Meet Reverend Patricia Marie Kellam - "Rev. Pat"
I was born and spent the greater part of my younger years on the Eastern Shore of Virginia where I have served as Director of Pastoral Care at Shore Memorial Hospital until 2008 and as vicar at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. I have also served as coordinator of chaplains for the Eastern Shore Hospice and Pallitative Care.
I have one sibling, a brother, who lives in Bridgewater, Virginia and our parents were devout Christians who brought us up in the Baptist Church. Our parents taught us by example to have a high work ethic and to love and serve the Lord. We also learned to love and care for God's creation and to care for ALL of God's creation.
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in elementary education and added a master's degree in media and library science. I attended and graduated from the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. I also completed a two-year residency in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
I have served in churches in Panama City, Florida; Bay Minette, Alabama; St. Agnes, Cowan, Tennessee; Epipphany Church, Sherwood, Tennessee; St. Philips, Quantico, Maryland; Holy Trinity, Onancock, Virginia; and, Emmanuel, Cape Charles, Virginia.
I have two children, Sean and Virginia, and they have given me four grandsons of whom I am very proud. Virginia's oldest son, Steven, is married and has recently become a father of Lydia Paige Rayan. Virginia and Sean both live in Mechanicsville, Virginia which is only an hour from Amelia Court House. My family is very happy and excited that I will be living closer to them and hopefully seen them more often.
I thank God for the honor and privilege of becoming your priest and fellow worker as we all seek to love and serve the Lord in and around the community where Christ Church is located. The harvest is ripe and Our Lord is calling each and every one of us to become his laborers to spread the Good News by thought, word, and deed.
God's peace, love and joy to you all!