The Reverend Anne Emry

The most important responsibility I have as the Rector is to encourage and equip the people of St. Paul’s to “know Christ and make him known.” Leading our Vestry (board) and Staff, I ensure that we are attentive and energetic in building a vibrant Christian community through our ministries and initiatives.

In our worship life, I seek new ways for us to create sacred spaces and times for all who seek Jesus to find him here.

On our campus, I encourage St. Paul’s to open its doors to individuals and groups that need a place to gather.

With our clergy, and our Bishop, I preach, teach, lead worship and provide pastoral care, all for the purpose of making St. Paul's a vital and faithful Christian community that welcomes all those who seek God in their lives.

With prayerful discernment, I call the parish to find new ways to serve God by participating in the transformation of the neighborhoods and world around us.

About Mother Anne

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) in 1980. From the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley, California). I earned my Master of Divinity (2010). Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, I served as the Associate Rector of St. John the Evangelist, Hingham, Massachusetts. I serve on the Diocesan Council of Oregon. I am the former president of the interfaith Hingham-Hull Religious Leaders organization.

I have lived in Greenwich, Connecticut; Dallas, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Chicago area; Santa Fe, New Mexico, the San Francisco Bay Area; Hingham, Massachusetts; and, of course, Salem, Oregon. My husband Steve is a native of Hood River, Oregon. He misses the San Francisco Giants, but is a long-standing quacker-backer! Together we enjoy cooking, gardening, summer trips to the local U-picks, making (and eating) jam. I love to sing, and join our Trinity Choir (unofficially) on occasion. I am a lifelong learner on any subject related to art and design, and especially enjoy selecting the images on our bulletin covers.


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The Reverend Zac Harmon

frzacharmonI am delighted to serve Christ here at St. Paul's as curate. This is a warm church full of vitality and on the go. My ministry focus areas here include youth & family ministry, outreach and pastoral care. I also designed our more contemplative Celtic Service that happens on Wednesday nights. My background includes at-risk youth ministry on the Yakama Reservation, serving as seminarian at St. Alban's in Washington D.C. (which donated the land for the National Cathedral) and a rich course of studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. I look forward to getting to know you.


Three things about me:

  • Raised in rural Alaska,
  • Graduate of Willamette University in 2005
  • Enthusiast of all things Celtic

Vestry Leadership
Peter Chamberlain, Senior Warden
Hollie Groves, Junior Warden

Music Ministries
Dr. Paul Klemme, Director of Music Ministries
Mobile: 503-490-8874
Nicholas Ertsgaard, Assistant Director of Music
Glenda Blanchard, Co-director Children's Choirs
Leslie Dinsdale, Co-director Children's Choirs

Kati Arp, Parish Administrator
Office: 503-362-3661
Amy Goerger, Coordinator of Children's Ministries and Youth Leader
Terese Gillespie, Bookkeeper
David KebekoI, Administrative Assistant

St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1444 Liberty Street SE, Salem, OR 97302
Telephone: 503-362-3661
Fax: 503-363-3334
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