Welcome to The Rev. Canon Martha Korienek, the new Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real!
Canon Martha will support Bishop Lucinda Ashby in the areas of transition ministry and leadership development; her duties will include guiding clergy and parish transitions, arranging and coordinating clergy education and retreats, adapting diocesan structures for the future, and more. She will also preside and preach regularly at parishes throughout the diocese and work to connect congregations.
Originally from suburban Chicago, Canon Martha has spent most of her adult life in California, serving communities in Orange County and the Bay Area. She graduated from Yale Divinity School with her M.Div. in 2006, and later returned to school and graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2018, with an M.A. in Christian Formation. She is passionate about pastoral care, church vitality, and lifelong Christian formation.
“I am honored to serve as your Canon to the Ordinary, and excited for the opportunity to know the people of El Camino Real,” said Canon Martha, “and share in the building of the Beloved Community.” She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.