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.
Bradley JOhnson, Organist and Choir Director
Bradley Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana. There he studied organ and sacred music extensively with Dr. Janet Hamilton and piano with Dr. Joanna Goldstein and Dr. Christine Brown. During his studies, Bradley was inducted into the U.S. Achievement Academy and received the "All American Scholar Collegiate Award" for outstanding scholastic aptitude. As organist and music director for St. Paul's, Bradley directs the chancel and hand bell choirs and oversees all departments of the church's music program. In addition to his duties at St. Paul's, Bradley is also a faculty member of the Louisville Academy of Music where he teaches piano, organ and music theory. Bradley is a native of Southern Indiana, but currently resides in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
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.
Debbie Pierson, Sexton
Debbie Pierson serves as the Sexton for St. Paul's, making sure that our Church, Parish House and Carriage House are clean and well-maintained for our services, and community outreach events.