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Zelda Kennedy




Senior Associate, Pastoral Care Healing and Health

Sabbath Day: Monday

On staff at All Saints since 2003,as Senior Associate for Pastoral Care, Zelda's portfolio includes all pastoral care and health & healing ministries. 

A native of the Bahamas, Zelda relocated to Pasadena from Charlotte, North Carolina, where she served as an Assistant Priest at Saint Patrick’s Church in Mooresville, North Carolina. She worked as a chaplain at Griffin Hospital in Derby Connecticut, as well as an intern at Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina and at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Haven - New Haven’s oldest Black Episcopal congregation.

Zelda is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Seminary, where she received a Masters of Divinity degree. During her time at Yale, Zelda served as Chapel Minister for Ecumenical Services for the Divinity School, Head House Resident at Berkeley, Coordinator of the Parks-King Lecture - in honor of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coordinator of Seminarians Interacting, Chair of Organization of Black Episcopal Seminarians and Research Assistant in the office Black Theology. She attended Fisk University for two years and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Prior to accepting her call to the ministry, Zelda worked for the City of Durham’s Human Resources Department as the Organizational Manager, where she was responsible for recruitment and selection, employee relations, employee services and organizational development. Her last assignment was as a Special Assistant to the City Manager Department.

Zelda is a widow with one daughter.

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