Amy Coultas ’06 Called to Serve as Canon to the Ordinary in Kentucky


The Very Rev. Amy R. Coultas (M.Div. 2006) has been called by the Rt. Rev. Terry A. White, Bishop of the Diocese of Kentucky, to serve as Canon to the Ordinary. Coultas is currently Interim Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Louisville, Kentucky, and has previously served as Canon Missioner, Chair of the Deputation to General Convention, Vicar to St. James’ Episcopal Church in Shelbyville, member of the Commission on Ministry, and as Chaplain to the Diocesan Youth Summer Camp. Coultas also currently serves as a member of Trustees & Council, the Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of a Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church – Presbyterian Church USA Dialogue, and as the Ecumenical & Interreligious Officer of the Diocese of Kentucky.

According to a press release from the Diocese of Kentucky, Coultas responded to her call as Canon to the Ordinary saying, “Our shared diocesan life has been an essential part of my own Christian formation, and I am excited and humbled to be able to participate in that common life in this new position. I look forward to working with the talented staff, and I am grateful for the strong foundations already laid by Canon Smith. I have great respect for Bishop White’s leadership and I am honored that he has asked me to serve in this way.”

Coultas will begin in her new position September 1 and she will be formally installed at the Diocesan Convention at Christ Church Cathedral November 8 - 9.