Bucks County Herald

New leader joins Yardley church


The Rev. Hilary Greer will join the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church family in Yardley on Feb. 11, after most recently serving five years as the priest-in-charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Chapel at the University of Connecticut.

Born and raised in South Philadelphia, Greer is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School for Girls who has since lived across the United States, as well as in Rwanda, Mexico, and India.

She said she is “delighted to be coming back to my Philly roots after 25 years of living just about everywhere else.”

In announcing Greer’s selection, Senior Warden Kathleen Johnson said, “Rev. Greer’s own life and work experiences, faith journey and her skills and attributes match closely with our parish’s values of collaboration, spiritual depth, as well as outreach and justice.”

A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, Greer embarked on a career in nonprofits in 1996, including programs that support community-based initiatives to transform marginalized neighborhoods. She earned her Masters of Divinity in 2011.

Out of her experience working with college students and young families, Greer is completing a Masters of Sacred Theology that focuses on the spiritual vibrancy of the Millennial generation and how the contemplative tradition speaks to life in the 21st century.

St. Andrew’s will welcome the new rector with an open house in the church parish hall at 2 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10, on the eve of her first worship services. All members of the community are invited to attend.

Greer succeeds the Rev. Daniell Hamby, who retired from the position in mid-2016. He served 17 years, longer than anyone in that position at the Yardley church. Greer is the second woman to be this church’s rector. The Rev. Sharline Fulton served as rector from 1990 to 1997.



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