From Bill Fry, Senior Warden; and Pat Luebke, Search Committee Chair
The Vestry and Rector Search Committee are pleased to announce the election of the Rev. Seth Raymond as the twenty-first Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Milwaukee.
Seth comes to St. Paul’s from a dual ministry as director of the Hospitality Center and Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Racine. He also served previously as Assistant Rector at Christ Church Whitefish Bay.
Seth’s journey has been varied, including work with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, teenage girls with behavioral disorders, and as an Episcopal missionary in Taiwan.
A lifelong learner, Seth has degrees in Sociology, Music Education, Theology, and Nonprofit Management. His broad experiences living and working with those who are the most vulnerable deeply inform his commitment to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who is God with Us.
In addition to the typical resume items, he continues to play cello as time allows, sweat out the small stuff by cycling or cross-country skiing, and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife Lara and children Miriam (10), Hannah (soon to be 8), and Andrew (1).
Provisional Bishop Jeffrey Lee said, “I am grateful to the Search Committee and the Vestry for their faithful, thorough and prayerful work. I join with you all in welcoming Seth as your next Rector. You have called a strong, loving, and wise priest to lead you in witnessing to God’s love.”
Seth begins his ministry at St. Paul’s on Palm Sunday, April 2, at 10 a.m. Please keep Seth, his family, St. Luke’s Racine, and the Hospitality Center in your prayers. You can reach out and welcome Seth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rectors of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Milwaukee
- The Rev. John Noble, 1838
- The Rev. Lemuel Beach Hull, 1838-1843
- The Rev. R. B. Claxton, 1844-1945
- The Rev. Benjamin Ackerly, 1845-1852
- The Rev. Dr. William Arnett, D.D., 1853-1856
- The Rev. James C. Richmond, 1857-1859
- The Rev. William Ashley Bliss, 1859-1876
- The Rev. Dr. John Fulton, D.D., 1876-1880
- The Rev. Charles Stanley Lester, 1880-1902
- The Rev. William Austin Smith, 1902-1910
- The Rev. Dr. Holmes Whitmore, D.D., 1910-1944
- The Rev. G. Stoddard Patterson, 1944-1956
- The Rev. Gordon Rhodes Olston, 1959-1970
- The Rev. Murray Trelease, 1972-1980
- The Rev. Anthony C. Thurston, 1981-1986
- The Rev. Richard Thieme, 1987-1993
- The Rev. Gale Davis-Morris, 1994-1998
The Rev. Virgil Robinson (Interim), 1998-2002
- The Rev. Dr. Amy Elizabeth Richter, 2002-2007
- The Rev. Dr. Charles Steven Teague, D.D., 2008-2017
- The Rev. Warren Bradley Toebben, 2017-2021
The Rev. Lane Goodwin Hensley (Interim), 2021-2023
- The Rev. Seth Allen Raymond