The Reverend Dr. Elise Feyerherm,
welcomes The Reverend Dr. Elise Feyerherm as our Priest-in-Charge!
The Rev. Dr. Elise A. Feyerherm is a native of
southern New Jersey. Raised in the Lutheran tradition, she attended Quaker
schools from kindergarten through college, and was confirmed in the Episcopal
Church in her early thirties while a graduate student in Boston.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Earlham College, a Master of Divinity from
Yale Divinity School, a Ph. D. in Theological Studies from Boston College, and
was ordained as a deacon and priest in the Diocese of Southern Ohio. She has
taught at the high school, college, and seminary levels; most recently she
served as director of Spiritual Formation and Assistant Professor of Church
History and Christian Spirituality at Bexley Hall Episcopal Seminary in
Columbus, OH, She has also taught as an adjunct professor at Episcopal Divinity
School in Cambridge, MA.
She served St. James Episcopal Church in Columbus, OH as an assistant priest and
was active in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, especially in the area of spiritual
formation for the laity and for those preparing for ordained ministry. Her
passions in ministry are liturgy and music, Christian formation for all ages,
the power of spiritual practices, and exploring fresh expressions of Christian
community in the modern world. She is an active participant in the Advent
Project (see theadventproject.org),
which is committed to renewing and invigorating our practice of the Advent
She loves choral singing, reading fiction, knitting, cooking, good wine, yoga,
and "Doctor Who.”