Bachelor cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 1951. Master of Divinity, Yale University, 1976. Master of Sacred Theology, General Theological Seminary, New York City, 1979.
Doctor of Philosophy, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, 1988.
Intern St. Francis Church, Stamford, Connecticut, 1976-1977. Pastoral assistant St. Paul's Church, Riverside, 1979-1980, curate, 1980-1981. Assistant St. Saviour's Church, Old Greenwich, 1982-1990.
Interim assistant Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey, 1990—1991. Priest associate All Saints Church, 1992—1997, St. Christopher's Church, Chatham, Massachusetts, since 1997. Episcopalian election committee Diocese of Connecticut, 1986—1987, committee on human sexuality, 1987—1990, donations and bequests committee, 1987—1990.
Major chapter member Trinity Cathedral, Trenton, New Jersey, 1992—1996. Interim rector All Saints Church, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993.
Secretary Greenwich Committee Drugs, 1970—1971. Active Episcopal Women's Caucus. Board directors Greenwich Young Women’s Christian Association, 1971—1972, Chatham Old Village Association, 1998—2004.
Volunteer History Society Archives, since 2005. Member of Colonial Dames Am.
Married Richard Smallbrook McKinley, III, June 16, 1951 (divorced October 1977). Children: Richard IV, Ellen Graham, David Todd, Edward Bacon.