After 25 years of service to Anglican parishes of the Riverina, Reverend Karen Kime has become the first indigenous woman to be appointed an Archdeacon at an ordination service in Goulburn on Saturday.
Archdeacon Kime had been the acting rector at St John’s in Wagga for 18 months before being appointed to her new role.
Having grown up in Sydney, Archdeacon Kime said her family have spent the past 20 years in the Riverina as she served with the Anglican parish in Young and later as the parish priest in Coleambally.
Reflecting on her ordination, Archdeacon Kime said that she has always been committed to achieving social justice for all Australians and hopes that her role will encourage other indigenous people to take up leadership roles within the church.
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