Assistant Chaplain Kevin Newell was ordained as a deacon on March 5. Rev. Newell and eight other candidates were ordained by Bishop Susan Goff to the transitional diaconate, which means that in six months they will be ordained as priests. The service took place at The Falls Church Episcopalian in Falls Church, Va. His ordination to the priesthood is scheduled for September 10 in Richmond. Rev. Newell works primarily with the Lower School students leading them in worship and teaching religion courses.