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Meet The Reverend Keith C. Lane and Family
Peter, Hunter, Marion, Shiree
Father Lane celebrated and preached his first Eucharist at Saint Simon's on Sunday, September 16, 2012, Pentecost XVI. His family was in attendance for the occasion.
Father Keith C. Lane
The Reverend Keith C. Lane, Priest-in-Charge of Saint Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, NY, has provided the following biographical profile introducing himself to Saint Simon's congregation and to the community.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 -- I am a lifelong New Yorker. I was born and raised in the Bronx. I met my wife, Marion, in high school and we have been married for over 40 years. Marion and I have lived in Manhattan for many years. Our son, Peter, and our daughter-in-law, Shiree, have blessed us with a grandson, Hunter.
After leaving the Army I began a career in finance as a credit analyst, first at banks and later at law firms. I came to The Episcopal Church some fifteen years ago by way of the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in Manhattan. My journey to the Episcopal Church came about as a result of a search for greater meaning and purpose in my life; what I discovered there, was something greater than anything I could have ever imagined: I found God. My journey towards God moved me to serving the parish in many capacities: as a volunteer at their feeding program for people who were suffering from AIDS, serving at the altar, as well as the honor to be elected to the Vestry.
It was as a result of these experiences that I began sensing the movement of God in my life and an ever increasing call to ordained life; which in due course was confirmed by my parish.
I received my Bachelor’s degree from The New School University and my Master of Divinity degree from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. I was ordained to Holy Orders in 2011.
Before accepting the call to serve at St. Simon’s I was an Assisting Priest at the Church of the Intersession in Manhattan, in addition to serving as a Supply Priest in the Dioceses of New York, Long Island and New Jersey.
In my off time I enjoy movies, reading, collecting art, music of all types (as long as it’s good music) and playing golf, if badly. However, my deepest source of joy comes from serving God in all people.
It is crystal clear to me that everything I have done to this point in my life has prepared me to serve God, which I am passionately looking forward to doing at St. Simon the Cyrenian.
FATHER LANE PHOTO COURTESY OF MARION LANE
Announcement of New Priest-in-Charge
September 7, 2012 - The church wardens and vestry announced that the Reverend Keith C. Lane of New York has accepted the call to be Priest-in-Charge of Saint Simon the Cyrenian Episcopal Church. Father Lane will be serving St. Simon's Church on a half-time basis.
He and his wife, Marion, were introduced to the congregation at the 10:30 am Eucharist on Sunday, September 9.
The Cyrenian parish newsletter in October 2012 included this welcome,"The St. Simon’s family extends a warm welcome to our Priest-in-Charge and expresses thanks to our search committee members, Ardon Michaels (chair), Loleta Howell (consultant), Gloria Barker, Jackie Dixon, Ione Edwards, Amos Kiyingi and Monica Parris, for their diligence and caring in the performance of their ministry."