Meet The Rev. Julie Graham
A lifelong Episcopalian from Lubbock, Texas, Rev. Graham attended college in New Mexico, before moving to California. She was called by St. Paul’s to be Associate Rector for Youth and Families in 2007.
Rev. Graham has served parishes in locations as diverse as Haight-Asbury, Oahu, San Ramon and Walnut Creek. She has also served as a Youth and Young Adult Coordinator for the Diocese of California. When she isn’t working, Julie enjoys reading and hiking, especially in our national parks. If she were not a priest, she might have been a history professor.
What do you like most about coming to church?
Our ancient rituals work the unconscious part of ourselves, open us to higher consciousness and break open our egos. You really do feel better learning that it’s not all about you; it’s about divine love working through you.
Favorite liturgical season?
Easter, I like the discipline of JOY (Rev. Graham also takes special joy in bringing the “alleluias” back into the church at Easter with the use of bells)
Favorite physical space at St. Paul’s?
My favorite place in the church (other than the sanctuary) is in the church office conference room because that is where I have had so many amazing conversations.
B.A. - Medieval History, University of New Mexico
M.Div. - Church School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA
Julie's favorite Bible passage:
“Perfect love casts out all fear” 1 John 4: 18