Marcia McRae started her first day at
St. Francis May 10, 2016. WELCOME ABOARD!
Francis is pleased to announce that the Reverend Marcia
McRae will be joining us as our new Priest-in-Charge.
Reverend McRae's first service with St Francis is
Pentecost Sunday, May 15, 2016. She will be celebrating
at the 8:30 am and 10:30 am services.
We welcome everyone
to celebrate with us as we welcome her and her husband
John to our congregation. Immediatedly following the
10:30 am service will be our traditional Pentecost
Sunday picnic. For more details contact the Parish
ON REV. MARCIA MCRAE
McRae has been a certified life coach since 2014,
She was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia
to the Sacred Order of Priests on April 16, 2011.
She and her husband, John, (who serves on Diocesan
Council) were active lay persons in the Diocese of
Georgia long before her ordination.
Rev. McRae first
served as Curate at St. Thomas', Thomasville, and
as supply priest, including at her home church of
St. John's, Bainbridge, which she has served as Priest-in-Charge
since December 2013.
She served many years as editor of The Church in Georgia, using skills she learned during her 13 years as a
writer and an editor at The Valdosta Daily Times. She left The Times to be a stay-at-home mom after the
birth of their son, Ashton, who lives in Washington, DC.
She and her husband, an outstanding educator, now retired, moved in 1998 to
Bainbridge from Valdosta, where both had graduated from Valdosta State College
Rev. Marcia McRae and John married in 1970. She also has studied in Monterrey, Mexico,
where she had lived with her bi-lingual family. She had opportunities to use her Spanish
in her work as a high school teacher, including in the Migrant Education Program.