Meet the 31st Rector of Christ's Church

The Reverend Kate Malin

The Reverend Kate Malin comes to Christ's Church Rye from St. Anne's in-the-Fields in Lincoln, MA, where she has been serving as rector since September 2009. She received her Masters of Divinity from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 2006 and was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of New York in September of that year. Before her call to St. Anne's, Kate served first as curate and then as assistant to the rector at Christ Church Bronxville in Bronxville, New York.

Kate is first and foremost a parish priest. She is passionate about preaching and committed to helping people grow spiritually through living, creative engagement with worship and scripture. In 2015, Kate was appointed dean of the Concord River Deanery by the bishop of Massachusetts and has served in a variety of leadership positions in the diocese over the years. Kate is also the co-founder and former co-director of "Love's Harvest," a non-profit dedicated to helping the rural poor of Malawi, Africa, grow nutritious food on their own land. She led annual parish mission trips to Africa for six years.

Kate grew up in Westchester County, spending her childhood in Ardsley, Hastings-on-Hudson and Irvington. She is a 1987 graduate of Yale University with a BA in Theatre Studies and, prior to attending seminary, worked as an actress in Washington, DC, New York City and Los Angeles.

She is married to Bruce Smith, a writer and fundraiser, currently the Deputy Director for External Affairs at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. They have three children: twins Caleb and Emmie, nineteen, and Owen, sixteen. Caleb is a sophomore at Penn State in the BFA Musical Theater program and Emmie is a freshman at the University of Michigan in the BFA Acting program. Owen is a sophomore at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA. The Malin/Smith family is rounded out by Malloy, a year-old pup of dubious pedigree and cheerful disposition. 

The Institution of the Reverend Kate Malin as 31st Rector of Christ's Church Rye took place in grand fashion on Thursday, June 14th!

To read Kate's letter to the parish, please click here.

To view a short video introduction by the Reverend Kate Malin, please click below...