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Katherine Ragsdale & Mally Lloyd

Katherine Hancock Ragsdale (born c. 1959) is an American Episcopal Priest based in Massachusetts and president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School. Before becoming dean she was director of Political Research Associates from May 2005 through June 2009. On January 1, 2011, she married Rev. Mally Lloyd at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. Bishop M. Thomas Shaw performed the ceremony. "The couple met on June 30, 2008, at the urging of a mutual friend," recounted the release. "At the time, Canon Lloyd, 57, said, ’We were both travelling a lot and so we would talk by phone. And somehow when you talk a lot by phone, a relationship can go deeper more quickly than when you spend time in person. At least that is what happened to us.’ "

She is an American progressive, and was a priest at St. David's Episcopal Church in Pepperell, part of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Ragsdale has served for 17 years on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She is also on the board of NARAL Pro-Choice America, The White House Project, the Progressive Religious Partnership, as well as the bi-national advisory board of the Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. She presented to the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on behalf of NARAL Pro-Choice America and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in 2004.

She was named president and dean of Episcopal Divinity School on July 1, 2009. Her appointment was criticized by some religious conservatives, who have been particularly critical of her endorsement of the "blessing" of abortion.

She is the editor of Boundary Wars: Intimacy and Distance in Healing Relationships and the author of numerous articles, including The Role of Religious Institutions in Responding to the Domestic Violence Crisis and Hannah, a short story.


Katherine Ragsdaleis an Episcopal Priest based in Massachusetts and president of Episcopal Divinity School. Before becoming dean she was director of Political Research Associates from May 2005 through June 2009. On January 1, 2011, she married Rev. Mally Lloyd at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. "The couple met on June 30, 2008, at the urging of a mutual friend," recounted the release. "At the time, Canon Lloyd, 57, said, ’We were both travelling a lot and so we would talk by phone."

Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Hancock_Ragsdale

Further Readings:

Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction by Anne Winvhell Silver
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Cowley Publications (January 28, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1561012521
ISBN-13: 978-1561012527
Amazon: Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction
Amazon Kindle: Trustworthy Connections: Interpersonal Issues in Spiritual Direction

Although God is at the center of the process of spiritual direction, the more readily visible participants are human beings. Like all other people, directors and directees are subject to relationship dynamics. Trustworthy Connections identifies some issues and challenges that can arise in spiritual direction relationships and offers resources for further consideration and reflection. The topics and examples are focused on traditional one–to–one, face–to–face spiritual direction, although some are also relevant to group direction and direction by correspondence. Trustworthy Connections is designed for use as a reference and a springboard for discussion for spiritual directors and anyone else who is interested in spiritual direction. Like the process of spiritual direction itself, this book is about asking questions, discussing ideas, and suggesting alternatives rather than giving advice or getting answers.

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