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"Why St. Paul's?" Caroline Carson

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1. What is your name? Caroline Patton Carson…Supposedly, I’m related to General Patton somehow. “Carson” is a sept of the Scottish clan MacPherson and we’re from the Northern Highlands. I heard once that Carson meant “son of the Parson” in Gaelic and so...

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"Why St. Paul's?" Food Drive

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In a special edition of "Why St. Paul's? Wednesday", we present the efforts of our whole congregation, many families and individuals donating items for the food pantry at St. Anna's Episcopal Church. Why St. Paul's? Because when we set a goal of feeding 40 families for a month, we surpass our...

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"Why St. Paul's?" Jesse Cannon

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1. What is your name?  Jesse Cannon. Part Irish/Scottish and Italian. 2. How long have you attended St. Paul’s? 20+ years 3. What first drew you to St. Paul’s? The school. In the early 1990’s, Mary and I were looking for quality education in a loving environment for our...

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"Why St. Paul's?" Jim and Jo Nelle Kepper

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1. What is your name? James H. Kepper, III (Jim)—A German surname with German, French, English, and Scottish from both of my parents. Both parents are from Louisiana with my dad’s side emigrating from Germany to New Orleans about four generations ago. Mom’s lineage goes back to...

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"Why St. Paul's?" Jean Pritchett

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(Jean is pictured with her husband, Pat.) 1. What is your name? My name is Jean (Decker) Pritchett. I’m originally from northeastern Pennsylvania, and I met my husband Patrick – a New Orleans native – when we each began careers in Washington, D.C. in 1985. Now both retired, we...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Tom Oliver

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1. What is your name?  Tom Oliver 2. How long have you attended St. Paul’s? Since 2010 3. What first drew you to St. Paul’s? Never experienced a church that felt like a family until St. Paul’s.  I was welcomed the first time I stepped into the church and every Sunday...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Betsy Stoner

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1. What is your name? My given name is Elizabeth Stoner—but, my nickname is Betsy.  And no, that is not my family’s name up on the Ascension window as some may wonder.  And yes, I used to get teased a lot and still do about my name.  2. How long have you attended...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Ricky Biven

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1. What is your name? Richard Paul Biven, I was named after my Uncle Richard.  My middle name just coincidentally matches the name of our wonderful church… or maybe it’s not a coincidence… I go by Richard or Ricky.  2. How long have you attended St...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Richard Starr

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1. What is your name? Richard Matthews Starr, family moved here from Georgia  during WWII. 2. How long have you attended St. Paul’s? Thirty years, sporadically until the last five years 3. What first drew you to St. Paul’s? My wife joined the church. I was raised at Rayne...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Laura Beth Ramirez

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1. What is your name? Laura Elizabeth Miller Ramirez.  Laura is a family name from my dad’s side.  Elizabeth is my mother’s name.  Miller is my maiden name.  My great grandmother, Annette, immigrated to the US from Norway when she was 14.  She came to Ellis...

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