Mother Rosean Amaral - Ordained priest in the ECC
Co-Pastor at Mary of Magdala, ECC
The radical welcome and true hospitality of the ECC Constitution first called Rosean to Mary of Magdala. She has served on the original steering committee and leadership council and now serves on the Adult Education Formation committee and the Foot Washers Ministry.
Rosean has completed 4 years of study in the program of Theological Education for Ministry and also a spiritual director having completed her formation in Denver. On April 29, 2017, Rosean was ordained to the permanent diaconate. "Thanks to the open arms of inclusiveness at Mary of Magdala", says Rosean, "I am free to join my 'YES!' to the many faithful who have come before me."
Rosean and her partner of 30 years, Laurie, are the parents of four children who have blessed them with ten grandchildren.
Reverend Jane Reina - Ordained priest in the ECC
Co-Pastor at Mary of Magdala, ECC
Reverend Jane Reina is an ordained priest and co-pastor of Mary of Magdala, Ecumenical Catholic Community in Fort Collins, Colorado. Coming to Colorado in 2014 and learning about Mary of Magdala (MoM) in 2015 were gifts from God! Her search for a community that ‘walked the talk’ was finally a reality! Mary of Magdala is a not-so-small independent catholic community that joins other in-kind churches in the Ecumenical Catholic Communion.
The openness, freedom, and stability of MoM opened an ordination door for Reverend Jane, and all women, that had previously been closed. That door, closed to her in the Roman Catholic church, was now open to her at Mary of Magdala through a loving and welcoming community and Bishop. She describes serving MoM as ‘answering the call that began when my grandmother took me to church before I was old enough to go to school. I am grateful to be here and to serve.’ Reverend Jane believes that she is strengthened by Mary of Magdala’s sense of being Christ in the world through its freedom to be radically inclusive, its connection to the stability of an ancient heritage, and the rewarding spiritual intimacy of small Christian communities.
Reverend Jane has two sons and a daughter, four grandsons, and 3 grand-dogs. She has a MA in Pastoral Care from Fordham University and is an experienced hospital and hospice chaplain.
Reverend Jane is open to questions and concerns around meaningful spiritual and religious practices; interfaith issues; the meaning and purpose of life; doubts about the here and hereafter; and acute and chronic grief.
Her other interests are sharing meals with friends, reading, growing plants, and laughing. My friends say, “You’re a rascal, Jane Reina!”
Reverend Jane can be contacted through Mary of Magdala, ECC email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or office number 970-493-9536.
Fr Teri Harroun
...is the pastor at Light of Christ ECC Church in Longmont, CO where she is involved with religious education for high school students. She was ordained in 2009 after receiving a Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology & has a BS in Computer Science. She is the mother of three, and has served as a hospital chaplain.
Fr Michael Nicosia
...is the Vicar of the Presiding ECC Bishop to the Rocky Mountain Region of the ECC. He is an accomplished musician and artist activist and advocate, and a member of the board of the Colorado Council of Churches. Father Michael received his master's of divinity from St Bernard School of Theology and Pastoral Studies and is ordained by the Ecumenical Catholic Communion