Great Waters Region Ordinations

We are blessed with so many who are willing to serve.


Ordination to the diaconate: Dagmar Celeste
March 24, 2002


Ordination to the priesthood: Dagmar Celeste
Presiding bishop: Bishop Romulo A. Braschl of Argentine
June 29, 2002
Danube River


Ordination to the diaconate: Kathy Vandenberg
Presiding bishops: Patricia Fresen Christine Mayr-Lumetzberger and Gisela Forster.
July 25, 2005
St. Lawrence Seaway


Ordination to the diaconate: Joan Houk
Presiding bishops: Patricia Fresen, Gisela Forster and Ida Raming.
July 29, 2006
Western Pennsylvania


Ordination to the diaconate: Cheryl Bristol and Mary Ellen Robertson
Ordination to the priesthood: Joan Clark Houk and Kathy Sullivan Vandenberg
Presiding bishops: Patricia Fresen, Gisela Forster and Ida Raming.
July 31, 2006
Western Pennsylvania


Ordination to the diaconate: Judith McKloskey
Presiding bishop: Patricia Fresen
22 October 2006
Minneapolis, MN


Ordination to the priesthood: Mary Ellen Robertson & Cheryl Bristol
Presiding bishop: Patricia Fresen
May 27, 2007
West Hill United Church
Scarborough, Ontario



Ordination to the diaconate: Rose Marie (Ree) Hudson & Elsie McGrath
Ordination to the priesthood: Judith McKloskey
Presiding bishop: Patricia Fresen
August 12, 2007
Zuhrah Shrine Center
Minneapolis, MN


Ordination to the priesthood: Rose Marie (Ree) Hudson & Elsie McGrath
Presiding bishop: Patricia Fresen
11 November 2007
Jewish Central Reform Congregation
Saint Louis, Missouri


Ordination to the diaconate: Alta Marie Jacko
Ordination to the priesthood: Barbara Zeman
Presiding Bishop: Dana Reynolds
November 1, 2008
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
Chicago, Illinois


Ordination to the episcopate: Joan Mary Clark Houk
Presiding Bishop: Patricia Fresen
Concelebrating Bishops: Christine Mayr-Lumentzberger and Ida Raming
April 19, 2009
in California


photos by Michael Mayr

Joan Mary Clark Houk has been called by the members of the Great Waters Region to minister pastorally to the womenpriests, womendeacons and People of God of her region.  To be always mindful of that call, she has "Faithful Servant" inscribed on her bishop's ring.

 


Ordination to the diaconate: Marty Meyer-Gad
Presiding Bishop: Joan Mary Clark Houk
April 30, 2009
Koinonia Retreat Center
South Haven, Minnesota


Ordination to the diaconate:  Marybeth McBryan
Presiding Bishop: Joan Mary Clark Houk
May 31, 2009
Therese of Divine Peace Inclusive Community
Hope Chapel at 1st Unitarian Church
Saint Louis, Missouri   


Ordination to the diaconate: Janine Denomme
Presiding Bishop – Patricia Fresen
July 2009
Cenacle
Chicago, IL


Ordination to the priesthood: Alta Jacko
Presiding Bishop – Joan Mary Clark Houk
October 10, 2009
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Chicago, IL

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Ordination to the priesthood: Marybeth McBryan
Presiding Bishop – Joan Mary Clark Houk
November 1, 2009
Therese of Divine Peace Inclusive Community
Hope Chapel at 1st Unitarian Church
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Ordination to the priesthood: Janine Denomme & Marty Meyer-Gad
Presiding bishop: Joan Houk
April 10, 2010
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
Chicago, IL


Congregation praying over Janine while bishop lays hands on Janine who is lying in the adjacent room.
photo by Kari Hamende (used with permission)



Ordination to the diaconate: Mary Grace Crowley-Koch
Presiding bishop - Joan Mary Clark Houk
December 17, 2010
Glenview Presbyterian Church
Glenview, IL


Ordination to the priesthood:  Mary Grace Crowley-Koch
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
July 30, 2011
Trinity Methodist Church
Mount Prospect, Illinois


Ordination to the diaconate:  Beverly A. Bingle
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
September 23, 2012
The First Unitarian Church
Toledo, Ohio


Ordination to the diaconate:  Ann Poelking Klonowski
Ordination to the priesthood:  Beverly A. Bingle
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
February 9, 2013
The First Unitarian Church
Toledo, Ohio


Ordination to the priesthood:  Ann Poelking Klonowski
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
September 7, 2013
Brecksville United Church of Christ
Brecksville, Ohio


Ordination to the diaconate:  Paula Ivory Hoeffer
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
October 5, 2013
All Saints Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio


Ordination to the diaconate:  Mary Frances Wagner Keldermans and Lillian Lohr Lewis
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
October 26, 2013
First Unitarian Church of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri


Ordination to the priesthood:  Mary Frances Wagner Keldermans
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
May 3, 2014
Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation Church
Springfield, Illinois


Ordination to the diaconate:  Kathleen McShane Bean
Ordination to the priesthood:  Paula Ivory Hoeffer
May 16, 2014
All Saints Episcopal Church
Cincinnati, Ohio


Ordination to the priesthood:  Lillian Lohr Lewis
Presiding Bishop:  Joan Clark Houk
May 31, 2014
Three Oaks, Michigan


Ordination to Priesthood: Kathleen McShane Bean
April 11, 2015
Harmony Creek Church
Kettering, Ohio


Ordination to Diaconate: Kathryn June Rolenc
May 30, 2015
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Oak Park, Illinois


Ordination to Diaconate: Mary Michele Regina Foley,
Susan Martin, Susan Mary Mielke
June 13, 2015
First Unitarian Church of St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri


Ordination to the priesthood: Mary Michele Regina Foley
Presiding bishop: Joan Clark Houk
October 10, 2015
First United Church of Oak Park
Oak Park, Illinois


Ordination to the priesthood: Susan Mary Mielke
Presiding bishop: Joan Clark Houk
October 24, 2015
Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Springfield, Illinois