The Rev. David Griswold, Deacon
In November 2017, the Rev. David Griswold joined St. Columba's for a three-year stint as deacon at St. Columba's. David previously served with us during his final year of preparation before ordination. After prayerful discernment and with the blessing of the bishop, he now continues in approximately one-third-time, non-stipendiary capacity.
David serves liturgically on Sundays, proclaiming the Gospel, preaching and preparing the table. David may also serve – through outreach, pastoral care, justice, and prayer – within and beyond the walls of St. Columba’s in the DC metropolitan area. After coming to Washington in the 1980s to work as a congressional aide, he joined St. Margaret’s Church in DC and served as a lay leader for over 30 years, focusing especially on Christian education and community outreach. After earning a Master of Theological Studies at Wesley Seminary in 2012, David pursued Clinical Pastoral Education at Sibley Hospital. Granted Postulancy in 2014, he completed Deacons’ School training, which included an internship with Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington.