Deputy Presiding Officer Kara Hahn, this week, welcomed Daniel Basil Kerr, a licensed lay minister in the Episcopal Church, to offer the customary invocation delivered at the beginning of each general session of the governing body. Dr. Kerr leads a weekly inter-faith Morning Prayer service at the historic All Souls church in Stony Brook Village and often brings communion to area residents in nursing homes or who are physically unable to make services. At All Souls church, Dr. Kerr serves as membership chairman, Director of the Annual SOLES for All Souls5K Race/2K walk and spearheads the ongoing effort to make the 131 year-old church more accessible to visitors with limited physical mobility.
In addition to his church and pastoral duties, Dr. Kerr serves as a cross-cultural consultant focused on helping people and organizations work across borders and build more inclusive workplaces. Dr. Kerr is a Certified Public Accountant, a published poet and holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from New York University.
The meeting was led off by a powerful rendition of our National Anthem by Katrina Immerman. The East Setauket vocalist is a ninth grade student within the Three Village Central School District.