St. Paul’s Rector – Father Michael Greene grew up in the Church as the son of an Episcopal Priest in rural Illinois outside of Chicago. Before going to seminary in England, Fr. Mike studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also worked for several years. While in England, he worked for St. Aidan’s Church in Leeds, and Durham Cathedral as a pastoral assistant. He returned to the US and served congregations close to family in central Illinois. He continued to study and work on the relationship between science and theology at the University of Durham in the UK, doing doctoral work at St. John’s College with Dr. David Wilkinson, FRAS. He was appointed to be the Dean of Eau Claire in 2011, and served that diocese in a variety of ways, from chair of the Bishop Search Committee, to head of the Deacon’s School for Ministry, to deputy for General Convention. Through an ongoing ministry connection in Zimbabwe, he was instrumental in establishing a program that has brought the plight of the church there to international attention. He has been leading pilgrim groups to holy sites in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for more than fifteen years. He loves to travel and explore, hiking and cycling, making music in local groups, and languages. He has been rector here since 2022.