The clergy and staff of St. Paul's are available to assist you at
St. Paul's. Below, we've included some of their biographies and pictures along with links to their email addresses should
you wish to contact any of them concerning their talents and duties at St. Paul's.
Lowell Grisham, Rector
lowell (at) stpaulsfay.org
Lowell is a native of Mississippi. He grew up in Oxford and went to college at the University of Mississippi,
graduating in 1972. He worked in University administration for several years before going to law school. He left law school
to enter seminary in 1976. He has served parishes in Mississippi and Arkansas, coming to St. Paul’s, Fayetteville in
1997. Growing up in Mississippi in the days of the struggle for Civil Rights made a big impact on him. He feels strongly about
the need for tolerance in a diverse society. He has special interests in congregational development and in contemplative prayer.
He and his wife Kathy have been married for 31 years and have two children. They have two grand-puppies and special puppy
friends at home as well, including Miss Kitty! Lowell also writes a column in the local newspaper, the Northwest Arkansas
Suzanne Stoner, Minister for Pastoral Care
is our Associate Minister for Pastoral Care, and has overseen much of our crisis, visitation, Stephens, and healing ministries.
She is an EFM mentor and helped develop our Natural Spirituality and dreams programs. She has a remarkable gift for pastoral
care and intercessory prayer. Suzanne was ordained as a Priest in 2006.
Charles E. Walling, Associate Rector
Chuck was raised in New Jersey and went to college in Colorado. He graduated from the Philadelphia Divinity
School in 1962 and has served parishes and missions and a twenty year stint in campus ministry in various dioceses. Chuck
began his ministry at St. Paul’s after retiring in November of 2000. His interests include preaching, story telling,
golfing and not having to go to meetings. Chuck and Mary have been married since 1959 and have raised three children.They
now live here in Fayetteville.
Lynne Spellman, Priest Associate
Lynne is a Professor
of Philosophy at the University and is our primary priest serving the altar at St. Martin's University Center. She is
the author of of Unbolting the Dark, A Memoir: On Turning Inward in Search of God (Hamilton Books, 2011).
Lora Walsh, Priest Associate and Director,
lora (at) stpaulsfay.org
Lora Walsh is our Director for the Ark Fellows,
a program of the Episcopal Service Corps. Before moving to Fayetteville, Lora directed the ESC program in Chicago.
Lora is dedicated to young adult ministry, contemplative spirituality, building inclusive
communities, and walking to work whenever possible. In 2010, Lora completed a PhD in Medieval Christianity from Northwestern
University. At Northwestern, she taught courses in Christianity, other faith traditions, and Latin—if anyone is
interested! Lora served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Kathmandu, Nepal from 2002 to 2004. Born in Montana and raised in Arizona and California, Lora loves camping and hiking in most every landscape.
She had the pleasure of encountering two grizzly bears in the wild last summer, and she hopes to spot some black bears in
the Ozarks soon. Lora and her husband Josh are expecting their first child any day now.
Emily Bost is a native Arkansan who has resided in 7 states,
Germany, and China. She came to St. Paul’s after ordination to the permanent Diaconate and will bring to the church
the needs of those whom Christ referred to as “the least of these”. Seeking to stop the cycle of abuse in families,
Emily has experience in the care and counseling of abused children and women. A primary focus will be in the
area of poverty, including education of communities on how it affects those who live in it and those who live outside of it.
Suzi Freeman, Administrator/Treasurer
has been a member of St. Paul's for many, many years and has served as Administrator/Treasurer for 18+ years. Suzi was born
and raised in Fayetteville and her Grandfather, Dad and three uncles were all pharmacists and owned Clinehens' Fayetteville
Drug Store, which was originally on the east side of the square, then moved to the west side when the bank bought all the
property on that side. Her perfect grandsons are Oscar, Owen and Jack. Suzi LOVES St. Paul's, "why else would I have
stayed this long??"
Charles Rigsby, Organist, Choirmaster
Charles A. Rigsby, Organist and Choirmaster, came to St. Paul's Church in September of 1999. A native of South
Arkansas, he studied at Henderson University and received a Master of Church Music Degree from the College of Church Musicians,
at Washington Cathedral, Washington D. C., and he has also studied at The Royal School of Church Music in England. His teachers
include: Mrs. H. Grady Smith, Robert Ellis, Dr. Paul Callaway, John Courigliano, and Dr. Leo Sowerby.
Mary Miller, Communication Coordinator
Mary has been a member of St. Paul's since 1972. She
is a cradle Episcopalian, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and grew up in Joplin, Missouri. Before joining the staff of St.
Paul's in 1994, she worked as a staff accountant at the University of Arkansas for twenty years and as a private practice
counselor in Fayetteville for one year. She is an avid enthusiast of reading, traveling, house-sitting and counted cross-stitch.
Mary has no living family; St. Paul's continues to be where God makes a place for her.
Amanda and Dan Robinson, Youth
taught teens in the public schools system for several years, building acclaimed music programs and nurturing young people
beyond the classroom. She has brought a caring and vibrant energy to our youth program. Joining with our team
of volunteers, Amanda and her husband Dan lead a creative and dynamic program that is growing in size and depth.
Laura Wilkins, Children and Families Minister
Wilkins is a long-time member of St. Paul's. She has a B.S. in Computer Science , an MBA in Marketing, and after 20 years
retired from the IBM Corporation in 2004. She serves in many volunteer capacities, including past president of the Fayetteville
Rotary Club, the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Ozark Literacy Council and the Botanical Garden board. She and her
husband Bruce have been married 27 years and have raised two children at St. Paul's -- Lauren & Austin -- both of whom
have participated in our Sunday School, acolyte, usher, and EYC programs.
Kate King Oxford, Nursery Care
Kate King began work as the Nursery Director in the Spring of 2011. Before
that she worked in the nursery for several years.
Joshua Daniel, St. Martin's Chaplin
Joshua Daniel started
work as St. Martin's Chaplin in the Spring of 2011. Joshua was born and raised in Bentonville, AR and attended college
in Illinois and England. He moved to Fayetteville with his wife Jenna in 2006, where they both enrolled in graduate
school. Joshua is a PhD candidate in philosophy, writing his dissertation on Wittgenstein and religion, and also a candidate
for the priesthood. He works as the assistant editor for a philosophy journal, Philosophical Topics, and teaches courses at
Northwest Arkansas Community Colege. Jenna and Joshua are the proud parents of their one year old son, Jude.