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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.
bohl [at] stpauls-kst.com (Mr. John Bradford Bohl), Interim Music Director
Hailed as “a superb organist” (The Washington Examiner), John Bradford Bohl is a multi-faceted musician, working as conductor, organist, singer, accompanist and coach. A native of the Flint, Michigan, Mr. Bohl has been the Assistant Director of Music at St. Paul's, K Street (Episcopal) in Washington DC since 2007, where he is primary accompanist of the Parish Choir, the Choir of Boys & Girls and the Youth Choir.
As organist, Mr. Bohl has performed all over the United States, both as a soloist and accompanist. He can be heard as accompanist on the 2010 recording We Sing of God, by the choirs of St. Paul's, K Street; and as soloist and accompanist with The Washington Chorus and the Washington Symphonic Brass on the 2009 CD Christmas in Washington. He can also be heard as countertenor soloist on the 2010 Grammy-nominated recording of Handel's Israel in Egypt with the choir of Trinity Wall Street, New York City.
Acclaimed as a "sterling countertenor" with "a voice of clarity and dexterity", Mr. Bohl made his Kennedy Center debut in a performance of The Lark by Leonard Bernstein with The Washington Chorus in November 2012. He performs regularly as both soloist and chorister with The Washington Bach Consort, the choirs of The Washington National Cathedral, Cathedra, the resident chamber ensemble at the Washington National Cathedral, and is a founding member of the Austin, Texas based Ensemble VIII.
Mr. Bohl began piano studies at age six, and organ studies at age nine. He was a organ student of Dr. Marilyn Keiser and voice student in the Early Music Department of Dr. Paul Elliott at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Mr. Bohl previously served as the Chorus Master of The Washington Chorus (2011-2013) and was Assistant Organist/Choirmaster at Old St. Paul's Church (Episcopal) in Baltimore, MD (2005-2007).