CLERGY & LEADERSHIP
THE RT. REV. ROBERT FITZPATRICK
The Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii
MEET BISHOP ROBERT FITZPATRICK
Bishop Robert Fitzpatrick was born in Decatur, IL. He graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, and received a Master of Divinity degree from the General Theological Seminary, New York, NY. He also has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL. Following his graduation from seminary, he served as an assisting priest at St. Peter’s Church, Morristown, NJ, from 1986 to 1990.
From 1990 to 2000, he served as the priest-in-charge of Grace Episcopal Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He came to Hawai‘i in 2000 as a member of the Bishop’s staff, serving as the Canon to the Ordinary (executive officer) beginning in 2002. His ministry in Hawai‘i also included serving as the priest-in-charge of congregations in Kapolei and Honolulu.
He was elected as 5th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaiʻi on October 20, 2006 and was ordained as Bishop on March 10, 2007.
He serves on the boards of ʻIolani School, St. Andrew’s Schools, Seabury Hall, Camp Mokuleʻia, and St. John’s School (Guam). His wife, Bea, is a registered nurse. He has two adult sons and a 2-year old grandson.
THE REV. GAE CHALKER
MEET PASTOR GAE
As a child, Pastor Gae’s family vacationed many summers on Kaua`i. She continued that tradition with her husband, Jim and their children. She always imagined living on our island and her dream became a reality when she was called as the Vicar of Christ Memorial Kilauea in November of 2017.
Gae was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1998, following a career in the talent and entertainment business in Las Vegas. She has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an MDiv from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, the Episcopal seminary in Berkeley, CA. After ordination, she served as a Curate at Christ Church, Las Vegas (1998-1999) and as Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Litchfield Park, Arizona (2000-2017). She is a certified Spiritual Director, trained at the Haden Institute in North Carolina, a two year program in the Jungian Christian tradition.
Gae is a widow, a mother of three children and a leukemia/bone marrow transplant survivor. She is a devoted meditator and yoga practitioner, and is learning Tai Chi. She leads bible studies, spiritual direction and dream groups and is available by appointment for individual spiritual direction.
BISHOP'S COMMITTEE & LAY LEADERS
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