The Reverend Peggy E. Schnack has joined St. Paul’s as our new curate and will be heading up our children, youth, and young adult ministries.
Peggy is an Air Force veteran; she separated from the USAF in 2012 to attend seminary at the University of the South – School of Theology in Sewanee, TN. She was ordained a deacon in Seattle, WA in 2014 and a priest in Minneapolis, MN in 2018; her priestly ordination anniversary was on Thursday, June 25. Before being called to St. Paul’s, Concord, she served as an assistant rector at St. Paul’s, Brunswick, ME.
Forming relationships within and beyond the walls of the church is a powerful motivator in Peggy’s ministry and life. She has a passion for bringing together diverse people – whether it be generation, ability, race, sexual orientation, faith tradition, language, or housing situation (etc.) – in meaningful ways, through worship and other fun activities. She loves working with young people in creative ways to explore the wonder of their faith, doubts, joys, concerns, and questions. You will never catch her saying that young people are the “future of the church;” they are an incredible part of the community and ministry of the church right now!
Outside of work Peggy enjoys reading, spending time with her family of origin (in person and virtually), volunteering, (mostly) animated movies, nature photography, and most things outdoors. Plus, who doesn’t like relaxing in a hammock under a tree? You will often find her kayak on the roof of her car and hiking/camping equipment in the back. As a Minnesotan, she loves all seasons, but she prefers cold weather to hot; in the winter she will switch her gear to snowshoes, skates, and micro-spikes for exploring!
Peggy is eager to see what creative and exciting ways she can serve alongside all of us to mutually learn and grow in faith and community. She also looks forward to joining with us to continue the always-evolving process of making St. Paul’s, Concord a place of safety and hope for everyone in the community, especially those who feel unwelcome or unseen.
Peggy would love to hear from you and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org