The Rev. Kathleen Hawkins Berkowe, Class of 2010, is the new Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Holy Communion, Mahopac, NY. She most recently served as Priest-in-Charge of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in New Britain, Connecticut.
Berkowe previously served as Asst. to the Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stamford, Connecticut and was a leader in Public Witness Against Violence in the Diocese of Connecticut. While at General she organized the speaker series, Identity, Community and the World with inaugural speaker, the Rev. Canon Harold Lewis. In 2009, she received a grant from the Seminary Commission on Mission to work for the summer with children in the Episcopal School in Blantyre, Malawi, Southern Africa.
Berkowe also received a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and an A.B., cum laude, from Harvard University and worked as a corporate and real estate attorney in New York City before her call to the priesthood.
Raised in the Church, and confirmed on a military base in Germany, Berkowe had a sense of God’s presence as a constant throughout her childhood as her family moved frequently throughout the United States and Europe. At the National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C., she studied Church History and Church Music, and fell in love with the Daily Office and Liturgy. In Latin class, she read Cicero, who, together with Thurgood Marshall and the great civil rights lawyers, were her role models for choosing a career in law.