The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price
The Rev. Dr. Sarah Kye Price is the Vocations Minister for the Diocese of Virginia. In this role she manages the ordination process, stewarding the Commission on Ministry’s canonical responsibilities to “design and [oversee] the ongoing process for recruitment, discernment, formation for ministry, and the assessment of readiness therefore.” She supports the Commission on Ministry (COM), its sub-committees and related programs, including the Committee on Discernment, The Young Priest Initiative, the Committee on Priesthood, the Committee on the Diaconate, Mid-Atlantic Parish Training Program, Diocesan Board of Examining Chaplains, and also serves as the Formation Director for the St. Phoebe School for Deacons.
Sarah is a blended vocational priest, professor and social worker with a heart for preparing people to serve the church and the world. Originally from Western New York, Sarah attended SUNY College at Buffalo (BSW ‘92) and Syracuse University (MSW ‘93) and worked as a social worker in health care, hospice, and bereavement support. She relocated to St. Louis to attend Washington University (PhD ‘05) where she met her spouse (Michael) and later expanded their family with daughter Cassandra. Sarah and family moved to Richmond in 2006 when she joined the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as Professor as well as Associate Dean in the School of Social Work until her transition to full-time diocesan staff in May 2023.
Sarah discerned her call to ordained, blended vocational ministry here in the Diocese of Virginia. She is a graduate of the low-residency MDiv program at Church Divinity School of the Pacific (MDiv ‘18) and subsequently served as Deacon and Missioner to Monroe Park with Grace and Holy Trinity, Richmond (2018-2019) and Priest Associate at St. Mark’s, Richmond (2019-2022). Sarah was invited back to CDSP in the role of St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry where she served during Spring and Summer 2022. She is grateful for her call to diocesan staff to accompany others in the ministry of vocational discernment and formation.