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wall [at] stpauls-kst.com (The Rev. Richard Wall), Rector (known around St. Paul's as Fr. Richard)
Father Wall comes to us from St. Andrew’s, State College, in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania, where he has served as Rector for almost six years. Fr. Wall was born in South Staffordshire, England. He did his undergraduate and seminary work at Oxford, studying at Christ Church and St. Stephen’s House, respectively. Sponsored for ordination by the Diocese of Liverpool, he was ordained in Chelmsford Cathedral in 2002, and served as Curate for almost three years in commuter-belt Essex. On Valentine’s Day 2005, Fr. Wall “crossed the pond” in response to a call from St. Clement’s, Philadelphia, where he served as Curate for four and a half years. Fr. Wall is now a naturalized citizen of the United States.
strout [at] stpauls-kst.com (The Rev. Shawn Strout), Assistant Priest (known around St. Paul's as Fr. Shawn)
Fr. Shawn enjoys serving at St. Paul’s as an assistant priest since February 2016. He is primarily responsible for adult Christian education, pastoral care and sacramental preparation along with preaching and presiding at the Sunday and weekday services. He is currently a PhD student at The Catholic University of America in the area of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology. Before serving at St. Paul’s, Fr. Shawn served at Ascension and St. Agnes as the assistant rector during a very challenging year for the parish. Fr. Shawn was responsible for all areas of sacramental ministry, Christian education, pastoral care and outreach. Before serving at Ascension and St. Agnes, Fr. Shawn served at Christ Church in Kensington, Maryland first as their seminarian for two years and then as their assistant rector for two years. Fr. Shawn is a 2012 graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary with a Masters in Divinity. He also holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor of Arts in Bible. In his spare time, Fr. Shawn loves to read, watch sci-fi movies and television shows, travel with his partner Todd and take his two border collies on long walks in the woods.
jsmith [at] stpauls-kst.com (Dr. Jeffrey Smith), Music Director
Jeffrey Smith has served Saint Paul's from 1992 to 2004 and was reappointed in 2017. He was previously on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. He holds a doctorate from Yale University and is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the Royal School of Church Music, and the Guild of Church Musicians. In his spare time, Jeffrey enjoys film, fiction, book-collecting and walking other people's dogs.