St. Edmund’s is a place where all people can come together to respond to God’s goodness and love made known in creation; where all are invited to new and abundant life in Jesus Christ; where all can serve one another in prayer and hope; where all can meet and speak freely; where all are welcome to share their talents and gifts. We seek to recognize and honor the image of God in people of every age, race, nationality, orientation, and gender identity.
We invite you to join us.
Mother Jenifer is a native of Southern California who has served parishes in the Los Angeles area and in New Haven, Connecticut. She comes to St. Edmund’s after serving recently as the Priest-in-Charge at St. Wilfrid of York Church and Pre-school in Huntington Beach. Previous to St. Wilfrid’s she served at St. James’ in the City in Los Angeles as the Interim Rector and formerly the Associate for Liturgy and Formation.
She has extensive creative, academic and administrative experience; before being called to ordained ministry, she had a varied career in the Theatre and Film businesses in both L.A. and New York. Along with a B.A. in drama from UC Irvine and an M.F.A. from the School of Film and Television at UCLA, she has a Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, received her Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and is a graduate of the Yale Institute of Sacred Music where she focused on Liturgical Studies and the intersection between art, music and religion.
As a mother, Jenifer is dedicated to the well-being and the education of children and youth: At St. James, she served on the Board of Trustees for the Parish’s K-6 day-school, she continues to serve on the board of Holy Family Services, an Institution of the Diocese of Los Angeles whose mission is to offer affordable adoption and foster care services, and is a member of the ‘Religious Life Committee’ at Campbell Hall, an Episcopal Day School in North Hollywood. With a passion for formation and raising-up leaders, she serves on the Diocese’s Commission on Ministry, which supports the formation of deacons, laypersons and priests for leadership in the Episcopal Church.
“Our purpose at St. Edmund’s is to receive and share God’s accepting Grace, challenging Wisdom, and transforming Love. Giving attention to the practice of our Faith, we strive to become honorable people making a useful difference in Christ’s Name.” So reads our parish mission statement. You are warmly invited to join in this project.
Our Sunday services are traditional and flexible, focused on the reverent worship of Almighty God through strong liturgy and music leavened with good humor and welcoming community.