About Us

We are Episcopal priests, married to each other, and passionate about God, the Church, and the adventure of getting to know and follow Jesus. We are currently living that adventure as we serve in the Parish of Pasadena/Cormack in the Diocese of Western Newfoundland, in the Anglican Church of Canada.

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Joe Pagano

For the past 18 years, I have served parishes in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Annapolis, and most recently, as an appointed missionary (Episcopal Volunteer in Mission) in South Africa. I earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology and ethics at Marquette University in 2001 with a dissertation on H. Richard Niebuhr. I’ve authored and co-authored five books, and written several scholarly and popular articles, essays, and sermons. My latest book is a collection of essays by wonderful Episcopal and Anglican authors from Canada, Spain, and the UK, co-edited with Amy Richter, called Saving Words: 20 Redemptive Words Worth Rescuing, and published by Cascade. Prior to that, Amy and I co-edited a collection by Episcopal authors on  experiences of common prayer, called Common Prayer: Reflections on Worship in the Episcopal Church, also published by Cascade.  I’ve taught at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Loyola University in Baltimore, and the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, and currently teach at Queen’s College in Newfoundland Labrador.

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Amy Richter

In the 28 years since ordination, I’ve had the privilege of serving parishes (Advent, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; St. Chrysostom’s, Chicago, Illinois; St. Paul’s, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; St. Anne’s, Annapolis, Maryland, and now the Parish of Pasadena and Cormack) and on the staff of the Diocese of Maryland.  Prior to coming to Newfoundland, I served as an appointed missionary (Episcopal Volunteer in Mission) in South Africa. I’ve also served as adjunct faculty at the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland, and currently at Queen’s College in Newfoundland Labrador.

I enjoy writing, especially in service of the Church.  Joe and I have co-authored two collections of sermons, A Man a Woman, a Word of Love (Wipf & Stock, 2012) and Love in Flesh and Bone (Wipf & Stock, 2013), as well as co-editing the books he mentioned above. My book Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew (Wipf & Stock: Princeton Theological Monograph Series 183, 2012) looks at the Enochic apocalyptic roots of Matthew’s Gospel. I’ve also written a novel based on ancient Jewish and Christian myths and biblical stories called, Antimony, published by Wipf & Stock in 2019 and made into a podcast by a group of friends from all over who came together remotely during the Covid-19 shut down (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1352251).

Joe and I also enjoy hiking, bicycling, snowshoeing, and exploring God’s creation in the beautiful place where we live.