The Rev. Julie Wakelee-Lynch, Rector
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Julie loves working with people and communities—bringing faith to life. She is passionate about church being a safe and welcoming place for all and is delighted that St. Alban’s buildings host a thriving community hub for people of many faiths (and none) and all walks of life. Outside of the parish, you might find her gardening or working on her house. She enjoys knitting as a spiritual practice, is having fun learning to build things out of wood, and treasures weekly runs with her local team, whom she refers to as her “running family.” Julie’s daughter is a senior in college, and Julie shares her home with their beloved rescue dog, known to show up occasionally and mooch a treat or two from the church office. Julie holds a B.A. in political science from Occidental College, an M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and an M.A. in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union. Ordained a priest in 2004, she has served parishes in the Dioceses of Los Angeles and California (Bay Area).
The Venerable Kathleen Van Sickle, Deacon
Ordained in 1986, Kathleen has ministered in many locations, including Archdeacon for Deacons in the Diocese of California and Deacon-in-Charge at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Berkeley before joining St. Alban’s. She recently retired from the Anthropology Department at UC Berkeley. Kathleen is presently involved with the YEAH! shelter in Berkeley and also leads a weekly Benedictine group (aka Ben’s Friends) in meditation, Lectio Divina and prayer. Her interests include sports, art and spirituality.
The Rev. Will Scott, Assisting Priest
After many years helping churches be more “green” through his work at Interfaith Power and Light, Will is now applying his interfaith skills during the week at the Pacific School of Religion. A gifted preacher with a passion for the environment and building healthy communities, Will lives in Berkeley with his husband, Matthew.
(Photo coming soon!)
The Rev. Sara Warfield, Assisting Priest
Ordained to the priesthood in December 2017, Sara is happy to be serving the parish that raised her up for ordination while she seeks what’s next. Her extensive chaplaincy training, work with vulnerable populations, and keen preaching skills are just some of the reasons why Sara is beloved at St. Alban’s. She is engaged to be married, another milestone we look forward to celebrating!
The Reverend Duane Sisson, Assisting Priest
The Rev. Duane L. Sisson joined St. Alban’s in 2010, upon his retirement as rector of
St. Giles Parish in Moraga, CA, after a 10-year stint there. He has served various parishes in the Diocese of California, as interim rector and associate. After retiring, Duane walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a pilgrimage of nearly 600 miles. He continues to walk each day and is grateful to be a part of the St. Alban’s Community and staff.
, Seminary Intern
Anna joins us for the 2017-18 academic year, bringing with her many years’ experience on staff at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. She loves dreaming up new ways of being the church in the world, especially public liturgy with marginalized communities.
Carol Cultra, Parish Administrator
Carol joined our staff as St. Alban’s Parish Administrator in early 2017, and is a recent transplant from Southern California. She’s loving her new life in the Bay Area and being a part of making great things happen at St. Alban’s!
Richard Cushman, Organist
Setsuko Katsuki, Nursery Director
Becky Osborn-Coolidge, volunteer Parish Administrator
Sondra Lavrov, volunteer Parish Administrator
Morel Briones, Sexton
Morel has been keeping things in shape at St. Alban’s for well over a decade. A passionate bicyclist and skilled repairman, he keeps in shape peddling all over the Bay Area and beyond!