The Rev. Carol Barron serves as part of the Interim Clergy Team. Carol will function in liturgical and sacramental roles during the interim, presiding at worship on Sundays and mid-week, preaching monthly, officiating at funerals and weddings, and being available on an infrequent basis to teach and provide pastoral care. She will serve on average two Sundays per month and be present for Holy Days.
Following ordination, Carol’s primary ministry was at St. Luke’s Church, Stuart, Florida, first as the associate, then as co-rector, and finally as rector — for nearly 20 years. In addition to a thriving parish ministry, she has served as Dean of the North Palm Beach Deanery as well as the Diocese and the national church in a wide-variety of capacities with commitment, talent and distinction. She has participated as a Deputy to General Convention for four terms including four committee assignments to the Legislative Committee for Canons and once on the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons. Carol had also a trainer for Safeguarding God’s Children (now SafeChurch).
Carol was a practicing attorney for 18 years in Palm Beach County as a litigator, particularly consumer protection, family law and probate litigation. In those years she was an active member with her husband, Dick, at Holy Trinity Church, West Palm Beach.
In addition to her undergraduate degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.S.), and her law degree from Shepherd Broad School of Law – Nova, she began her theological studies at St. Vincent de Paul Seminary in Boynton Beach, and then transferring and completing her M.Div. degree at The University of the South, Sewanee.