Submitted by Linnet Tse
On Sunday, September 15, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Larchmont joyfully welcomed its new rector, the Reverend Lisa P. Mason. Rev Mason is the 128-year old church’s 9th rector, and the first woman to hold that position. Her arrival followed an extensive search process that took more than a year.
The Rev. Mason and her husband, Kirk, moved to Larchmont from Texas, where they were both raised. Rev. Mason was ordained to the priesthood in 2009. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Prior to becoming a priest, she had a career in real estate. She and her husband have two grown sons.
While rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church and School in San Antonio, Texas, she was very active in local organizations such as Battle of Flowers, Under the Bridge, Snack Pak 4 Kids, ICAN (an interfaith community initiative), Terrell Hills Park Association, and Good Samaritan Community Services. She is eagerly looking forward to getting to know the Larchmont-Mamaroneck community and becoming an active participant in local community organizations and events.
An avid runner, gardener, hiker and sailor, the Reverend Mason is excited by the outdoor opportunities in the greater Larchmont community.
Visit the website: www.stjohnslarchmont.org