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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