Our Leadership

It takes a village to take care of our faith family. Here are our leaders.

Fr. Andrew joined St. Paul’s in June of 2014 from East Lansing, Michigan.  He is an immigrant from Japan. Before St. Paul’s, he has served in All Saints in East Lansing, Michigan; All Saints in Windsor, Ontario, Canada; St. Benedict’s in Lacey, Washington.  He has earned the Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (now Bexley-Seabury Federation) in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to seminary, he worked in a DNA testing field with his Computer Science background.

Currently, he is a graduate student at Kent School of Social Work hoping to specialize in gerontology to pursue his passion to build an inter-generational ministry.

Fr. Andrew Shirota, Rector

 

Vestry

“The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property” (as cited in The Episcopal Church website).

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In all reality, a call to serve on the Vestry is more than a business matter. They are a group of people whom the parish calls their leaders and work with the rector as partners in ministry. We have nine people, three in each class–Junior, Middler, and Senior. In the three years of their duty, they grow together as a faithful disciple and servant leader of the congregation.

Senior Class 25′
Kitty – Senior Warden
Cindy – Miner Outreach
– Fellowship

Middler Class 26′
Kathy Dawkins – Junior Warden
George Busch – Building & Grounds
Jason Solan – Formation

Junior Class 27′
Susie Aebersold – Secretary
Pam Dickmann – Worship
Tom Yurt – Stewardship

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Priest Associate
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Parish Administrator
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Minister of Music