Victoria (Vikki) Clayton of Barnesville and Sarah Colvin of Washington Grove were ordained as Episcopal priests on Saturday, June 14, at the Washington National Cathedral. Rev. Clayton, Rev. Colvin, and four other candidates were ordained by Bishop Marianne Budde of the Washington Episcopal Diocese.
Clayton is a long-time member of St. Peter’s Parish Episcopal Church in Poolesville, where she began her process of discernment. Colvin served as a seminarian at St. Peter’s for a period of time during her path towards the priesthood, and her daughter Anna Howard is a graduate of Poolesville High School, as are Clayton’s two daughters, Elaine and Anna.
Both women were recently graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. As is customary in the Episcopal Church, they were ordained as transitional deacons last winter, in preparation for the priesthood six months later.