Meet Claire

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”829380″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space height=”15px”][vc_btn title=”Email Claire” style=”classic” color=”danger” align=”center” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-envelope-o” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true” link=”url:mailto%3A%20nevin-field%40stpetersphila.org||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Claire has had a lifelong fascination with Jesus and finds following him to be: joyful, puzzling, funny, frustrating, humbling, deeply engaging, and life giving. Believing that Anne Lamott was right when she called laughter “carbonated holiness,” Claire loves to laugh and finds much humor and joy in life—and in church.

A lifelong Episcopalian, Claire loves the beauty of worship at St. Peter’s (including the holy chaos that is the children’s and family service), and also loves the Episcopal emphasis on “seeking and serving Christ in all people” and on being the hands and heart of Jesus for the world. Claire is especially passionate about Creation theology, the idea that all that exists is an expression of God’s own life, that we were created to be in relationship with all of God’s Creation, and the implications that idea has for how we live in this world.

Claire is originally from the northeast of England, but spent most of her childhood in northern Delaware. Before becoming a priest, she worked as a nurse-midwife. Claire lives in Queen Village, Philadelphia, with her husband Andrew and her 3 cats (advisors): Shakespeare, Hero, and Little Bits. Her daughters, Rachel and Ellie, live in Rhode Island and Reston VA, respectively. Claire is delighted to be at St. Peter’s.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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