The Rev. Linda Calkins
The Reverend Linda R. Calkins, Rector
Because of a friend of the family, I came into the Episcopal Church at the age of 35 and have never looked back. The beauty of the liturgy, the welcome of silence, the Scripture contained in the Book of Common Prayer all drew me into a worship I was longing for.
Since that time, I served on a Vestry and, after moving to Maryland, approached my priest about being ordained. At the same time, I obtained two Master’s Degrees in Pastoral Studies and Pastoral Counseling from Washington Theological Union and Loyola College, respectively.
After becoming a postulant for Holy Orders, I received my Masters in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. I began my ordained ministry in the Diocese of Washington, serving as Assistant, Priest-in Charge and supply at a variety of parishes. I was called to serve in the Diocese of Vermont from 2008-2009, then returned to Silver Spring, where in 2010 began serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. Bartholomew’s, where I now am privileged to be the Rector.
I have called Maryland home since 1996; I have two grown children, one beautiful grandson, have come to love a variety of pets, and was married in 2013 to my wife, Susan.