The Reverend D Littlepage announced as ECCT Canon for Mission Advocacy, Racial Justice & Reconciliation

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The Reverend D Littlepage will be joining the staff of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut as its new Canon for Mission Advocacy, Racial Justice & Reconciliation. Rev. D will begin their work at The Commons February 13, 2024.

Prior to becoming a Canon for ECCT, Rev. D served as Rector of Trinity Church, Hartford, for the last three years. While at Trinity, D has been an active member of the Greater Hartford Interfaith Action Alliance (GHIAA) Clergy Caucus, the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association, and the ECCT Title IV Taskforce, among other endeavors. Prior to serving at Trinity, they served as the Director of Roxbury-Dorchester Power in Community, a collective founded by three Episcopal parishes and the Diocese of Massachusetts.

Throughout their ministry, D has served with a clear sense of God’s call to celebrate the holiness of God in the margins and to equip and support communities in living the Gospel of God’s love in the world around them. D is blessed to journey through life with their wife Kristen and their dog Caleb.

“D has years of experience bringing people together in a wide variety of settings, and always for the purpose of advancing the Gospel mandates of justice, reconciliation, and advocating for—and with—those who have been marginalized,” says the Rt. Rev. Jeffrey Mello, Bishop Diocesan. “I am grateful to D for saying ‘yes’ to this opportunity to serve ECCT in this new way.”

“I’m so excited to share in ministry with the Rev. D Littlepage as D lives into this new call” says the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan. “D’s leadership gifts are exceptional, and I look forward to deepening our commitment to this holy and important work with D’s ministry guiding the way.”

The Reverend Canon Harlon Dalton, Interim Canon for Mission Advocacy, Racial Justice & Reconciliation, also commented: “I am delighted that the Rev. D Littlepage has said ‘yes’ to this new call. Building on the strong foundation begun by Canon Ranjit K. Mathews, D will bring new energy, passion, and vision to this vital work, leading ECCT into the public square, pursuing justice in its many dimensions, and equipping the saints to be Christ’s body in the world.”

“In the three years that I have served in ECCT, I have been inspired by the many ways that Episcopal communities across the state have lived into the Gospel call to seek justice, reconciliation, and peace,” says Rev. D. “I am excited to support the deepening of the work that is already happening and to walk alongside communities as they seek to navigate the challenges that they face in living the Gospel in their towns and cities.”