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A  features Theresa Brion, a 1985 graduate of Washington and Lee’s School of Law, who recently became vicar at not one, but two, Episcopal churches in Western Maryland — St. George’s Episcopal Church in Mount Savage and Holy Cross-St. Philip’s in Cumberland. She is also bishops’ deputy for Western Maryland for the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.

Theresa made that move after working as an editor for Thomson Reuters for 10 years and also teaching as an adjunct at the College of Financial Planning for 15 years.

After receiving her masters of divinity degree from Episcopal Divinity School, she joined the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland in 2009, coordinating programs for eight churches in Allegany and Garrett counties. Then, after being ordained in October 2010, she was selected to serve as vicar of the two Maryland churches in late 2011, and began her ministries earlier this year.

In the Times-News’ story, Theresa describes her decision to enter the ministry this way:

“It was something that just would not let go of me, the call kept tugging at me over the years. And after a while, you no longer can say ‘no’ or ‘later, God’ to God. You just know deep within you that that is who you are and, thus, that is what you need to do.”

Theresa is married to W&L law professor Denis Brion.