LEADERSHIP

Fr. Christian Baron

Interim Priest-in-Charge

The Rev. Christian John Baron joined St. Paul's in May 2024 as the Interim Priest-In-Charge. Fr. Baron comes to St. Paul’s from his last assignment as Priest-in-Charge at St. John's Episcopal Church in Crawfordsville, IN, and will be with St. Paul’s through December.
"As a priest, I see my role as a collector of the gifts, both spiritual and material, given to God 's people. Together, through the cycle of action, reflection and renewal, we share those gifts with the world to share Christ's loving, liberating, and life-giving message of hope and healing."
Fr. Christian was ordained as a priest in 2014 getting his Masters of Divinity with a Hispanic Church Studies Emphasis from the Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX. He has led churches in Indiana, Michigan and Texas and has served as a youth minister and as a chaplain in a trauma setting.
He lives in Cincinnati with his wife, the Rev. Canon Jodi Baron, and their three teenaged daughters Montana, Gretchen and Magnolia. Fr. Christian enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, traveling and listening to good music.

Fr. Dan McClain

Rector-Elect 

The Rev. Dr. Daniel Wade (Dan) McClain is Rector-Elect at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Among the many wonderful aspects of parish ministry, Fr. Dan especially enjoys ministry to children and young adults. He has collaborated with Fr. Jerome Berryman, the originator of Godly Play, the children’s catechesis model we use here at St. Paul’s. He is the former Episcopal Chaplain at the College of William and Mary, and has been Associate Rector at Bruton Parish Church and St. David’s, Roland Park (Baltimore, MD). From 2012-18, Dan was Director of Program Operations for the Master of Theological Studies program at Loyola University Maryland, and has taught at the General Theological Seminary, Catholic University of America, the George Washington University, and the University of Dayton. From 2018-2022, he served on the Board of the Society of Scholar Priests. He also has served on the board for the Christian Systematic Theology Section of the American Academy of Religion, and was President of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the AAR from 2014-15. In his spare time, Dan likes to read, refinish furniture, and ride mountain bike trails. 

Otto Anderson

Deacon

Otto Anderson was ordained deacon on June 13, 2009 and served at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church until November 2012. He then answered the call to serve at Christ Church in Springfield, OH for three years before returning to St Paul’s in December 2017.
Otto and his wife Jamie have been married 19 years. They have a daughter Emilee, who works for Operation Smile in Virginia Beach, VA and a son Nathan, who works for Kroger in Bloomington, IN. Otto and his late first wife adopted Emilee and Nathan from South Korea in the late 1980’s. They are now raising their grandchildren, 13-year old twins Kayla and Jeremiah. Family pets include Ruby the English bulldog, Tabby (cat), Leonardo (Testudo Hermanni), Wiggles (Mephitis Mephitis), and Fish.
Otto has certificates from Sewanee, Education for Ministry, and the Diocese of Southern Ohio, School for the Diaconate, as well as an MS in Administration, a BS in Aeronautical Engineering, and a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. Otto has spent over 40 years working for the Air Force, retiring as a Major in 1997, and continuing on as a contractor for several companies. Most of his career has been within the Intelligence Community.  
Otto is involved with ministry to Episcopal Retirement Services affordable housing at Shawnee Place in Springfield where he conducts a Bible Study with the residents. He says his most spiritually challenging ministry is raising the twins!

PARISH OFFICE STAFF

Cara Geerlings

Music Director

Lois J. Smith

Parish Administrator

Susan J. Starner

Finance & Properties Administrator

VESTRY

Jay Woodhull

Senior Warden

Michael Miller

Junior Warden

Bob Neben

Treasurer

Anna Alexander

Clerk of the Vestry

Stan Alexander

Linda Bumiller

Joe Cairo

Charlie Campbell

Dana Cunningham

Kathleen Walters

Cheryl Strine

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