The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches on Pride Sunday.

A national leader in the Episcopal Church, the Rev. Winnie Varghese is known for her inspired writing, teaching and preaching. Before becoming the 23rd rector of St. Luke’s, she served as Priest for Ministry and Program Coordination at Trinity Church Wall Street in New York City.

Prior to Trinity, Winnie served as Rector and Priest-in-Charge at St. Mark’s in the Bowery in New York. Winnie was also Chaplain at both Columbia University and University of California Los Angeles. She is a native of Dallas, Texas and is married to Elizabeth Toledo, a public relations executive. They have two grown children.

Winnie serves on the Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary, she chaired the General Convention’s Committee on the State of the Church from 2015 to 2018, and she served on the Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Divinity School, 2013-2016. She is also a published author, editor, and podcaster.

Winnie’s parents immigrated to the United States from India, and Winnie spent part of her early childhood years there. She attended Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA and earned her bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She then attended Union Theological Seminary and graduated with her Master of Divinity degree in 1999. She was ordained to the deaconate in Los Angeles in 1999 and to the priesthood six months later in 2000.

The Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion, the Mass, or the Lord’s Supper) is the heart of the Cathedral’s worship life. Grounded in the rich traditions of the Episcopal Church, the service is set in the grandeur of the Cathedral nave. Our praise of God engages our senses, and the service draws the congregation together through prayers, scripture, preaching and musical offerings that blend familiar hymns, ancient and contemporary anthems, spirituals and gospel. All who seek a deeper relationship with God in Christ are welcome to receive Communion.

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