Holy Innocents Church to bid farewell to Amy Crowe
LAHAINA – Parishioners and friends of Holy Innocents Episcopal Church will join together for a farewell potluck brunch on Sunday, Dec. 29, to honor their vicar, Rev. Amy Crowe.
The event will be held after the 9 a.m. service at the historic 561 Front St. church.
Rev. Crowe became an active member of the community as a strong advocate for A Cup Cold of Water, a community Care-Van outreach to the houseless and those in need.
She also became a member of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise.
“My family and I have enjoyed living in Lahaina. I have felt honored to serve as the vicar of Holy Innocents for these past five years,” she said.
“This is a church that is so rich in Hawaiian history and in the Episcopal Church. My prayers continue for the people of Holy Innocents and how God is leading their ministry along with the community of Lahaina.”
Rev. Crowe and her family are relocating to Wailuku.
She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern University outside Philadelphia and then earned her Master of Divinity Degree at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Her introduction to the islands came in 1997 as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on Kauai, where she also served as youth program organizer for St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue.
From there, she was accepted into the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Pacific Health Ministry (PHM), a nonprofit organization that provides hospital ministry and clinical pastoral education programs (mostly on Oahu).
She completed her residency for the program at Queen’s and Kapiolani Medical Centers.
Within time, Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) contracted Rev. Crowe’s services through PHM, who remains dedicated to the mission of institutional spiritual care and education.
Rev. Crowe, along with Eve Hogan, Jeanne-Rachel Salomon and Robert Burton, helped initiate the labyrinth at MMMC, a health care aid allowing the opportunity for releasing physical, emotional and spiritual stress.
Rev. Crowe was ordained a priest in 2012 and served as priest associate at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku, where she had previously served as deacon.
The church can trace its roots back to Dec. 14, 1862, when Anglican Church in Hawaii services first came to Maui and were conducted in Lahaina by The Right Reverend Thomas Nettleship Staley, the first bishop of Honolulu.
He used the Book of Common Prayer as translated by King Kamehameha IV.