Maria has served as St. Paul's pastor since 2014 and provides leadership and nurture for the church. After spending her childhood in Texas, Maria earned her BA in history and classical civilization at Howard University and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. She completed her Ph.D. in history at The College of William and Mary. Her dissertation, “Pretty Girls and Fascinating Boys,” is a historical and ethnographic study on the intersection of race, nationalism, and sexuality in the spiritual formation of evangelical Christian teenagers from 1970 to 2010. Prior to coming to St. Paul’s, Mother Maria served as a parish priest in Williamsburg, Virginia, and as a chaplain & teacher at a boarding school in New Hampshire. It's there she learned the real definition of winter.
Maria finds immeasurable joy in hearing people’s stories, walking alongside them in joy and sorrow, and learning to live in the questions. An avid reader and writer, Maria has written for Weavings, Alive Now, the Upper Room, and Grow Christians. Maria enjoys gardening, kayaking, hiking, reading, and pretending that she’s a much better cyclist than she really is. Her greatest joy, however, is being a godmother to three fantastic kiddos. She's forever on the hunt for good Tex-Mex and chicken fried steak.
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