Clergy & Staff
It is a pleasure and joy to be in ministry with this caring community that looks out for each other and those in need. The clergy and staff of St. Michael’s believe it is our privilege to serve God by serving the members of this church in faith, hope, charity, and love. We trust that this will inspire our members to become leaders and preachers of the Gospel - not only with their words but also with their lives - in good works here and out in the world.
It has been my privilege and delight to serve St. Michael’s as rector since August 1, 2013. I love my job because I get to connect with amazing people, no two of whom are alike. I love pastoral care and Bible study. My passion is ignited daily through our many adventures serving the community around us in need. I was ordained to the diaconate in 2007 and ordained to the priesthood in 2008. While serving as a deacon, I fell in love with marginalized ministry, homeless women's ministries and generally serving those in need. I began my priesthood as an Associate at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Orinda, California. I am currently a Doctoral Candidate at Virginia Theological Seminary. I have six children and two granddaughters. I love to walk, hike, cook, travel, read, and watch movies. There is little I enjoy more than throwing a great party! I am a novice gardener and enjoy working in my garden at home with my daughter Savannah. I love Lucy, who is our four-pound Yorkie! I believe living a God-centered life is a way to wholeness.
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Associate for Spiritual Formation
My wife, Susan, and I have been married for more than 40 years and have lived in Carmichael for the last 31 where we raised our two sons, Kevin and Brian. We are now grateful grandparents of a grandson, Grant, and in-laws to our lovely daughter-in-law, Sarah. Sue and I settled in Sacramento where I worked for the State Attorney General before becoming a judge; first on the Sacramento County trial court and then for 20 years on the State Court of Appeal. After retiring from the Court, I received my masters of divinity degree from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley and was ordained in 2009. My ministry at Saint Michael’s currently focuses on adult spiritual formation along with preaching and assisting with Sunday services. Traveling, sculpting, and serving on the University of California’s Board of Regents and its advisory committee for chaplains at the UC Davis Medical Center fill my remaining time.
Deacon for Pastoral Care
In June of 2014 I was delighted to be called to serve at St. Michael’s as the Deacon for Pastoral Care. I knew early on in my life that I wanted to help people in need. In my twenties I received a Bachelors in Nursing from Holy Names University, Oakland, became an RN and worked at UC Davis Med Center for many years in the areas of Home Health and Pediatric Oncology Case Management. In 2007 I received a Bachelors in Theological Studies from the School for Deacons, Berkeley and was ordained to the Diaconate- a calling which I consider a perfect melding of my secular career and my desire to serve people in the name of God. At that time I was called to serve at St. Matthew’s, Sacramento where I was involved in starting a free clinic, overseeing outreach programs and serving a diverse population with many pastoral needs. My husband and I live locally, have an adult son and daughter, three grandchildren, two dogs and a cat. We love the outdoors and enjoy living in an area where both mountains and seacoast are within an easy drive.
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It is with great pleasure that I accepted the position as Music Director in January. I have been a Church Musician since the age of 13, when I began playing organ in my hometown church in Yakima, Washington.
I was born in Berkeley, California in 1957, the youngest of two siblings, Steve & Sue. In 1959, the family moved to Sacramento after Dad got a civil engineering job at Aerojet. We lived in Rosemont (a community in Sacramento) for 9 years before moving to Carmichael in 1968. I graduated from La Sierra High School in 1975 and have lived and worked in the Sacramento area ever since. I have three sons, Brian (28), Jeffrey (30) and Shane (35). Shane has three children: Colton (4), Derek (6) and Lilly (11). I started work at St. Michael’s on July 5, 1988 and have enjoyed every minute of it since. Besides the loving, caring environment that I am privileged to work under, I have roots here that truly make it my second home. My grandparents were Vestry members in the early 1960’s, my oldest son was baptized here in 1980 as was his daughter, Lilly, in 2004. Two of my sons attended St. Michael’s School between 1986 and 2001. My parents, Eugene and Jackie Croy have been St. Michael’s members for many years. My father’s memorial service was here in 2008 and he currently resides in the St. Michael’s columbarium. My mom, Jackie, currently serves on the Altar Guild. I enjoy history, antiques, 1960’s music, the 49ers, S.F. Giants & the Sacramento Kings.
Bob has been a parishioner at St. Michaels since 1974. He has been on the Vestry and was Senior Warden in 2008. He moved to Sacramento in 1974 from Texas where he spent 3 years as an officer in the Air Force and 9 years in Aerospace Advanced Programs with General Dynamics. In 1971 he became Director of Planning for Harte Hanks Newspapers in San Antonio Texas. After moving to Sacramento, where he spent 26 years as Director of Planning with McClatchy Newspapers, he retired in 2000. He and Gail have 3 sons and 7 grandchildren. All of his sons went to our own St. Michael's Episcopal Day School. He has been the St. Michael's Treasurer since January of 2016.
I came to live in Sacramento in 1970 after growing up overseas. My formal education took place in several states. I originally attended, was confirmed and was the parish secretary for a year at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. I transferred to St. Michael’s 41 years ago and am passionate about this church and its mission. I am active in the Choir and Mission Avenue Players. I also serve as a Sunday Morning Scripture Reader and Eucharistic Minister. I am part of the Pastoral Care team. I am an organizing leader of both the Member and Stewardship committees. It has been my privilege to serve on the Vestry in the 1980’s and in January of 2018 I completed my most recent three-year commitment to the Vestry and served my last year as Senior Warden. I have 30 years Office Manager, Bookkeeping, and Consultant experience. I am grateful for the opportunity to be the Bookkeeper for St. Michael’s; I enjoy it very much.