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Saint Paul’s Clergy & Staff

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The Rev. Dr. D. William Faupel, Priest-in-Charge

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Fr. Bill joined St. Paul’s on October 1, 2013, after spending several years in a dual role of training seminarians for ministry while pastoring several parishes in Kentucky and Maryland. Raised a Pentecostal, Bill+ took his M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky and his Ph.D. in the History of Christian Thought at the University of Birmingham in England. He also took his Anglican Studies at Queens College while in England. He returned to Asbury in 1978 to become Director of Libraries and Professor of the History of Christianity. During his stay in Kentucky he served a number of churches as Associate Rector, Interim Rector or Priest-in-Charge. In 2004 he moved to Washington, DC where he taught Church History and was Director of the Library at Wesley Theological Seminary and served as supply priest in the Diocese of Washington. In 2009 he was “loaned” to the United Methodists and pastored a small parish in Maryland until he moved to Naples. Fr. Bill and his wife, Bonnie, have a son, Michael, and a daughter-in-law, Kimberly, who live in Kentucky.


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The Rev. Dr. Wendel Meyer

Better known as "Tad", Fr. Meyer assists Fr. Bill on Sundays and will also have an active teaching ministry at St. Paul's.

Fr. Tad is native of the North Shore of Chicago where he went to high school, but he also spent some of his formative years in the South, living in Atlanta, Georgia and Fayetteville, Arkansas. He returned to the South for college receiving his B.A. from the University of the South, Sewanee, in 1971, along with his classmate and friend, Fr. Steve Zimmerman. After teaching school in Mississippi for four years, Fr. Tad went to the General Theological Seminary in New York City where he received his M.Div. in 1978 and his S.T.M. in 1980. Ordained priest in 1979, he served in Christ Church in New Haven, Ct. for three years before entering Cambridge University in England in 1982 where he received his Ph.D. in history three years later.

Fr. Tad also served as a canon in the Cathedral in Buffalo, New York and was rector of St. Peter's Church in downtown Philadelphia and St. John's Church in Beverly Farms, Mass. He has also served three different stints at the Memorial Church at Harvard University, the last as the Acting Pusey Minister following the death of his friend and colleague Peter J. Gomes.

For the past five years, Fr. Tad and his wife, the Rev. Ann Stevenson, have been assisting during the winter season at Trinity-by-the-Cove where they have led several educational ministries. When not at their condo in North Naples, they reside in North Berwick, Maine, where they have owned a home for eighteen years. On their annual migrations, they always stop in Louisville, Kentucky to visit their two children and spouses, and their five grandchildren.


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The Rev. Kay Richardson

A retired priest from the Diocese of Ottawa, Anglican Church of Canada, Kay has been worshipping with us in season for several years.

She served as incumbent of the Parish of Hawkesbury, L’Orignal, Grenville, Calumet and Montebello in the Dioceses of Ottawa and Montréal. Previous to that she was Assistant Curate in St. Helen’s Anglican Church in Orleans, Ontario.

Kay is married to Brian, and they have two children, Sara and Andrew. Sara is married to Sean McKinnon with two children, Abigail and Alexis. All the family resides in Orleans, Ontario.

Before ordination, Kay was a private flute teacher and also taught instrumental music in the Richmond, B.C. public schools. She also spent time as a substitute teacher in the Ottawa area. She played flute in the Regina Symphony Orchestra in Regina Sask.

Kay and Brian have lived in Vancouver and Richmond, B.C, in Regina, Saskatchewan, and in Orleans, Ontario and Hawkesbury, Ontario.


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The Rev. Dr. Mary Abrams, Deacon

Deacon Mary joins the Saint Paul's family seasonally. She and her husband, Jan, spend summer in her hometown Louisville, KY. "The Episcopal Church has been my spiritual home since I was nine years old," says Mary, who was ordained to the vocational diaconate four years ago.

She is retired from a career as an educator, including 30 years as Dean of Students at Jefferson Community College in Louisville. She earned her doctorate in 1986 and became a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.

She and Jan have a son, Tracy, an animal trainer at the zoo in Louisville.


Saint Paul's Parish Staff

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Deb Avery, Administrative Assistant

Janet Ross, Parish Accountant
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