Staff

STAFF

John Sutton, rector. I grew up in Piedmont, California, graduated from U.C. Berkeley, received an MBA and an MS in telecommunications from Golden Gate University, and a M. Div. from CDSP.  I was a telecommunications consultant and a Naval Officer before I joined the priesthood. I am happy to be a part of a warm and loving community of faith.
T.C Yao, associate. I was born and raised in Shanghai, China.  I came to the US in 1947.  I was trained as a chemist, working on the Research staff of Shell Development for many years. In later years I ran my own industrial x-ray laboratory. I and a number of others were recruited by Bishop Pike as a core of the so-called “tent-making clergy”.  I was ordained as a deacon in 1966, and as a priest in 1968.  I was the co-vicar of St. Giles Episcopal Church, Moraga, from 1968 to1972.  I have been an assistant at St. Anselm’s from 1972 to the present and an assistant at Church of Our Savior, Oakland, from 1968 to the present.
Naomi Chamberlain-Harris, deacon.  I was born and raised in Oakland, California.  In 2006 I retired from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek and enrolled in the School of Deacons.  In December of 2009  I was ordained by Bishop Marc Andrus and began my ministry at John Muir Medical Center as a volunteer chaplain.  I also became the spiritual advisor to the consumers at Crestwood Healing Center in Pleasant Hill and began my ministry as the deacon at St. Anselm’s. It is a gift to be a part of the loving and caring community at St.
Anselm’s.
 Cathy Witkay Cathy Witkay, office manager.  I was born in New Jersey and moved to the Chicago area in my early teens.  I graduated from the University of Illinois and received an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California.  Before leaving the full-time work world to raise our three children, I was Vice President for fundraising and fund distribution with the United Way of the Bay Area. Prior to joining UWBA, I was the Manager, Corporate Advertising for Pacific Telesis Group and Pacific Bell.   My husband and I were both raised in the Episcopal Church and have been part of this wonderfully giving faith community since 1991.
Doug Merrill, webmaster. I’m St. Anselm’s jack of all trades and master of none, especially this one.  But I’m trying.

 

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