About Us

Our Parishioners

At St. Paul's we're proud of the fact that we're getting better and better all the time at our mission: "Welcoming and serving all in Christ's Name."

As a result there is no such thing as your "average" St. Paul's parishioner. Some of us have been worshiping at St. Paul's for over 60 years. More and more of us are thirty-somethings and under. And our Sunday School is experiencing more growth than we've seen in years. We are white, African-American, Latino, Haitian, Indian, carnivores, locavores, vegans, blue-collar, white collar, straight, gay and lesbian, married, single, left, right, and center – all supporting each other in our quest to know and love God, our neighbors, and ourselves better.

When Fr. Clarke began his ministry in 2004, many persons alienated by the faith traditions in which they were raised have found St. Paul's a place where they are affirmed as full members of the Body of Christ. This has been especially true for the growing GLBT community at St. Paul's.

In addition, those who seek to worship in the Catholic tradition – and who find The Episcopal Church's commitment to inclusivity liberating and its respect for critical thinking refreshing – increasingly seek out St. Paul's.

It's easy to see, then, why we say at St. Paul's, "It takes all kinds!"



The Rev. John R. Clarke, 2004-2018 (retired)

The Rev. Lisa Fortuna, M.D., M.P.H, M.Div., January 2019

Lisa FortunaThe Rev. Dr. Lisa Fortuna, our Priest-In-Charge is an Episcopal priest, she was ordained in 2012 and has served as an urban resident serving Salem and Hyde Park, MA in Latino and multicultural congregations. She is also Director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Boston Medical Center and has over 15 years of experience in practice, research, public health, and program development. Lisa is a bilingual/bicultural Latina and is passionate about ministry that cares for and connects people more deeply to God and to one another. She is author, with Zayda Vallejo, of Treating Co-Occurring Adolescent PTSD and Addiction (MBCT-DUAL: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for adolescents with trauma and Substance Abuse disorders, (Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publishing, 2015.) She is married to Michelle Porche and they have a son Alex, and a much-loved pet dog, Avery.


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The Episcopal Church in Malden
26 Washington Street
Malden, MA 02148-8299



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