Saint Hilda's House

through the gates and into the city




The Rev’d Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Mother Kathryn Greene-McCreight, PhD, is an affiliate priest at Christ Church, New Haven and serves as a spiritual director to Saint Hilda’s House.  She is also an Annand mentor to students at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale Divinity School.  Her most recent books include Darkness is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness, Revised Edition (Brazos, 2015), and I Am With You: The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book, 2016, (Bloomsbury, 2016).

She is co-chair of the Patient and Family Advisory Council of Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, and is on the board of the Elm City Affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).  She has two adult children, and lives with her husband and goldendoodle in New Haven.

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The Rev’d Ann Broomell

Mother Ann has served parishes in New England and the Middle Atlantic States since 1994 in cathedral dean, rector, and interim rector positions. She discovered Christ Church in 2008-2009 when she was a chaplain resident at Yale New Haven focusing on oncology, acute care, and ethical decision making.  Mtr. Ann served here at Christ Church as Interim Rector prior to Fr. Stephen beginning his tenure as Rector. Originally a member of the UCC, she was drawn to the sacramental and mystical traditions and the social justice focus of the Episcopal Church. She has mentored several seminarians and walked with people as they discerned calls to ministry. She is an Annand mentor at Berkeley Divinity School, spiritual director here at St. Hilda’s House, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem.  Recently retired from parish ministry, Ann lives in New Haven.  She enjoys kayaking, singing, reading, international travel and time with friends and family. 


The Rev’d Kent C. Smith

Fr Kent C. Smith, a retired priest of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, has served as a priest affiliate since 2004. He was confirmed at Christ Church during the 1960s while working towards his doctorate in Chinese history. Grateful back then that Christ Church offered daily masses, he now finds great joy in celebrating the midday low masses most Wednesdays of the year in the Lady Chapel. He offers spiritual direction and counsel to seminarians and St Hilda’s House interns, assists with pastoral duties, and from time to time serves as a supply priest at other area parishes.

A native of New Jersey, he earned an A.B. from Princeton and also an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale. After many years as a history professor at Connecticut College, he left for study at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., to pursue his vocation to the priesthood. In 1985 he was ordained a priest at Trinity Church, Newtown, during his two years as curate there and then served seventeen years as rector of Christ Church, Redding.

He lives in Guilford with his wife, Margaret.