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 16 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 three books, and written several scholarly and popular articles, essays, and sermons. My latest book is a collection of essays by wonderful Episcopal authors on  experiences of common prayer, co-edited with Amy Richter, called Common Prayer: Reflections on Worship in the Episcopal Church, and 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

I’ve had the privilege of serving parishes (Advent, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; St. Chrysostom’s, Chicago, Illinois; St. Paul’s, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and St. Anne’s, Annapolis, Maryland) 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).  We recently co-edited a collection of essays by wonderful Episcopal authors on experiences of worship in the Episcopal Church, called Common Prayer: Reflections on Worship in the Episcopal Church, and published by Cascade. My book Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew (Wipf & Stock: Princeton Theological Monograph Series 183, 2012) looks at the Enochic apocalyptic roots of the Gospel.

My most recent book is a novel, Antimony. Praise for Antimony:

“With compelling characters and relentless revelations, Richter weaves a suspenseful mystery from threads of myth, history, science, and faith. Those who grew up reading Lewis and Rowling will love her band of brilliant high schoolers striving to uncover the dark secrets of Harvard Divinity School and its shadowy masters. Fresh, fun, and not a little frightening, Antimony is a feverish page-turner.”

—J. Robert King, author of the Mad Merlin Trilogy

“This is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time. It was a beautifully written, insanely entertaining, thought-provoking story that sucked me in from page one.”

—Jamie McLaughlin, television writer and producer