UPDATE: On June 5, Dean Thomason announced to the community the Canon Rosario-Cruz has accepted a position as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Cross/Santa Cruz in Kingston, New York, and will be resigning his position at Saint Mark’s. Please read the Dean’s full announcement, along with a message to the community from Eliacín, here.
The Rev. Eliacín Rosario-Cruz began as Canon and Priest Associate at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in October of 2021. He is a graduate of Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry, and is also a trainer with the College for Congregational Development. He is no stranger to Saint Mark’s, having served as Adult Faith Formation Associate here 2005–2008, and he was ordained a priest in the cathedral in 2015.
Since ordination he has served St. Luke’s~San Lucas Episcopal Church in Vancouver, WA, and, more recently, as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Snohomish since September, 2017. His interests include intercultural competency in congregational systems, intersectional justice, and liberation theology. He is a native of Puerto Rico, and his bilingual gifts figure prominently in his ministry.
Eliacín, his wife Ricci Kilmer, and their three teenagers live in Lake Stevens.