The Very Rev. Heidi Kinner - Dean & Rector
Heidi was born in Alamosa, Colorado, but she grew up in a small village in England, where her parents were stationed with the U.S. Government. She began going to local Church of England, St. Mary’s, and was confirmed by the Bishop of St. Albans in 1983. Upon completing high school, she moved back to Colorado to attend college. She graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. with a major in French in minors in Russian and Political Science. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in 1992. Upon graduation she attended U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidate School, receiving her Commission to Second Lieutenant in August 1993. Her military occupational specialty was logistics, and she served with the Third Marine Aircraft Wing in El Toro, California in that capacity. She also served as Operations Officer, Series Commander and Company Commander with the Women’s Recruit Training Battalion at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, South Carolina. It was during her service at Parris Island when Heidi felt the call to ordained ministry. After completing the discernment process at St. Helena’s Episcopal Church in Beaufort in the Diocese of South Carolina, Bishop Salmon sent her to Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary. Following graduation from seminary and ordination, Heidi accepted a call to a mission church in Twenty-nine Palms, California. In 2005, she accepted the call to the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, where she initially served as the Canon for Missions and Outreach. She also served as the Chaplain for the Advent Episcopal Day School (a 4K through 8th grade Episcopal school), and as the Vice Dean of the Cathedral. Dean Kinner began her ministry at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Helena, Montana in October 2011. She is married to Scott Kinner, who is a Military Doctrine Developer and a member of the Montana City Volunteer Fire Department. They have four dogs and one cat.
The Rev. Gabriel Morrow - Curate
Hailing from California, and bouncing through Texas and Florida along the way, Father Gabriel and his family have come home to Montana after three years of seminary at Nashotah House in Wisconsin. In 1993 he and Angela, his wife, met while in college in Texas. Since then he has been a flight instructor, worked in alternative special education, been a youth pastor at two churches and a therapeutic boarding school outside of Whitefish, taught in public and private schools, and even squeezed in a couple seasons with the Park Service in Glacier National Park. But all along the way God has been leading him on a pilgrimage toward priestly ministry within His Church. He says, "Coming home isn't just about geography in this case. It's about finally living into a calling that God initiated within me a long time ago. Angela and I are immensely thankful and privileged to call St. Peter's home and are very excited to see what God has in store!" Father Gabriel and Angela have two children, Amelia Grace and Jude.