DRAFT Statement of Welcome and Purpose - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Brookline
Welcome to St. Paul’s! Wherever life is taking you, know that we are honored by your presence and invite you to experience God’s life-giving grace and peace with us here. We are a community of faith, and we strive to follow Jesus’ teaching and example by proclaiming in word and deed that God’s love is abundant and unconditional. At God’s Table, there is a place for everyone.
We commit to sharing our community with you and celebrating you as a part of the fullness of God’s love.

The Rev. Elise Feyerherm came to St. Paul's in November 2017. She was ordained priest in 2010 in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, but she sensed a call to ministry more than 30 years ago.

This past summer, Michael concluded his seventeen years of school headship, creating a long-awaited opportunity to explore new expressions of ministry. Michael's contract with us is through June 30 of 2017 while we develop the permanent position and recruit candidates. 
Michael has been a great addition to the ministry team since joining us as Priest Associate, and I look forward to working with him even more closely in this new role. He will share in the worship, preaching and pastoral care of the parish with areas of oversight including adult formation and inter-generational activities.

Michael will work 15 hours per week including Sundays, Tuesdays and other days as scheduled.  You can reach Michael by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Hazel Johnson-150x150Hazel Johnson

Director of Children and Youth Ministries


Hazel Johnson is a Nevada native who came to this Diocese in 2011 to participate in the Young Adult Service Program, Life Together. Although she grew up in the Baptist Church, Hazel was searching for a Church that was welcoming and had a mission that matched her own. In October 2012 Hazel was confirmed as an Episcopalian and joined this Diocese in its fight to create a more just world; God's kingdom on earth. In her day-to-day profession, Hazel serves as the Director of Education at the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club. She sits on the ECM Board and has worked as a Youth Leadership Academy Mentor. Since being confirmed in 2012, Hazel has jumped in to the life of the diocese and she is excited to join the St. Paul’s community as the Director of Children and Youth Ministries. She firmly believes that it is important for children, especially in an increasingly seemingly secular world, to be given the tools that will set them up for success in life and help them understand their Episcopal faith. If you have questions about youth ministry or would like to be in contact, please email Hazel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

jill seiler-moonJill brings a multitude of skills, talents and experiences to parish administration at St. Paul's. She is a Spiritual Director who completed the Spiritual Direction Practicum at Still Harbor, as well as a SoulCollage® Facilitator; a process of self-discovery and deepening one's intuition and wisdom through collage making. She has been an occupational therapy practitioner for the past 20 years, serving the elderly in skilled nursing facilities, as well as children with various abilities in elementary schools. She has also served as a Family Education Specialist at the Alzheimer's Association and an Educator at Healing Moments, passions that grew out of her caregiving experience with her father who passed away after his 10-year journey living with Alzheimer's.
As a parishioner at Church of the Advent in Medfield for 30 years, Jill has been an Outreach Committee Chair, Vestry member, Parish Profile and Spiritual Life Committee member, and organizer of women's retreats, prayer collage workshops, and labyrinth walks. Currently, Jill serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, commissioned worship leader, deanery representative, and member of the Flower Guild.
In her leisure time, Jill can be found adoring her Golden Retriever and Black Lab, seeking peace and solace through meditation and long walks in the woods, and kayaking on the Charles River. Her son Evan is completing his masters degree in special education, and her daughter Cameron is a historic preservationist.
Jill completed her occupational therapy coursework at Mount Ida College and designed her own program of studies in Aging and Healing at Lesley University to complete her Bachelor's Degree. She also holds a "Doctor of Mirth" degree from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she was a founding member of their volunteer clowning program.

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