LaRae Rutenbar was ordained in the Episcopal Church in May of 1980, just four years after the Episcopal Church officially began ordaining women to the priesthood. Since that time she has served as a hospital chaplain, parish priest, interim rector, interim dean, transitional consultant and supply clergy for many of the Episcopal Dioceses around the nation. Her passion for preaching reflects a desire that those who share in the community of faith, live out our faith and belief in our daily lives and relationships. LaRae is originally from the beautiful state of Montana, but since ordination has served parishes and institutions in Kentucky, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas and Tennessee. She has two adult children: Michael and Libby. LaRae’s husband, Mark, is also an ordained Episcopal Priest. She graduated from Rocky Mountain College, in Billings, MT with a B.S. in Psychology and has her M.Div from Virginia Theological Seminary.