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Priestly Ordination of the Rev. Emil Klatt
February 9 @ 6:00 pm
By the Grace of God and the Consent of the People, Bishop Chip Edgar, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina, will ordain The Rev. Emil Henry Klatt, III, to the Sacred Order of Priests on February 9, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Parish Church of St. Helena in Beaufort.
Emil comes to the ACNA and the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina from the Lutheran Church (ELCA), where he served as an ordained pastor for over 20 years. Prior to attending seminary, he served on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, flying the A-6 Intruder, among other adventures, and retired after 20 years of service to enter seminary. He is a graduate of Culver Academy; Clemson University, with a BA in Secondary Education (history); California State University, with an MA (history); Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, SC), with an MDiv; and Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland University (Ashland, Ohio), with a DMin (Pastoral Counseling). He spent most of his pastorate in Ohio, and was most recently pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Hilton Head, before retiring in 2019 and moving across the county to his hometown of Beaufort. He serves the congregation of St. Helena, Beaufort. He and his wife, Barbara, have two grown daughters and six grandchildren.