ladyat, who I'm privileged to count a friend, tells us that her new day job is at an Episcopal church. I wanted to preserve part of my comment there.
I'm not Christian, but I respect the people who are actually trying to
live up to what I know of the teachings of Jesus. It's the ones who
think carefully selected verses of Leviticus are more important that
disgust, frighten, and infuriate me in turns. My knee-jerk reaction is
to think of the latter kind whenever I hear words like "church" and
"reverend". That's not the person I want to be, so I thank you for the
opportunity to contemplate it.