St. Paul’s new Rector (April 2022) – Father Michael Greene grew up in the Church as the son of an Episcopal Priest in rural Illinois outside of Chicago.  He met his wife, Hope, at a diocesan youth retreat, and they have been married for 18 years.  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 when first Aidan and then Miriam were born.  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.  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, culminating in a visit by the Presiding Bishop and his team.  He has served since 2019 in the Diocese of New Hampshire.  He loves to travel and explore, camping and hiking, making music, and languages.