St. Patrick’s has been very happy with the Rev. Galen Mirate as our interim rector while the search continued its search for a permanent rector. Rev. Mirate is from Valdosta and has served as visiting celebrant and preacher at Episcopal churches in the Diocese of Georgia on an as-needed basis. She has previously served as assistant rector at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Valdosta, Vicar at St. Margaret of Scotland Episcopal Church in Moultrie, and Associate Priest at Christ the King Episcopal. She is a graduate of the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, TN, and the University of Georgia School of Law. The Rev. Mirate joined us on October 2, 2016 for an introductory visit and then began her interim duties during the following week and started officiating and preaching on October 9, 2016.