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The Rev Dr Vaughan Durkee McTernan

mcternan_sized_for_bio_page.jpgTHE REV. DR. VAUGHAN DURKEE McTERNAN

Assistant Priest | 719.328.1125 ext 308

Dr. Vaughan has recently returned to Colorado Springs to join Grace and St. Stephen's and assist Fr. Jeremiah with liturgical, pastoral, and teaching activities. Her areas of interest and teaching expertise include Christian theologies, women in religion, and Islam. She is a frequent lecturer on Islam to church and community groups.

Dr Vaughan has been a priest in the Diocese of Colorado since 2006.  She served as  Priest-in-Charge at St. David of the Hills Episcopal Church in Woodland Park (2006-2010); Associate Priest and Acting Interim at Ascension and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Pueblo (2010-2013); and Associate Priest at Chapel of Our Saviour in Colorado Springs (2013-2014) immediately prior to moving to Houston, Texas for three and a half years.

Before being ordained, she taught Religious Studies in higher education at Colorado College, Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA), and Beloit College (Beloit, WI). She earned a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut, an MDIV from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Denver University and Iliff School of Theology.