St George's Episcopal Church


The Rev Kent Marcoux

The Rev. Kent Marcoux serves as the fifth Rector of St George’s Episcopal Church – a historically African-American parish deeply rooted in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC since its founding in 1930. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of this worshiping community. Father Kent serves currently as President of the North Capitol Street/Rhode Island Avenue Ecumenical Council and represents the parish in other areas of community engagement.

Father Kent is active in youth ministry in the Diocese of Washington (EDOW) and Diocese of Maryland. He serves as event leader and musician at youth events in both dioceses. He serves as Chaplain and musician at Claggett Summer Camps in western Maryland. He also serves the Diocese on the EDOW Finance Committee.

Father Kent grew up in New Orleans – a hometown he loves and visits often to see family and friends. After college, he worked as a banker in New York, then served three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya working with microenterprises. He returned to graduate school at Yale, where he earned degrees from Berkeley Divinity School, Yale Divinity School and the Yale School of Management. Following his graduation Father, Kent moved to the Mount Pleasant neighborhood in the District, where he attended St Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church. He was ordained a priest at St Stephen’s in 1999 and served as a member of the clergy group. During this time, he also worked as Program Director at Prosperity Now in Washington, where he led the areas of entrepreneurship, development finance and microenterprise.

In 2003 Father Kent moved to Baltimore to lead a start-up faith-based CDFI (community development financial institution) serving low-wealth people and communities by offering loans, technical assistance, and innovative products and services that build wealth and create opportunity. In 2008 he returned to Washington and served as Assistant Rector at Grace Episcopal Church, Silver Spring, where he led youth ministries and served as Chaplain of Grace Episcopal Day School. More recently, Father Kent served as Interim Associate Rector at St Patrick’s Episcopal Church.

Father Kent and Ellen Kennedy, a Washington native, were married at St. Stephen's in 2000. Father Kent enjoys the arts, Bikram yoga, and playing music with family and friends.