King's appoints new Chaplain
We are delighted to announce the appointment of The Reverend Dr Ayla Lepine as our new Chaplain. Ayla will be coming to us from the parish of St John-at-Hampstead in London, where she has served as assistant curate since 2018, and will begin her role at King’s in mid-September.
Canadian by birth, Ayla will no doubt be familiar with the Cambridge environment, having prepared for ordination at Westcott House from 2015-18. She holds a doctorate in the History of Art and has lectured on art and architecture at the Universities of Essex, Yale, and the Courtauld Institute.
The Dean of Chapel, Dr Stephen Cherry said, ‘Ayla impressed the appointing panel with her engaging style, genuine warmth and bright intelligence. In the autumn and beyond, we will face numerous challenges as a community and in the chapel. With her many skills and considerable energy, Ayla will be an invaluable member of the team, in particular supporting the welfare and wellbeing of our students.’
The Reverend Dr Ayla Lepine said, ‘It is a great honour and delight to join King’s as the Chaplain this September. These complex times present an extraordinary opportunity to support this unique community and work together for everyone’s wellbeing. I greatly look forward to getting to know this vibrant college and its remarkable students.’