Long Island names Pat Mitchell canon for pastoral care

[Episcopal Diocese of Long Island] Bishop Larry Provenzano announced July 24 the appointment of the Rev. Patricia S. Mitchell as canon for pastoral care of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island.

Mitchell will support and provide resources to clergy and lay leadership, support and supervise vocational deacons on behalf of the diocesan bishop, and provide direct pastoral support for retired clergy and their families. Additionally, she will serve as the diocesan intake officer for any Title IV allegations.

Provenzano said, “”I’m looking forward to working with Canon Mitchell. She brings a wealth of personal, professional and church organization experience to this new position among us.”

Most recently, Mitchell served as canon missioner for the Mount Vernon, New York, Episcopal Ministry. She has also served as canon for Christian formation in the Diocese of New York and was an associate rector at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan.

Mitchell, who grew up in Queens and was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Jamaica, is a graduate of the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and was ordained in 2002. She is also a graduate of Columbia University with master’s degrees in psychology and clinical psychology and has worked in mental health and special education fields in university and hospital settings.

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