Meet Roxanne Friday
Reverend Roxanne Jimerson-Friday, is an Episcopal Priest for the Wind River Indian Reservation, and currently employed with Wind River Development Fund, as the Finance Director in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. She is an enrolled tribal member of the Eastern Shoshone of Wyoming and also part of the Seneca Nation of Indians of New York, Alleghany Reservation, Wolf Clan.
We are excited to announce that Roxanne will be our visiting chaplain the The Chapel of the Transfiguration for the last two weeks of August.
Her philosophy involves listening and caring about people by contributing to her community, culturally and religiously through outreach activities, specifically serving people in finding peace and comfort, speaking about difficult issues like healing from past traumas, and learning the stories of the Native people. She has many accomplishments in the accounting field, but the most important one to her was graduating from the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, Iona Institute of Theological Studies, Casper, Wyoming in May 2016. She was ordained as the first female Native American Episcopal Priest in the State of Wyoming, which includes being the first Eastern Shoshone Tribal Member, on May 26, 2017.
Roxanne is inspired daily by her husband Aaron Friday of 36 years; has three grown children, Fawn, Vernon, and Jade. She has five grandchildren, four boys and a girl. Her hobbies include artwork in beading, sewing, spending time with family and mind-challenging puzzles.