Clergy & Staff

The Reverend Joseph Daly

The Reverend Joseph Daly


Read About Joseph

Joseph is a native of Nova Scotia and studied in Canada, the United States and the Middle East. He was ordained 2002 in the Diocese of Albany, NY.  Before coming to Ascension in 2009, he served as rector of Saint Andrews, Douglas, GA . 

He enjoys cooking and kayaking on the Bayou Teche where he lives with his two sons, Andrew and Aiden.

The Reverend Larkin

The Reverend Larkin


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Lauren is Teaching Chaplain at Ascension Episcopal School.  She has an M.Div. and an STM from Trinity School for Ministry, located in Ambridge, PA.  She contributes to theological blogs: Mockingbird and Key Life.

She has contributed work to three publications: The Gospel According to Pixar (Mockingbird, 2010); Comfortable Words: Essays in honor of Paul F. M. Zahl (Pickwick Publications, 2013); and Never Satisfied Until Satisfied in Thee: Finding Grace in Hamilton (forthcoming, 2017).

She and her husband Daniel are parents of their two boys (Quinn and Jack) and their daughter (Liza).

The Reverend Palmer Kennedy

The Reverend Palmer Kennedy

Minister to Young Families

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Palmer is Lay Teaching Chaplain at Ascension Episcopal School and serves as Lay Minister to young families in the parish.  He comes from Alabama where he earned a M.Div. from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham and served as a youth minister at Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Palmer is married to his wife, Hayley. He enjoys reading, traveling, sports and outdoor activities.

The Reverend Honey Becker

The Reverend Honey Becker


Read About Honey

Honey, a native New Orleanian, has lived 25 years in Hawaii, where she was ordained and served as chaplain to a nursing home, a retirement community and a hospital. Before Ascension, she served 4 ½ years in the Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East as Minister of Hospitality, St George’s College; Missioner, St Peter’s Church, and Manager, St George’s Guest House.

In Lafayette, Honey is happy to be closer to family and to serve at Ascension through the Olive Branch, Christian Outreach Center and Pastoral Ministry.

Her passions include traveling, painting, theatre, needlepoint and snorkeling!


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