Mother Dawn Frankfurt was called to St. James in March of 2011. Mother Dawn grew up in Oklahoma City and Edmond, OK. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Oklahoma University and undertook a career in marketing after a few years of graduate study in creative writing. In a dozen years as a marketing professional, she held positions in Oklahoma City; Wilmington, NC and Honolulu, HI.
The only thing important enough to take her away from the paradise of island life was her call to ordained ministry in the Episcopal Church. Over ten years ago, she was sponsored by the Diocese of Hawaii and attended the Berkeley Divinity School at Yale for seminary training. There she served two parishes in Connecticut: Christ Church Tashua in Trumbull and The Church of the Holy Trinity in Middletown. Historic Trinity Church, in Staunton, VA, was her first church home and where she was ordained to the priesthood. She served Trinity as Associate Rector for three years and stayed to serve as Interim Rector for another year before returning to Oklahoma to be close to family.
Mother Dawn has led two congregations in Oklahoma; she served as interim rector at St. Philip’s in Ardmore, and subsequently as interim rector at All Saints’ in Duncan.