Parish Clergy & Staff
The Rev. Canon Kathleen Cullinane
(808) 955-7745, Ext. 200
The Rev. Canon Kathleen J. Cullinane currently serves as the Interim Rector of St. Clement’s. Prior to coming to St. Clement’s she was the Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of San Joaquin. As Canon to the Ordinary she served as lead member of diocesan staff, supervised aided parishes and missions, served as a resource for congregational development, and served as transitional and ordination officer.
Kate was Associate Dean at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis; a congregation diverse in race, income, sexuality and political opinion for over seven years. As associate dean she was responsible for all of mission and outreach beyond the walls of the Cathedral including local, diocesan, national and global mission projects, overseeing a budget of more than $1 million. As associate dean, she served on the cathedral’s senior management team, directed programs, provided personnel supervision and served as primary administrative lead for cathedral clergy.
Before coming to Christ Church, Kate served 12 years as rector of St. Mary’s, a primarily Japanese-American and Belizean congregation in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles. She has spent all of her 23 years of full-time professional ministry in multi-cultural contexts as religion teacher, hospital administrator, director of a homeless ministry, and executive director of a refugee resettlement agency. She also served as campus minister and HIV/AIDS education coordinator at Makerere University in Uganda.
Kate has served as the chair of the Social Responsibility in Investments Committee for the national Episcopal Church (she likes to joke that it was her job to keep the investment portfolio for the entire Episcopal Church squeaky clean) and as a member of the Commission on the State of the Church and on World Mission.
Kate has an M.Div. (Masters of Divinity) and an S.T.M. (Masters of Theology in Spiritual Direction) from The General Theological Seminary, New York, as well as Bachelor of Science degree in biology and theology from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.
Kate loves anything that has to do with ethnic food. She has gone to cooking school in Thailand and cooking school in Bali. She is hoping to go to cooking school in India and Italy in the near future. She enjoys cooking, entertaining, gardening and spending time with friends.