The Reverend Justin Lanier

Father Justin

Fr. Justin began his contemplative formation in St. Benedict’s Trappist Monastery in Colorado studying under the direction of Fr. Thomas Keating, O.C.S.O. He holds a Masters of Divinity, from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (the Episcopal Seminary of the West), Berkeley, California and did his undergraduate work at the University of Delaware studying Philosophy and minoring in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies with a Language (Japanese). During his formation he also entered monastic training at Tofukuji Rinzai Zen Buddhist Monastery under Keido Fukushima Roshi in Kyoto, Japan for what he sometimes calls “contemplative cross-training”.

In California, Fr. Justin helped co-found the Community of the Reconciliation, aka COR, a contemplative intentional community of young men and women living in Berkeley. He completed his field education as a contemplative missionary and area missioner with the Diocese of California and Church of the Advent of Christ the King.

Fr. Justin comes to us from the Diocese of Southern Ohio where he was in the Diocesan Resident program serving with St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Lebanon.

Fr. Justin was formally installed as the 27th Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at the Festal Evensong for the Confession of St. Peter on the 18th of January, 2013 by the Right Reverend Thomas Clark Ely, Bishop of Vermont.