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

Keith Emerson

Dr. Keith Emerson

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.

Thom Robertson

Thom Robertson
Music Director/Organist

Thom Robertson is a native of Isle of Wight County, and returned to Suffolk following his retirement from full-time church work in Alexandria, VA. He holds degrees from the University of Richmond and Southern Methodist University. He has served churches in Virginia, Texas, and Minnesota, and also taught organ, harpsichord, and studio piano at the university level at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. During that time, he was also the Principal Organist and Harpsichordist for the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra.

Upon returning to Tidewater, he served as musician at several local churches, including Green Acres Presbyterian Church in Portsmouth and First United Methodist Church in Newport News before joining St. Paul’s.

  • Cindy Cowan - The Parish Administrator
  • Cindy Ritch - The Parish Bookkeeper
  • Macey Olenjack - The Sexton

Contact Info

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


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