. She was officially installation as Rector of St. David’s on Saturday, November 5.
Rev. Coleman is a Nashville native who cut her spiritual teeth in the pews of Woodmont Baptist Church before heading to the University of Tennessee-Knoxville to earn a degree in religious studies. She also holds a Master of Arts in Religion from Miami University, Ohio, and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. She completed her Anglican Studies at the Episcopal Divinity School.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 marked her first Sunday at St. David’s. She completed her duties as Vicar at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Murfreesboro on Oct. 2.
Rev. Coleman lives in Sylvan Heights with her family. For more about our rector — in her own words — please read excerpts from a September 2016 interview.