The Rev. Kristen Farrington
The Rev. Kristen Farrington is Priest-in-Charge of Cople Episcopal Parish. Ordained in 2006, Kristen has engaged in many different forms of ministry from School Chaplaincy to working for mission driven non-profits. Most recently, Kristen was the Director of Educational Programs at The Faith and Politics Institute in Washington, D.C., where she developed the Scholars & Fellows Program in honor of late Congressman John Lewis. Previously, Kristen was the executive director of the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum Institute in Washington, DC and, from 2012 to 2016, Kristen was head of programs and partnerships for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in London, UK and the United States. Kristen also had the honor of serving as Chaplain at St Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Alexandria, VA, St. Paul’s School for Girls and St. Timothy’s School in Maryland. For almost two decades, Kristen has engaged in interfaith communities as clergy, educator, dialogue specialist, and consultant. Throughout her ministry, Kristen has focused on social justice, believing that we are all called to participate in the building of Beloved Community.
Kristen and her husband Shawn have four wonderful adult children and three rescue dogs. They love spending time with family, traveling, running, kayaking, boating, and living on the Northern Neck.
Kristen is an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Virginia. She is an awarded graduate of Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and Phi Beta Kappa.