RIP: Barbara Schlachter, one of the first female Episcopal priests

first_img Mel Schlachter says: Rector Albany, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Music Morristown, NJ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT March 16, 2016 at 8:28 pm So very sad to read of Barbara’s death. As a member of the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, I am so thankful for her leadership and love of the church. Rest in God’s holy Peace, Barbara . March 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm She was a great lady. Margaret Irwin says: Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Comments (10) Karen (Lisby) Leugers says: E. F. Michael Morgan says: Susan Longo Cowperthwaite says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ March 2, 2016 at 9:20 pm Barbara was an inspiration to me. I am grateful. March 6, 2016 at 6:44 am Barbara was a joy to know as colleague and friend. Her down-home hospitality was extended to all sorts and conditions of people, teaching us the love of Christ by bold and courageous example. Posted Mar 1, 2016 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 March 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm So many memories of very powerful years and events, Carter. Nice to hear from you.Mel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab March 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm Barbara was a supportive mentor when I was exploring the call to ordained ministry in the early 1980’s. I continue to treasure her wise counsel about juggling my relationship with God, my responsibility to my family, and my obligations to the institutional church. I still have the bean bags representing those three commitments that were part of her charge to me at my ordination. I was blessed to count her as a friend and a colleague. This obituary is published here.Barbara Jeanne Hartley Schlachter died early Wednesday morning, February 17, after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was born August 10, 1945 to Jeanne Louise Sommer Hartley and Charles Beatty Hartley and grew up on the shores of Lake Erie on her grandfather’s fruit and vegetable farm. She attended elementary school in Huron and Centerville, Ohio and graduated from Huron High School in 1963. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1967. She did her graduate work at Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary, receiving an MA in history of religions in 1970 and her M.Div. in 1972. She received the Dr. of Min. degree in Ministry and Marriage and Family in 1988 from Eastern Baptist Seminary and was certified as a pastoral counselor by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.Visitation was held on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Trinity Episcopal Church at Gilbert and College Streets in Iowa City. The service of burial was held on Feb. 22 at 11 a.m., also at Trinity Church.Barbara was one of the first women to be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1977 and helped to found the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, serving as its first president. She served parishes in White Plains NY, Staatsburg NY, Troy OH and Cedar Rapids, IA. She gave her time to the church beyond the parish, serving both at the diocesan level and national level. Among other things she served on the Church Deployment Board, was the first ordained woman to serve on the Executive Council and chaired the Committee on the Status of Women.She married the Rev. Mel Schlachter on Aug. 24, 1968, and they had two children, Erika Hartley Schlachter Sward, and Jacob Hartley Hanson Schlachter. She is survived by them and by their spouses, David Sward and Laura Hanson Schlachter, and two grandchildren, Matthew and Colin Sward, in addition to her sister, Suzanne Hartley.After she retired from parish ministry, she continued her work as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director. She also went through training as a Healing Touch practitioner and saw her ministry in her later years as one of healer. Her final passion was the environment and healing the earth, especially climate change action. She was proud of being arrested at the White House for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, and she co-founded Iowa City Climate Advocates and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future to educate, advocate and agitate about climate change.She was a breast cancer survivor who successfully went through treatment and lived another 17 years cancer free and was diagnosed in February 2015 with ovarian cancer. She loved reading and the beauty of the out-of-doors, and most of all she loved her family and is grateful to them and to all her friends who supported her in her journey.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation in memory of Barbara Schlachter to carry on her love for children and reading at 123 S. Linn St, Iowa City IA 52240 (, or to the Barbara Schlachter Fund c/o 100 Grannies for a Livable Future at 18 Valley View Knoll, NE, Iowa City, IA 52240. Mel Schlachter says: Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments are closed. Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA The Rev. Christine Payden-Travers says: Rector Knoxville, TN RIP: Barbara Schlachter, one of the first female Episcopal priests Laurie Eiserloh says: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 March 18, 2016 at 12:13 pm Thanks John. Glad to be reminded of those exciting years and struggles. And of you.Mel March 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm Barbara was key in starting an Ecumenical Food Pantry in Hyde Park, NY. I remember well baking and preparing meals in parishioners homes – including the rectory in Staatsburg. She also was instrumental in starting a Mother’s Day Out program for a group of us with young children. Rest peacefully, Barbara. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York March 3, 2016 at 7:59 pm What a sister! I’ll always be grateful for Barbara’s friendship and collegiality throughout our time in seminary together, the women’s ordination struggle, the Episcopal Women’s Caucus and Episcopal Women’s History Project. I was inspired and strengthened by the amazing journey we shared on this fragile planet, our island home. Godspeed, dear friend. 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