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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I have been a Church Musician since the age of 13, when I began playing organ in my hometown church in Yakima, Washington. I am the full-time Staff Accompanist at Sacramento State University, as well as a lecturer in applied piano and accompanying at the University of the Pacific's Conservatory of Music. I hold the B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano performance from the University of Southern California, the diploma in piano performance and in chamber music from the Hochschule fur Musik in Vienna, Austria, and the D.M. in solo performance, chamber music and accompanying from Northwestern University. I have studied with Daniel Pollack in Los Angeles, David Kaiserman in Chicago, and Hans Graf and George Ebert in Vienna. I have collaborated with singers and instrumentalists throughout the United States, and my international engagements have included performances as soloist, accompanist and chamber musician in European cities such as Vienna, Bologna, Milan, Cologne, and Budapest. Most recently, I taught applied piano and was the director of accompanying at Baylor University in Texas. I am a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha, American Liszt Society, and the Franz Schmidt Society in Austria. Currently I am the President of the Sacramento Saturday Club, the oldest musical organization of its kind in the western United States.
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 grew up in Santa Cruz where I met and married my high school sweetheart. We have two sons, two wonderful daughters-in-law and two perfect grandchildren. I worked for 22 years in commercial construction and facility management of R&D sites in the Silicon Valley. I then worked as the Manager of Accounting and Employee Benefits for a non-profit in Sonora, CA. We have moved to Roseville,to be closer to our children and grandchildren when Bill retires in August. I am currently Treasurer and Leader of the Food Pantry for Valley Ministries Church in Stockton.
Director of Communications & Family Ministry
Engaging with families to empower children for leadership and Christian discipleship, my role finds me in the fortunate place of creating a supportive environment filled with joy and discovery. I was raised in Northern California on my family’s ranch, where hard work joined with unlimited opportunities to witness God’s blessing in our created world. Summer camp and youth group formed an understanding of how we are each God’s beloved. By serving the homeless and those living with chronic illnesses, I discovered my call. I completed a Masters of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in 2015 and recently became a Postulant for ordination to the priesthood. As a registered architect with a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly, I had a busy career in commercial architecture engaged in projects around the world. Gardening, both ornamental and food-producing, is a significant source of my connection to God. My family and I live nearby where we enjoy walking on the American River Parkway. My spouse, a teacher at Folsom Prison, and I have three happy kids, all in their 20s. Our first grandchild is on the way and I’m already planning the tree fort.
Director of Music
I first came to St. Michael’s in August 1987, intending to stay for two to three weeks until a new music director could be hired. Either this has been the longest or shortest two weeks in history, since this is my 28th year here. I am a soprano and I hold two degrees, a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music, both in voice performance, from the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific. I taught at American River College, San Joaquin Delta College, Yuba College, the University of the Pacific, and for seventeen years at California State University, Stanislaus. I also belong to ACDA, the Association of Choral Directors of America. I am married to Jim Weichert, and we will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this year. We have two daughters, Amy and Katie. Both are married and Amy and her husband, Allan, have one child, Alex, who is three. I feel very privileged to have been able to serve St. Michael’s for the past 27 years. I have been richly blessed with musical gifts and the opportunity to develop and use them. It is the highest calling to be able to use them in service to God. No matter what one’s gift, we give of our best when we give to God and it has been, and continues to be, my joy and my honor so to do.
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