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Kathy Walker

The Rev. Kathleen Walker is the missioner for Black ministries in the Diocese of North Carolina. She joined the bishop’s staff in 2020 to focus on the vitality of historically Black congregations by helping to weave their diversity into a closer bond of inclusion with other parishes and the diocese. The goal is to ensure all predominantly Black congregations have the best opportunity to make the fullest use of the resources of their parishes, partnerships, and the diocese. Rev. Kathy graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2018 and shortly thereafter joined the clergy team at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Fla., as associate rector for pastoral care and parish life. She is originally from South Florida and was an active layperson in that diocese prior to discerning the call to ordained ministry.

Sermons and Bible Studies

Circles and the Sea, Easter 3 (C) – 2022

May 01, 2022

[RCL] Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19 “The world is a circle without a beginning and nobody knows where it really ends.” Those are the opening lines of a song sung by Liv Ullman in the movie Lost Horizon. That song seems like a perfect metaphor for today’s gospel; Jesus’ third and […]

Love Is Not Easy, but It Is Necessary, Proper 26 (B) – 2021

October 31, 2021

[RCL] Ruth 1:1-18; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:11-14; Mark 12:28-34 There are times in life when directions are given that seem very simple. For instance, if you are driving a car, in almost every state in the union, you are required to put on your directional signal to indicate that you are turning a corner. If […]

The Advocate, Day of Pentecost (B) – 2021

May 23, 2021

Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:25-35, 37; Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Let us pray: Most Gracious God, we are very grateful for the gifts that you give us, and in particular, we are grateful for the gift of the Advocate, the truth-teller. Give us courage to tell our truths, Lord […]

Understanding the Word, Christmas Day (III) – 2020

December 25, 2020

[RCL] Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12); John 1:1-14 Merry Christmas! Today is a beautiful day in which we celebrate the incarnation of God through the birth of a baby boy by the name of Jesus. In a year that has been beset with unanticipated challenges and the spread of a virus, we still have […]

The Ocean and Beloved Community, Pentecost 14 (A) – September 6, 2020

September 06, 2020

[RCL]: Exodus 12:1-14; Psalm 149; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20 The ocean is one of the most beautiful of all God’s creations. If you sit at the shoreline, you can never see where the ocean ends. There is a lot to be learned from sitting and looking at the ocean; if you are present at high […]

Faith: More than a Five Letter Word, Easter 2 (A) – 2020

April 19, 2020

[RCL]: Acts 2:14a,22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:3-9; John 20:19-31 Let us pray: Alleluia! Christ is alive and well. We pray today that we will shake away the doubt that traps us in a world of fear and celebrate that we have a great high priest who has risen from the dead to give us […]

How to Receive Grace, Proper 23 (C) – 2019

October 13, 2019

[RCL]: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 or 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 66:1-11 or 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19 Let us pray: Gracious God, help us to respond affirmatively to the foreigners in our midst. Grant us the grace to accept your healing power and show us how to extend your love and consolation to others. […]

Graciously Give Up Your Seat, Proper 17 (C) – 2019

September 01, 2019

[RCL]: Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14 In today’s society, many people live out loud. Between Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat, there are a plethora of places to share one’s life. Generally, social media posts are positive and highlight only the greatest of accomplishments. People love to display pictures of […]

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