The Rev. Christopher Wendell began serving as St. Paul’s rector in the summer of 2011. His ministry includes preaching and leading worship, providing pastoral care to all ages, welcoming newcomers and visitors, and working with the lay leadership in the administration and oversight of the parish. As part of his ministry, Chris also is an active member of the Bedford Interfaith Clergy Association and serves on the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of (eastern) Massachusetts. Before coming to St. Paul’s, Chris served for four years as an associate rector at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Wellesley. Prior to attending seminary, he worked for a regional theater company as a directing/producing assistant. Chris is a native of San Francisco and a graduate of Princeton University and the Episcopal Divinity School. When not at church, Chris enjoys reading, exercising, and exploring Bedford. Chris and his wife, Kristen, an assistant professor of engineering education, live in Bedford with their two boys.
The Rev. Rachel Wildman began as St. Paul’s Curate in the summer of 2015 after having been the parish’s seminarian intern for two years prior. Rachel’s ministry is part-time, and is focused on the Christian Education program and on serving as a spiritual companion to the parish’s active Women’s Group. In addition, she shares in preaching, worship leadership, and pastoral care duties with Rev. Chris. A recent graduate of Episcopal Divinity School, she, her husband, David, and their two children live in Somerville, Massachusetts. Born and raised in Concord, NH, Rachel explored parts south as she pursued her former career as a research scientist in the field of academic medicine, and is thrilled to be back in New England. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys reading, rediscovering her love of the piano through lessons with the parish’s music minister, Michael, and binge-watching PBS mini-series and embarrassing reality TV shows.
The vestry of St. Paul’s includes the wardens, the treasurer, the clerk, and several general members with rotating three-year terms. The vestry is a good blend of newer and long-time parishioners, usually including a student member, committed to the responsible stewardship of the church, both practically and spiritually.
Dori Pulizzi, Warden (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dori, her husband, and their three teenage children have been part of the St. Paul’s community since 2008. Dori was drawn to St. Paul’s by the spirit of its community: “This is God’s table and all are welcome.” She has enjoyed being part of “St. Paul’s Tonight” with her family, working at the Bedford Day booth, volunteering at Special Olympics, attending the Advent Fair, and helping with outreach ministries.
Arthur Fergusson, Warden
John MacPhee, Treasurer (email@example.com)
Linda Moosick, Clerk
Linda came to St. Paul’s in 2001. She joined the choir to sing as her grandmother did, and currently serves as the music librarian. She also works on the craft committee and is active in the Women’s Group “and anywhere I can be of help.” She works part-time for a pediatrician in Waltham.
Members at Large
Christine Anderson is a lifelong member of St. Paul’s whose ministries include making crafts for the Advent Fair, performing in the last four “St. Paul’s Tonight” shows, teaching Sunday School, and traveling with two Haiti mission teams. She also is one of the photographers for the church, and lives in Bedford with her husband and three children.
Doris Kraemer found St. Paul’s in 2014 when looking for a new church for her family, including a new grandchild who needed to be baptized. Doris has enjoyed the Women’s Group, Spiritual Spa Night, working on crafts for the Advent Fair, and knitting blankets for Project Linus. Outside of St. Paul’s, Doris leads a support group for loved ones affected by addiction and is active on the Governor’s commission to address the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. Doris is a nurse and has a company that assists families dealing with long term care services, care coordination, and insurance payments.
Sanjeev Pillai moved to Bedford in early 2013 and started coming to St. Paul’s in September of 2013 with his wife, Sarita, and two daughters. The whole family was baptized at St. Paul’s in November of 2015 and are active parishioners involved in various activities at the church. Sanjeev serves on the Stewardship Committee, as an usher and greeter during services, and at the Community Table sponsored by the church.
Sarah Scoville, her husband, and three young children joined the St. Paul’s community in 2011. She is on the Outreach Committee, helps with Christian Education, and contributes to most church art, craft, or design projects.
Matt Skavenski was baptized and grew up right here at St. Paul’s. He returned to the church several years along with his wife and two young children. In addition to Vestry work, he currently co-leads the middle school youth group and helps with the property committee.