New rector for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

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The Rev. Lauren McCleavey. (Photo courtesy of St. Stephens Episcopal Church)

The Rev. Lauren T. McLeavey has accepted the call to become the rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal church on Main Street. She and her family will be moving to Port Washington in September and her first service will be Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.

A native of Massachusetts, McLeavey was heavily involved in church youth activities. After high school, she attended Syracuse University and was the president of the Episcopal Campus Ministry there.

After graduating from college, she moved to Queens and joined Zion Episcopal Church in Douglaston, where she taught Sunday School, was on the Vestry, and became Senior Warden at age 25. She attended General Theological Seminary, graduating in 2013. She was ordained in that year, and also married. Her husband grew up in Roslyn and has family there. They now have an almost 2-year-old son.

She served on Long Island for three years as Priest in Charge of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Great River, and Curate at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Islip. In 2016, they moved back to Massachusetts and she became the rector of St. Anne’s in North Billerica, Massachusetts until being called to St Stephen’s.  McLeavey said, “I am looking forward to getting to know everyone at St. Stephen’s and to start my ministry in and around Port Washington.”

Submitted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.

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