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The Rev. Alison Harrity
Rector

"The kingdom of God is like..." What the kingdom of God was like existed for me in parables and abstractions until my ministry began at St. Richard's in 2011. The kingdom of God is the gay and the straight, the young and the old, the disabled and strong, the gritty and the gentle, the slow and the wise, and all those who gather to worship the creator of all that is and love each other in very many ways. I am lucky to not only serve this congregation but to have been wrapped in love in this place.

Miami is my place of origin. Coral Gables Senior High School launched me in 1995 to Hobart and William Smith Colleges where I found deep and abiding friendships. My ordination process started by senior year of college and as a postulant in the Diocese of Southeast Florida, I took the job of Youth Minister at St. David's (Radnor) Church in Wayne, PA. I served there for two years before going to Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. Southeast Florida made a place for me as an assistant priest at St. Gregory's, Boca Raton where both of my children were born; Spencer (2001) and Libby (2003). After four years in South Florida I ventured back to St. David's as associate rector in 2004 and then on to St. Richard's in 2011. My home church, St. Thomas in Coral Gables continues to be a special place for me.

Last Published: October 10, 2017 2:56 PM