Lucia discovered a love for God and the church when she was raised as a Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, and she felt a call to ordained ministry from her teenage years. She has also had a lifelong love of literature, and studied English at Davidson College (with a junior year abroad at Oxford) before going to Princeton Theological Seminary. She continued to pursue both interests, as her graduate education included an M.A.R. in Religion and Literature from Yale Divinity School, an M.A. in English from Middlebury College, and an M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary.
Lucia has taught religion and literature at Linden Hall School, St. Margaret’s School, and Rappahannock Community College. She also served as a chaplain at VCU (MCV) Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. In 2005 she was ordained an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Virginia.
She served as the Assistant Rector of St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church in Richmond for three years, and then as Priest-in-Charge and Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Heathsville for ten years.
In Virginia she also served as Dean of the Northern Neck Region, member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Virginia, deputy to The Episcopal Church General Convention, President of the Northumberland County Ministerial Association, and founder and leader of Interracial Conversations.
In May 2019, she moved to Bowmanville and began her ministry with St. John’s.
In the Diocese of Toronto she serves on Diocesan Council, Area Council, and Executive Board. She is a facilitator for Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism workshops in the Diocese of Toronto. She is Co-Chair of the Bowmanville Ministerial Association.
She finds it a joy to be doing ministry with such a faith-filled, creative, welcoming, and joyful congregation as we love God and love our neighbours.