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Upcoming Events
DEC

15

SUN
Pastor's Forum Bible Study
9:15 AM to 9:55 AM
Room 6.
Sunday School
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
K - 3rd - Godly Play, Room 4
4th - 6th, room 7
7th - 12th, room 6
Paradise Valley Communion Service
1:00 PM
The service is conducted in the Laurel Creek Center at Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield.
DEC

16

MON
Twin Cities AA (PH)
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Staff
Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Karen Freeman

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A California native, Rev. Karen graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.  After a few years working in the biotechnology field in San Diego, Karen spent 18 months as paid crew sailing on yachts in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, visiting many beautiful islands and seaside towns.  Karen moved to England in 1991, where, through her involvement with local Anglican churches, she felt a call to ordained ministry. In 2009 she graduated with honors from the University of Leeds, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Pastoral Studies, and was ordained as deacon in 2009 and as priest in 2010 at Chester Cathedral, UK.
 
Rev. Karen's most recent position was as the Priest-in-Charge at Christ Church in Birkenhead, England. She moved back to California in 2018, settling in Fairfield.  Rev. Karen is married with two grown children.



Associate Priest

The Rev. Perry Polk

The Rev. Perry W. Polk was reared in Waco, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University with BBA majoring in economics. After a 20-year Air Force career, he settled in Fairfield. He retired as a school district Information Technology Director after 18.5 years and consulted for another five years. Called to ordination in 2005, Rev. Perry began seminary at the Pacific School of Religion. At the end of his middle year, he chose to change denominations and seminaries. He earned an MDiv at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in May 2008. Rev. Perry was ordained Priest on June 13, 2009 and became an Associate Priest at Grace Church in Fairfield. After serving as Long-Term Supply Priest at Grace Church, on July 1st 2014 he became the Interim Rector and held that position until August 31, 2018. He holds an MBA from the University of Oklahoma and an MA in Pastoral Ministry from Northwest Nazarene. He is a member of the board of the Episcopal Foundation of Northern California and the Diocesan Commission on Canons and Constitution.  He serves as the Squadron Commander of the Civil Air Patrol squadron at Travis AFB.  




Associate Priest

The Rev. David Cavanagh

The Rev. David Cavanagh is a retired Veterans Administration
Chaplain. He has served a number of churches in the Diocese
of Northern California as Interim Rector. David is a graduate of
Candler School of Theology with an MDiv and Washington State
University.




Organist

Lynne Secrist

Our organist comes from a family of church singers and organists.  Lynne has a Bachelor of Music Education with concentration in piano and choral music from SUNY, Potsdam, NY and a Master of Music Education from Eastern New Mexico University.

 




Bookkeeper and Office Manager

Kim Worthen

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Bishop of Northern California

Bishop Megan Traquair

The Right Reverend Megan M. Traquair was ordained and consecrated the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on June 29, 2019 at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA.
Bishop Megan is an active follower of Jesus Christ and was raised in Santa Barbara when it was a sleepy town, graduated from Pomona College in Claremont and received her MDiv at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, IL. Ordained in 1992 in the Diocese of Los Angeles she has led congregations in Tucson, towns near South Bend and Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. When she was Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona, she ran all aspects of clergy Transition (deployment).
Her interests include gardening, genealogy, hiking and history. Her husband Philip is a pediatrician at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. They have been partners and best friends as well as parents. They have two children: Hannah who teaches high school in Tucson, and Benjamin, who is an engineer in Colorado. You may contact Bishop Megan at BishopMegan@norcalepiscopal.org.




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