Brother James Dowd, Prior of The Benedictine Way, has been a monk for many years. Before serving in Nebraska, he served at Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY and at Mariya uMama weThemba Monastery in Grahamstown, South Africa. Brother James is passionate about exploring the intersection of the quest for Christian social justice and the contemplative life. Before his years in monastic life, Brother James had a career in theater and television.
Before coming to Incarnation Monastery, our new novice, Brother Jerry Thompson, served as a priest in parishes in Ohio, Indiana, and Nebraska, including at Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis as Canon for Liturgy, Formation and Stewardship. Most recently Brother Jerry spent fourteen years as Rector of St. Mark’s on the Campus in Lincoln. In addition to his formation as a monk through Incarnation, he also is serving part-time as Priest-in-Charge at St. James in Fremont. A native of Ohio, Brother Jerry was married for 35 years and has two children, a son who is deceased and a daughter who lives in Lincoln.
We are a Benedictine community in the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska…
The Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska is among the fastest growing dioceses in the United States and is characterized by a diverse and very active laity, an energetic clergy, and dynamic leadership. We are dedicated to gathering in community to worship God, to love one another, and to serve the poor, lonely, sick, and marginalized.