• Water Color
  • Peeking around door
  • Passing the Peace
  • Horse
  • Bell Choir
  • Food Pantry
  • Strings
  • Balcony
  • Cross

Keith Emerson

Dr. Keith Emerson
Minister

The Very Rev. Dr. Keith Emerson Keith grew up in Akron, OH. Raised in the Presbyterian Church where he was active in Sunday School and youth programs, he graduated from Grove City College (PA) in 1982 with a B.A. in Religion and in Economics. Shortly thereafter he started attending St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Akron and was invited to serve on the staff. Embracing a call, Keith graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1987 and was ordained to the priesthood on May 13, 1988. He served as an Assistant to the Rector in two Ohio parishes prior to becoming Rector of St. John’s Church in Keokuk, IA 1993. From there served as Rector of the Church of the Epiphany in Richmond, VA from 1997-2007. He became Rector of St. Paul’s on October 1, 2007.

Keith has two daughters, Ellen and Abbey, who live in Richmond. He has a wide variety of interests and most recently has enjoyed historical research, first learning about St. Paul’s history in preparation for our 375th Anniversary, and more recently his own family history.

You can follow Keith’s sermons at checkoutthesermons.blogspot.com.


Al Reese
Organist

Al Reese leads the music program at St. Paul’s which includes the Chancel Choir (singing) and St. Paul’s Ringing Ensemble (bell choir) and oversees the children’s choir, led by Sarah Blake.

Al currently serves as the Musical Director of the Virginia Handbell Consort and teaches in the Music Division at Norfolk State University. He is a retired Army bandsman, having served as a trumpet player for 21 years.

He holds degrees from Indiana University of PA, Concordia University Wisconsin and Norfolk State University, and uses all the resources of his life experiences in his (almost) non-stop puns. He is a willing coach who is happy to add anyone who desires to share their musical talents to the congregation of St. Paul’s.

Al resides in Carrollton with his wife, Lois and their two rescue dogs, Prancer and Vixen.


  • Cindy Cowan - The Parish Administrator
  • Janice Roberts - The Parish Bookkeeper
  • Julia Farmer - The Sunday School Director
  • Miko Taylor - The Sexton
  • Juel Carr & Christa Hall - The Nursery Attendants

Contact Info

Phone: (757) 539-2478
Email: office@saintpauls-suffolk.org
Facebook: facebook.com/stpauls.suffolk

Address

St Paul's Episcopal Church
213 North Main St
Suffolk, VA 23434