mibi52/ The Rev. Dr. Mary Brennan Thorpe

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Industry Religion
Occupation Episcopal Priest
Location Richmond, VA, United States
Introduction A second (actually fifth) career Episcopal priest, I am serving as Director of Transition Ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. I help parishes find priests and priests find new calls.How did a RC convent girl with a Teamster shop-steward dad end up here? Married to Pastoral Husband, AKA PH, an ordained minister and full-time pastoral counselor. Three kids from the prior marriage: Strong Opinions, artistic 24 y.o. girl trying on the world for size, Stonemason, 26 y.o. guy working with his hands in the North Country, Litigator, highly verbal 29 y.o. with aspirations to be the next Michael Moore. Two stepsons, 4 step grandkids, a cat. Way too many books.Well, there are never too many books...
Interests Reading, knitting, reading, cooking, reading, iconography, reading, traveling...
Favorite Movies Truly Madly Deeply, March of the Penguins, Dirty Pretty Things, Lawrence of Arabia, anything with Daniel Auteil, Alan Rickman or Liam Neeson.
Favorite Music Brahms Symphony #2, Bartok String Quartets, CDs by Chanticleer, John Legend, Bach Motets, Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Songs of Faure and Reynaldo Hahn, Andrae Crouch, Tosca, Beatles' White Album, Peter Meyer, Carrie Newcomer, The Tallis scholars, Size2Shoes, anything by John Bell, David Hurd, and Calvin Hampton.
Favorite Books Anne Lamott "Traveling Mercies", Poetry of Billy Collins, anything by Barbara Brown Taylor, any of the Harry Potters, The Lord of the Rings, Narnia esp. "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, "The Screwtape Letters", Poems of Auden, Peter Gomes' Sermons, trashy thriller/mystery novels, Pablo Neruda, PD James, Donna Leon...

The wicked backspin caught you off guard. How will you play it off without losing your footing?

By hiring Maria Sharapova to do it for me. I believe in delegating to those with the gifts to do the job!