We, as the Vestry of St. Paul’s Church, are very excited to both honor St. Paul’s history and to embrace the challenges of the current community, as we move forward to effect positive changes for our parishioners, church, and communities.
Bill and I were married at St. Paul’s in 2004 of which I have been a member for twenty years. I have participated in the Lobster Boil, Caring Meals, Altar Flowers, and Grace Place. I enjoy the social activities and people at St. Paul’s. I look forward to the annual bonfire, outdoor services, Taize services, and Wednesdays in Lent. I have assisted with church history collection to the Regional History Museum. Although I was raised Lutheran, the Episcopal Church in our diocese is my church home.
Peg has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2004. This is her third term on the Vestry and has served as a Warden twice before. Fellowship events and serving on the Altar Guild are her favorite church activities. Peg is a retired Registered Nurse. She and her husband Al enjoy their time on their enclosed back porch. They have 3 grandchildren in the area, and look forward to their winter vacations in warmer climates.
Michael has been attending St. Paul’s since 2020 when he moved to DeKalb. He frequently serves as a crucifer and lector. He enjoys the history of the use of language and the Book of Common Prayer in the Episcopal Church.
My name is Lori Judkins, my husband Dean and I have been coming to St. Pauls for almost 6 years. This past October we were welcomed into the Episcopal faith. I am part of the Flower Guild and when we had Coffee hour would bring food about once a month. I look forward to being involved in the Vestry.
Marilyn Cleland’s professional life has been in education, first teaching in public high schools and then at university. At Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois she studied language and history, ultimately earning her Ph.D. in rhetoric and linguistics. While there, she taught in the Freshman English Program and directed a writing center and the ESL Center.
“I have always been in the pew, but found other sources of worship: at the altar as an acolyte, at the lectern as a reader, and in the conference room for adult education. I am now serving a second term on the vestry. In addition to my church life, I am an active mother and grandmother.”
Pat Brown has been a member of St. Paul’s since she moved to DeKalb wth her family in 1967, and has been on the Vestry several times and also on a Search Committee. She is a retired CPA, was the Treasurer for 10 years, and still serves as Assistant Treasurer in an advisory capacity. Pat is an elected member of the Endowment Committee, helps on the Altar Guild, and frequently is a reader on Sundays. Pat has aso worked on the Lobster Boil for many years as Treasurer and recetnly also serving as Co-Chair. She has one daughter who lives in Alexandria, VA.