On Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 2 pm, The Rev. Paula J. Toland will be formally instituted as rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church by the Rt. Rev. Carlye Hughes, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. The celebration will take place at St. Stephen's Church, 119 Main Street, Millburn, NJ.
All local clergy are invited to participate and to be vested in the tradition of their clergy denominations. Episcopal clergy are asked to wear white stoles. A reception will take place in the Parish Hall immediately following the service. ALL ARE WELCOME!
Rev. Paula has been at St. Stephen's since November 2018. Prior to arriving in Millburn, she served parishes in the Diocese of Massachusetts and Western Masschusetts, where she worked bi-vocationally as parish priest and chaplain. She is passionate about sharing the Good News that all people are beloved of God and believes it is the call to Christians and to the Church to be expressions of the readical love and hospitality Jesus offers to the world.
Rev. Paula graduated from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she specialized in pastoral theology. Prior to entering seminary, she worked for many years as a social worker, primarily in the fields of family and sexual violence and child welfare, doing both direct service and program administration.
Rev. Paula is married to Ron, and they have three children: Sean, Kevin, and Kathleen.