Thursday, August 10, 2017, was the first day of the four-day event known as the Silver Lake Experience. On that day, the Rev. Denise Donato, graduate of CRCDS 01 and founder of Mary Magdalene Church June 17, 2009, served as the Chaplain of the Day at SLE and led a Daily Devotion on "Now is the Time for Universal Compassion." Both she and the Daily Devotion were well received.
Now this beloved pastor who graduated from seminary in 2001 and was ordained a deacon in April, 2002 and was ordained to the priesthood on Feb. 22, 2003, has now been ordained a Bishop in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion (ECC) last month, February 9, 2018.