Leadership

Clergy

The Rev. Catherine Venkatesh

Priest in Charge

The Rev. Catherine Venkatesh (she-her-hers) has served congregations in Michigan and Massachusetts for over two decades. Alongside her ministry at Saint Paul’s, she serves as Colleague at Bethany House of Prayer, Arlington, where she facilitates contemplative prayer and retreat programming. Before becoming a priest, she worked in forestry research, primarily in the Pacific Northwest. The child of biologists, she has lived, traveled, and worshiped on five continents and has a deep appreciation for the rich variety of human cultures, religious expressions, and the natural world. Cathy lives with her family in Arlington and travels regularly to India to visit extended family. She looks forward to engaging with the Malden community and joining St. Paul’s in worship, prayer, learning, and service.

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The Rev. Deacon Atem Aruei Yak

Minister to the Dinka Congregation

My name is Rev. Atem Aruei Yak, and I am currently employed in a curacy at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church in Cambridge and served the South Sudanese community at Grace Church in Everett, as worship leader, for the last 13 years. In 2021, I worked with an outdoor church in Cambridge. Outdoor church is the Ecclesia ministries that helps unhoused people in Cambridge, MA. Now, I am living in Leominster Massachusetts.

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Organists

Robert Humphreville

Robert Humphreville has played the organ at St. Paul's on a part-time basis for over a decade. He is a freelance pianist and organist in greater Boston and plays regularly at Brooks School in North Andover, for the Apollo Club of Boston (an amateur men's singing group), at the Bethany Convent in Arlington, at the Society of St. John the Evangelist monastery in Cambridge, at Temple Isaiah in Lexington, and at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge. He likes to play both classical and popular music and frequently accompanies silent movies. He graduated from Harvard in 1980.

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Carol A. Dixon

Carol A. Dixon studied at Boston University with Dr. Max Miller, and then at New England Conservatory with Donald Willing, Chair of the Organ Department. She has served as Assistant Organist at Christ Church, Andover; Organist-Choirmaster at Calvary Episcopal Church, Danvers; Organist-Director of Music at the Congregational Church of Topsfield; and most recently as Organist-Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church, Melrose. She served several years as Director/Accompanist for the Concert Singers of the North Shore and Accompanist for the Paul Madare Chorale.

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Vestry & Lay Ministries

At Saint Paul’s, we affirm the dignity of every human being.  And we believe that God calls each of us to serve and care for God’s world. Some of us serve mostly in the wider world.  Some of us serve mostly in church.  Most of us do both.  Liturgy means “the work of the people” and our worship reflects this, with leadership by all ages and a variety of voices.  Leadership of the congregation is shared between clergy and people, with the Vestry (an elected board of church members) functioning as the formal leaders of the church. The Vestry is led by Saint Paul’s Wardens, Anne Mejia and Anthony Dickinson.

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