The Rev. Dr. Ann J. Broomell - Interim Rector - is delighted to be joining the people of Calvary from Sept. 1 through the calling of their rector in 2022. Mtr. Ann is a graduate of Episcopal Divinity School in MA and received a Doctor of Ministry degree in Congregational Studies from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Evanston IL. She has served as a parish priest for 25 years as Priest--in-Charge, Rector, Cathedral Dean and Interim Rector. Trained by the Clergy Leadership Institute, she has served as an interim rector in seven parishes up and down the East Coast. She moved to the Charleston area in 2019 after feeling drawn here over several years. She has two adult children and enjoys kayaking, singing, reading, promoting voter registration, travel and time with friends and family.
The Rev. Marionette Bennett - Deacon- is a Charleston native who lived for many years in Colorado. She was ordained to the permanent diaconate in 1996 in Denver, Colorado and served at St. Stephen’s in Aurora, CO. As a deacon, she worked with Hospice, at a battered women’s shelter and as a relief counselor at that shelter. She also worked closely with St. Stephen’s free children’s summer program. In 2020, she returned to Charleston and, in 2021, was licensed to serve as a deacon in the Diocese of SC and at Calvary, her original Church home. Before retirement, Deacon Bennett worked as a Cytotechnologist studying and detecting cellular abnormalities and cancer cells for 23 years and for the US postal Service in distribution for 17 years. She is a dedicated aunt and great aunt to her nephews and nieces. Her vision and hope is to continue serving as the heart and hands of Christ to all she meets and to show God’s love in word and deed.