Meet The Rev. Charlotte Wilson
Prior to coming to St. Paul's, Rev. Charlotte Wilson was an early childhood professional, a stay-at-home parent/active volunteer, and later had a spiritual direction practice. In the Fall of 2016, St. Paul’s called her to the position of Associate Rector for Youth and Pastoral Care.
Growing up as the granddaughter of an Evangelical Free Church pastor in St. Paul, Minnesota, Rev. Wilson sang the hymn Children of the Heavenly Father frequently, even learning it in Swedish. It’s still her favorite hymn. Over the years, her volunteer work as an adult educator and worship leader at the Presbyterian church where she was a member led her to sense a call to spiritual listening and pastoral care. She then earned a certificate from the Spiritual Directors Institute of Mercy Center, Burlingame. Her spiritual direction practice helped her to further discern a call to the Episcopal priesthood.
What do you like most about coming to church?
Sunday worship is one of the few places where people carrying all sorts of diverse joys and concerns come from all walks of life to make something beautiful together. Worship with this community changes me and gives me a place to participate in the healing of the world. I have found St. Paul's to be a safe and joy-filled place to encounter the Holy with all that I am.
How do you spend your free time?
My favorite food is South Indian; I love to travel to new places; I once taught knitting in a yarn shop; and, I love to listen to live music, attend plays and art exhibits, and watch quirky movies.
B.A. - Germanic Languages & Literature, University of Michigan
M.A. - Early Childhood Education, San Jose State University
M. Div. - Church School of the Pacific, Berkeley, California
First two lines from Charlotte's favorite hymn:
Children of the heavenly Father
Safely in His bosom gather…