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Workshop Leader: The Rev. Dana Corsello

Workshop Leader: The Rev. Dana Corsello

Workshop Title: “The Body, the Blood, the Intimacy:  What it Really Means to Get Real with Jesus”

This workshop will explore the theology of the Last Supper through scripture, literature, and film as a means of feeling true intimacy with God and by extension with one another.

Dana Corsello

The Reverend Dana Corsello is thrilled beyond belief to be invited as a workshop leader for WomanKind 2018.  Her life and ministry has come full circle.  She and Ruth Ellett were co-creators of WomanKind when Dana was the Senior Associate Rector of St. James’s.  They and a tribe of women who were equally starved for feminine worship, healing, and spirituality, launched the first WK conference in February of 2004.

After serving eight years at St. James’s, Dana was called as the first female Rector of St. Luke’s, San Francisco, CA , where she re-birthed a struggling, urban parish by making joy, hope and laughter (with no exceptions) the mission undergirding its worship, ministry, and governance.  Dana served eight years as rector before being called back to the east coast this past July to become the Vicar of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.  As vicar, Dana serves as the “rector” for the congregation within the cathedral.

After receiving her Master of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City in 1999 she married Andrew Corsello and accepted her first call as the Associate Rector of St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo, Tuxedo Park, NY.  The most challenging part of her ordained life has been protecting her marriage from the demands of church life and raising her two sons, 13 and 15 years old, to be decent human beings while not losing her mind or sense of humor in the process!

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