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Doran Institution at Trinity Church Pinopolis
June 1, 2022
Doran Institution at Trinity Church, June 1
The Rev. Mary Ellen Doran will be Instituted as the Rector of Trinity Church, Pinopolis, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
Doran received her BA in Religion from Charleston Southern University, and her Masters of Divinity from Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge PA. St. James Church, Charleston, was her sending church to seminary, and she was ordained a Transitional Deacon there. Next she served as the Assistant Pastor at Church of Our Saviour on Johns Island, where she was ordained to the Priesthood. Following Church of Our Saviour, she was called to be the Rector of St. David’s Cheraw and St. Paul’s Bennettsville, along with overseeing St. David’s Day School. In January 2021, the two churches were able to un-yoke, and Doran continued solely at St. David’s.
“My husband Keith and I are excited to be able to call Trinity Church our new home,” said Mary Ellen. The Doran’s live in the Cane Bay area and have two adult daughters. Amanda, a Middle school teacher, is married to our son-in-law Jason, who is a retiring pilot from the Air Force. They have two daughters: Reagan and Kinley. Our other daughter, Madalaine, is a Mental Health Therapist in Greenville.