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Father Wall has been Rector of St. Paul’s since 2015. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, Fr. Wall served as Rector of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, State College, in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania from 2009-2015. He was born in South Staffordshire, England, and did his undergraduate and seminary work at Oxford, studying at Christ Church and St. Stephen’s House, respectively. Sponsored for ordination by the Diocese of Liverpool, he was ordained in Chelmsford Cathedral in 2002, and served as Curate for nearly three years in commuter-belt Essex. In response to a call from St. Clement’s, Philadelphia, he ‘crossed the pond’ on Valentine’s Day, 2005; he served as their Curate for four years.
Jeffrey Smith served Saint Paul’s from 1992 to 2004, and was reappointed in 2017. He previously served on the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and as Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington, and Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. He holds a doctorate from Yale University, and is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, the Royal School of Church Music, and the Guild of Church Musicians.
Dylan Thayer has worked in churches and ministries from Seattle to South Africa. He served as Christ Church Kensington’s Director of Youth Ministries from 2014 to 2016. He graduated with his B.A. from Hamilton College in 2013 and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2019. A longtime friend of St. Paul’s, Dylan has been a dedicated Grate Patrol volunteer since 2011 and joined the staff in 2020.