York priest Madre Schroder dies at 58

Posted July 22, 2013 2:00 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News


One of York County’s few female Episcopalian Priests died over the weekend.

Madre Clarisse Beverly Schroder died Saturday following a short illness. She was 58.

Schroder was first installed as Priest of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in York in February, 2012.

She previously served as Curate at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Germantown, Tenn.

“[Schroder ] had a joy and an evangelical zeal and she loved people,” recalled Barbara Wilson, parish coordinator at the Good Shepherd. “She seldom met a stranger – and if she did, they weren’t a stranger for long,” Wilson said.

Schroder was very active in the Western York County Christian Minister’s Association, Wilson said.

Services will be held Friday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at the church in Liberty Street in York.