Alberta Brown Buller (she/her/hers)

The Rev. Deacon Alberta Brown Buller was born and raised in New Britain, CT. She worked as a dental surgical assistant and dental business office manager in California for many years. After experiencing a strong call to the Diaconate (the Holy Spirit) that began with a visit to the Vatican and ended with an after church class, one Sunday, Alberta decided in March of 2013 to attend the Episcopal School for Deacons in the fall of that year. In April, she was diagnosed with cancer. After prayerful consideration, she decided to continue and was able to begin classes that fall. She completed her studies and the ordination process in 2016 and was ordained at Grace Cathedral on June 11, 2016. In 2022, Alberta retired from serving the faithful people of Christ Episcopal Church in Sausalito, CA, and she retired from her position as the Supervisor of the Spiritual Care Department of MarinHealth Medical Center Greenbrae, CA. She and her husband, Dave (a retired commercial diver), now live on The Big Island of Hawaii with their dog, Lido. They have a blended family with 5 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Alberta serves as deacon at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Apostles in Hilo.