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St. Stephen's has a new Rector!
The Reverend Paul Alexander Price
We are excited to announce that St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church of Oak Harbor has called the Reverend Paul Alexander Price as our new rector, and he has accepted our call. Prior to joining St. Stephen’s, Reverend Price was Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church, Redlands, CA; Rector at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Riverside, CA; And Curate at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church and School in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; And Curate at St. John Chrysostom Episcopal Church and School in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; And Assistant/Associate Curate at St. John’s Episcopal Church & School in Riverside CA. Reverend Price will begin his work at St. Stephen’s on November 1, 2022.
The Reverend Paul Price introduces himself:
How do I introduce myself? Good question. I was born and baptized in Berlin and am a cradle Anglican. My parents relocated to the high desert, Antelope Valley in California, where I spent most of my formative years. My home parish in Lancaster was St. Paul’s where Bp. Rusack confirmed me. I met my wife, Cheryl, in 1984 and we were married in 1985 by my godfather, Fr. Keith Landis. We have one child, Evan, who was born in Indianapolis. I have a BS in computer information science from Azusa Pacific University and my M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary where I graduated in 2004. I was ordained to the diaconate June of 2004 and as a priest December 19, 2004.
That tells the story of my accomplishments but not really who I am. I am a priest and a programmer. I am a godfather, a father, and a husband. I love astronomy and sci-fi/fantasy novels. Cheryl and I are ballroom dancers. I am a cancer survivor. I grew up knowing that God was an abundant part of my life. I am a child of God. And just as St. Stephen’s is coming through a transition, so am I. I think this is enough to get us started. I am looking forward to meeting and knowing a little something about each of you at St. Stephen’s. I know the journey we have together will be an exciting one.
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