On 10 Jan 2016, The Reverend Amber Sturgess will be welcomed as our priest-in-charge. Originally from Texas, Amber received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in French from Texas Tech University in 1984 and 1989, respectively. She then went on to teach French at the university level for nine years when she decided to change the direction of her life. Although not actively pursuing ordination, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies, with a concentration in Biblical Studies and Language, from the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Ultimately, deciding to seek ordination, she obtained a certificate in Anglican Studies from Church Divinity School of the Pacific and also obtained a Certificate in Spiritual Direction while in the Berkeley area.
Her parish experience includes acting as an assisting priest at a very diverse parish in Oakland, St. Cuthbert’s, vicar of St. George’s in Antioch and most recently she has been interim rector of St. Stephen’s, San Luis Obispo.