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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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"Why St. Paul's?": Nancy Muth

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1. What is your name?  I was born Nancy Lee Evans and am now Nancy Muth. I’m from Chicago, IL and grew up Lutheran. I became Episcopalian while I was in college at Northwestern in Evanston, IL. 2. How long have you attended St. Paul’s? Four years 3. What first drew you to St...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Chad Brown

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1. What is your name?  My name is Chad Brown and I come from a long line of farmers in a small town in Mississippi.  My mother is 1 of 20, and all were workers on the farm growing up. My family moved to New Orleans when I was 2 years old, I went to grew up & went to school...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Gerald Myers

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1. What is your name?  Gerald Myers and family (Gillian, Grace, Ben) 2. How long have you attended St. Paul’s?  Since 2001 3. What first drew you to St. Paul’s?  The initial draw was the school. Then living in Hammond, Gillian drove past St. Paul’s on her...

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"Why St. Paul's?": Rodney Ziegler

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1. What is your name? Rodney Ziegler and Family 2. How long have you attended St. Paul’s? About four years 3. What first drew you to St. Paul’s? The choir, a large number of young families alongside many people who have gone through the same experiences as our family after 2005, and...

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