What We Believe
We, the community of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, believe we are called to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ, both through our worship and our outreach. Our goal is to model God's love for humankind through our concern and support for the growth of all people through the stewardship of our blessings, and through our loving acceptance of the diversity of our members. St. Paul's Episcopal Church welcomes all into fellowship; recognizing the dignity of all human beings regardless of gender, sexual orientation, economic status, or race.
As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and we believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person. We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
The Rev. Rick Kautz, Rector
Fr. Rick Kautz came to St. Paul's in 2012 from St. Paul's in Richmond, Indiana. Born in Wyoming, Fr. Rick has spent most of his adult life in Colorado. He was sponsored for seminary out of The Diocese of Colorado and attended Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin. He has served in churches in Colorado, Cincinnati, Tampa, and Indiana. Fr. Rick is the author of A Labyrinth Year: Walking the Seasons of the Church published by Morehouse Publishing.
Paul Isaacs, Organist and Choir Director
Paul is originally from Charleston, West Virginia, and majored in architecture at the University of Kentucky. While at UK, he joined the Episcopal campus ministry and served as the chapel musician; sacred choral music became a very important part of his faith, and ultimately engendered his aspiration to become a church musician. Paul graduated from UK in the winter of 2016 and moved to Louisville as an intern architect at BRAVURA, one of the city’s leading architectural firms.
As a youth, Paul became involved in local theater, often performing in at least two musicals each summer. More recently, Paul has performed in productions of Sweeney Todd and Mary Poppins at Hayswood Theatre in Corydon. In addition to architecture, theater, and music, Paul’s other interests include writing music, traveling, biking, hiking, camping, and cooking. Paul is excited to be St. Paul’s music director, and thanks Christ, through whom all things are possible.
Jo Dufton, Parish Administrator
Jo Dufton is a Kentuckiana native with a diverse history in community leadership and nonprofit programming. She served for six years as a program officer for a progressive, Denver-based foundation focusing on equality and human rights. Prior to living and working in the Rocky Mountains, Jo was the Coordinator of the Clark County Youth Coalition in Southern Indiana, and served on the advisory council of the Governor's Commission for a Drug Free Indiana. Her professional writing credits include the Berlitz Language Center in Princeton, New Jersey; distance learning curriculum for the Association of Unity Churches, multiple cover and feature stories in Today’s Woman, Women's Edition, Mature Years, and Equus magazines. Jo's creative writing workshops have been offered through the University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis Community College, the Jewish Community Centers, the Chautauqua summer enrichment program in New York, the Colorado Springs public schools, and the Wyoming Writer's Conference.
Jacqueline Wilkins, Sexton
Jacqueline Wilkins is a native of Indiana and has worked in maintenance positions for twenty years, and has four children, ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She's lived in Scott County, Indiana for most of her life and refuses to retire. She now brings her custodial and maintenance skills to St. Paul's sexton position.