The Reverend Anne Emry

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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). From the Church Divinity School of the Pacific (Berkeley, California), I earned my Master of Divinity. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, I served as the Associate Rector of St. John the Evangelist, Hingham, Massachusetts. I have served 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. I love to cook, garden, 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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Associate Rector

The Reverend Andy McQuery

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As Associate Rector, I assist the Rector in the administration and leadership of the parish, with a special focus on Christian education and formation in the Episcopal tradition. This is accomplished through worship and preaching, as well as teaching in a variety of settings, including Sunday forums, special events, and, most vitally, in providing collaborative formation for our youngest members and their families. I am also a liaison to a number of community organizations supported and/or hosted by St. Paul’s, and am engaged in social justice opportunities and community outreach in the greater Salem area.

About Father Andy

A native of the Pacific Northwest, I was raised in the Portland suburbs and hold both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music (vocal performance; Manhattan School of Music, 1998 and 2000, respectively). In addition to a brief international career as an opera singer, I have worked in corporate finance and non-profit administration. I earned my Master of Divinity from Yale (2017) and am thrilled and relieved to have been called to serve in my home diocese.

I am a fan of icons and chant, and in my spare time I can often be found hiking in the beautiful forests of Oregon, listening to music (of many varieties), enjoying cultural activities and the arts, or just hanging out with my cat, Starbuck.


  • Christian Education & Episcopal Formation
  • Pastoral Care
  • Children, Youth & Family Ministry
  • Social Justice Initiatives & Community Outreach

Vestry Leadership
Toni Phipps, Senior Warden
BIll Rivoire,  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                                                        Jessica Carpenter, Administrative Assistant
Dan Hoagland, Sexton

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


Dr. Paul Klemme, Director of Music

Paul is a native of Missouri and has served as Music Director since 1997. Paul is also an adjunct professor at Willamette University in Salem and conducts the Willamette Master Chorus. He and his wife, Sue, live in Wilsonville, Oregon. 




Nicholas Ertsgaard Assistant Director of Music

Nicholas currently serves as the Assistant to the Director of Music, Dr. Paul Klemme, here at St. Paul’s, directing a chamber ensemble, a children’s bell choir, and assisting Dr. Klemme in conducting and rehearsing Trinity choir. His duties also include selecting performance music - ranging from Baroque polyphony to contemporary works - as well as arranging hymns and other pieces.

Leslie Dinsdale Co-Director of Children's Choirs
Leslie is a life long member of St. Paul’s, growing up singing in the choirs she now directs. Her Music Education degree is from the University of Oregon and she taught for a few short years in Salem-Keizer Schools as a music specialist. She has also taught at CET and worked as a substitute music teacher.


Glenda Blanchard Co-Director of Children's Choirs

Glenda Blanchard went to college at Willamette University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and did her graduate work at the University of Oregon. Glenda taught choir at Punahou School in Honolulu as an assistant for one year, 4 years as the high school choir at Central Linn HS in Halsey, OR, 28 years of elementary music for Salem / Keizer school and this is her 28th year working as a co-director of children's choirs at St. Paul's with Leslie Dinsdale!