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Concord, NH – The Right Reverend A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, ordained Reed Loy to the Sacred Order of Deacons on Saturday, June 6, where he was joined by family and friends as part of the ceremony held at St. Paul's Church in Concord. 


Reed grew up on a vegetable farm in Epping, NH along with his parents and two siblings. He has been a parishioner of Christ Church, Exeter, St. George’s Durham, and St. James’, Keene, as well as parishes in Cambridge, MA, Berkeley, CA, and Kaiaua, New Zealand. 


Following on his ministry experience with youth, college students, missions work, and the Episcopal Service Corps, Reed attended Church Divinity School of the Pacific, from which he recently graduated with a Master of Divinity. He is married to Linden Rayton of Northampton, MA, a naturalist, environmental educator, and steady and joyful partner. They are excited to be moving to Portland, ME for the next adventure in their life and ministries, where Reed will be Assistant Rector to St. Alban’s and St. Peter’s Episcopal Churches. 


Being ordained as a Deacon is a requirement before ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church. Ordinands serve as Deacons for at least six months before becoming Priests. For more information about the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, visit