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Rev. Canon Cornelia Eaton & Michaelene Miller

In 2016, we were fortunate enough to have two seminarians from the Virginia Theological Seminary assigned to St. Mark's!

Rev. Canon Cornelia Eaton

Rev. Canon Cornelia Eaton, seminarian at Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, VA served many roles in the Episcopal Church as laity before being ordained to the priesthood on February 7, 2015.
 
Cornelia is dedicated to serving the beloved people of God; to encourage laity to have active roles in the life of the Church, believing we all live into our baptismal covenant. She enjoys sharing God’s grace, love and hope with all of God’s people through Holy Scripture and Navajo spirituality of Hozhó—Peace and Beauty Way. She is a writer of poetry with a particular focus on the Navajo way of life known as Iina Biké Hozhó–being in harmony with the divine creation through spirituality, culture, tradition and relationship. She has deep love and appreciation for the outdoors and enjoys mountain biking, fly-fishing, camping, hiking, and tending to her family sheep camp.

Cornelia was raised in the community of St. Michael’s Church in Upper Fruitland, New Mexico; married to Fred, and they have two young adult children, daughter Nicole and son Triston.

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Michaelene Miller is in her second year at Virginia Theological Seminary. She is a Postulant from the Diocese of Arkansas and she is a Little Rock native. ShMichaelene Miller e is sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Conway, Arkansas where she also attended Hendrix College for undergraduate and received a Bachelors of Art in Psychology. After graduating in 2013, Michaelene served as an Episcopal Service Corps Member at the Deaconess Anne House in St. Louis, Missouri where she lived in an intentional community and worked at a nonprofit community center in the media and fundraising departments. She returned home to Little Rock for the following year to work as a youth minister at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church while she also completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education as a chaplain at the University of Arkansas’ Medical Science Hospital. Michaelene most recently comes to St. Mark’s with her summer experience as the Staff Chaplain at Camp Mitchell, the Diocese of Arkansas’ retreat and conference center, where she has previously served summers as the Summer Staff Coordinator and Counselor. When she is not studying, one can find Michaelene enjoying conversation with others, setting out for a run, cleating up for a game of ultimate Frisbee, reading with a cup of tea, crafting, reflecting in her journal, or hiking through the great outdoors. She is excited and grateful for this formational opportunity to serve the St. Mark’s community as a seminarian.