TRANSITION TEAM

 

 

Richard Baird – I have been a member of St. Paul’s for over 20 years and have served on the vestry and also as a lector and an usher.  I am married to Kathy for 37 years and together we raised three children and are now proud grandparents.  I worked for over 41 years as a clinical social worker and am now semi-retired.

Joel Cook – I was not interested in a formal church.  For years, I'd been grounded in a spirituality based upon the outdoors.  God's work in nature.  Then two events changed my attitude.  Life's challenges continued to grow and I needed to build a stronger self.  The other, I found a wonderful community at St. Paul's.  In 2009, I volunteered for the then Annual Fair and Book sale.  I was welcomed with enthusiasm and smiles, both by the church and the greater community.  I wanted more, so I joined the parish.  Only good things have followed.  I was baptized and married by Father Greg in 2014 and nominated to the vestry in 2016.  To this day I can count many new friends and many joyous days.  I am passionate about being in love with my adoring wife, sharing my photography, watching sports car racing and the American Southwest.

Rick Hammer – Having retired after 38 years as a businessman in New York City, and subsequently moving into the area, we joined St. Paul's two years ago.  During that time both my wife Bonnie and I have found many opportunities to be involved in this loving parish.  I currently serve as a chalicer, lector, intercessor and usher at the 8:00 am service.

Sue Jacques - I have been a member of St Paul's Church for about 2 years.  I recently retired from Western Connecticut Health Network after 23 years in patient financial services.  With a 4-year old grandson, I am now able to spend more time with him.  I also enjoy handcrafts, gardening, and baking sweets for various church functions. In my former parish, I was a Stephen Minister.

Pam Lehman – As a member of St. Paul’s Church for the past 14 years, I have enjoyed being a member of the welcoming committee and the altar guild.  In addition, my family and I participate as lectors, ushers, and in the youth group, and I am a member of the Stewardship team.  Professionally, I am a physical therapist in Brookfield, Ct.

Karen Nash – I have been a member of St. Paul’s Church for the past 21 years.  I was drawn here because of the Saturday Night Contemporary Service, and quickly found a home.  During the time I have been a part of this community, I have been involved in various ministries, but the ones that have stolen my heart are the youth, the music, and the Saturday night 5:00 pm service.  I say this with gratitude and no small degree of selfishness, for the joy they give me far outweighs any amount of energy or effort they might require.  Married and a first time grandmother, I am now retired and enjoying a life that, at times, I think, is busier than when I was working full-time as a social worker and raising two wonderful children.

Nancy Twinem - A life-long Episcopalian, I have been a member of St. Paul's Church since 2000.  I served in several capacities, including the vestry twice and nine years as a Senior Warden.  I also served on a previous Search Committee.  I am a Lay Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Finance Committee, the head of the Stewardship team, a member of Community Connections and a member of the New Start Ministry team (a group working to resettle refugees).  A former educational administrator, and a soon-to-retire financial services representative, I enjoy golf and far-flung travels!

Amy Williams (Chairperson) – I have been a member of St. Paul's Church since January 2010, and currently serve as a chalicer, lector, intercessor and usher at the 10:00 am service. Briefly a junior warden on the vestry (cut short by a job change), I have also served on the visitation committee. St. Paul's has become a second home to me and I'm very grateful for the chance to worship here and to be a member of a great community. I've been practicing as a commercial real estate attorney for over 23 years in Manhattan.