Meet our Clergy
Bishop William O. Gregg came to St. Paul’s in 2014 after retiring as Bishop Assistant in the Diocese of North Carolina. Previously, he served as Bishop of Eastern Oregon. The bishop grew up in Virginia, where he went to the University of Richmond and then seminary at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. He did graduate work in English at Boston College, and completed a doctorate in theology at Notre Dame University. He has served parishes and taught in Virginia, Connecticut, and Indiana. He and his wife, Kathy, a retired teacher, have been married nearly 40 years and have an adult son who lives in Oregon.
Pastor Karen O’Malia has plenty of experience in Music, Education, Human Resources. She is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Karen is an evangelist at heart, committed to social ministry, political involvement and seeking justice. She serves as an interim minister, on a synodical level as a worship consultant, and as a church development specialist. Pastor Karen retired to San Miguel in 2016 along with her husband John.
Rev. Ernie Townsend, a communicant of St. Paul’s since 2000, is involved in the liturgical, administrative and pastoral life of our congregation. Rev. Townsend established a Pastoral Care Committee at Holy Cross Church, Kingston, NY, where members received training in empathetic listening and pastoral counseling. He was also ordained a deacon at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and as a priest by Rev. Carlos Touch Porter, then Primate of the Mexican Anglican Church. Ernie has a Masters degree from Syracuse University’s School of Social Work and Doctorate from New York University’s School of Public Administration.
Rev. Dr. Jeffery E. Sells
Fr. Sells graduated from the University of New Mexico in 1967 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. After working in the nuclear testing program for the US Government, he went to seminary at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkely, CA, graduating in 1979. He served the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New Mexico, Utah (for which he was the Diocesan News Coordinator and Editor of the Diocesan monthly paper), Olympia, Washington, and Wyoming. He received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, spending time in the VA system working with Vietnam era vets in the Salt Lake City VA hospital. He retired from St. David’s in 2010 and moved to San Miguel de Allende, where he lives with his wife, Elaine.