Boyd named rector of St. John's Episcopal Church

June 04, 2010
  • The Rev. Ann Boyd

St. John's Episcopal Church will install the Rev. Ann Boyd as its new rector June 20.

Trained first as a scientist, the Rev. Boyd completed a Ph.D. at LSU in 1971, and worked in cancer research at Fort Detrick from 1973 to 1988. She began teaching graduate courses at Hood College in 1975, and moved from full-time research to full-time teaching in 1982.

She served as chairwoman of the Department of Biology for six years, dean of the graduate school for nine years and continues to teach at Hood.

She teaches courses in biomedical ethics, global issues, virology, genetics, and science and ethics.

Completing seminary first at St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute in Baltimore with a master of arts in theology with emphasis in systematic and moral theology, she continued seminary at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., with a certificate of advanced theological study.

She was ordained as a priest in February 2005, while she was a part-time assistant rector at St. John's. She also served as rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Poplar Springs, Md.


She teaches the adult forum on Sundays at 9 a.m. with an emphasis on the intersection between contemporary topics and Christian faith.

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