St. Matthias' welcomed the Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby as its second rector in the fall of 2015.
Erin obtained her theological training at Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA (2008-11) under the sponsorship of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Valle Crucis, NC. Her second year of training was spent abroad at a Church of England seminary, Ripon College Cuddesdon, located in the English village of Cuddesdon with field placements in Oxford and London.
Upon receiving her Master of Divinity degree in 2011, Erin returned to England to serve as Junior Dean in Cuddesdon and served a part-time curacy on the Dorchester Abby Team in a cluster of churches which included St. Peter's, Marsh Baldon, St. Lawrence, Toot Baldon, and St. Mary and St. Berin in Berinsfield. Upon her return to the United States in 2012, she was ordained to the priesthood, as Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Shrewsbury, MA.
Prior to answering her call to ordained ministry, Erin was on the faculty at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC and Lees McRae College, in Banner Elk, NC.