The Rev. Jeffrey Dodge
M.Div from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2014
M.A. in Interreligious Studies through the Graduate Theological Union 2015
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Middle Tennessee State University, 2005
The Reverend Donald Adolphson
Bachelor’s of Science in Metallurgical Engineering, IIT
Master’s of Science in Metallurgy, U of Illinois,
Graduate of Diocese of CA School For Deacons
Retired from Sandia Laboratory
Joined St. Paul’s after 10 years at St. Matthias, San Ramon
The Reverend Laina Wood Casillas
Rev. Laina has served in a kaleidoscope of ministries, including pastoral care, food pantries, seminary board Trustee, retreat leader, poverty program work, preacher, workshop leader, youth ministry, worship, evangelism, children’s ministries, officiant for weddings and funerals, baptism and marriage preparation, diocesan service, children’s ministries, street ministry, and church property matters.
Sara holds an AAS degree, and has over ten years of administrative experience. She previously worked as a program assistant at Trinity Center, and also has six years of experience in the security field. Sara is a single mom, and loves to spend her free time with her three beautiful children.
Parish Facilities Manager
Beverly (Bev) has been an active member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Clayton for 30 years, and welcomes the opportunity to serve St. Paul’s in Walnut Creek as Facility Manager. She has held administrative positions in a hospital, a Japanese owned international shipping company, and as Office Manager for Matlock Law Group. She and her husband, Steve, have 2 grown sons, 3 grandchildren and 2 very spoiled cats, and Bev is a self-declared Sudoku puzzle addict.
Dwight Stone was born in California into a musical family and grew up in Missoula, Montana. Dwight studied voice, piano, organ, composition, orchestration and conducting, sight-singing, theory, harmony and history, obtaining a B. Mus. in voice and an M.A. in composition at CSU Sacramento. He concurrently served as Director of Orchestras at Sacramento City College and Music Director at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in North Sacramento. Dwight received a graduate certificate in film scoring from USC and spent 20 years in LA scoring, composing for chorus and various ensembles, conducting, singing and accompanying. He served as organist/choirmaster for St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Canoga Park. He sang for several years with the LA Jazz Choir, the LA Chamber Choir, the LA Master Chorale, and toured four times with the Roger Wagner Chorale in the U.S. and Orient. He also served as Music Director of the Methodist Church of Pacific Palisades, and also of Temple Akiba in Culver City. In 2003 the album “Reveries for Day and Night” grew out of his encounter with Dutch chromatic harmonica virtuoso Tim Welvaars.
Prior to joining St. Paul’s Dwight served as organist/choirmaster of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Walnut Creek.