The Rev. Cathy Hagstrom George
Please note that the Rev. Cathy Hagstrom George withdrew her nomination on October 23, 2011
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CATHY HAGSTROM GEORGE comes to us from Dorchester, MA. She is 55 years old, married to Michael George, and they have two children Evangelyn and Samuel. Cathy brings many of the gifts that New York needs in a Bishop. She is a skilled administrator and faithful spiritual leader; she is a teacher, pastor, visionary and a prophetic voice for our times. Cathy serves as Priest-in-Charge at St. Mary’s in Dorchester, MA where she has assisted this inner city parish to revive its congregation and ministries to meet more of the needs of the surrounding community. Previously, at St. Anne’s in-the-Fields in Lincoln, MA where she served as Rector for 12 years, she doubled the pledged income of the parish, oversaw a large building project, and increased lay leadership in every aspect of parish life including preaching, teaching, pastoral care and stewardship. During her 25 years of ordained ministry, Cathy has faithfully lived the Good News of Jesus by word and example: she has been a leader in the Massachusetts Diocese and in the national Church; she has authored several published pieces including Advent Meditations 2011 (Church Publishing). Cathy is a superb preacher and she has an entrepreneurial spirit. She is adept at working, not only with fellow clergy and diocesan staff but with the greater community at large. Cathy’s experience provides her with a unique understanding of and appreciation for a variety of parishes, including large corporate, small rural, and struggling city parishes. She is blessed with a passion for embracing all the promise that this new century holds for our Church despite the challenges we face. Cathy George is a leader’s leader and has the skills, energy and vision necessary to lead our Diocese faithfully into the 21dst century.