St. Paul’s offers a unique ministry of presence and hospitality that is embodied by the church sexton.
Church tradition has understood the role of the sexton to be the caretaker and guardian of church space. Accordingly, St. Paul’s conceives the duties of the sexton to be twofold: to take care of church property (worship space), and to offer hospitality (attend to the needs of the community). These duties are sacramentally informed by St. Paul’s commitment to guarding sacred space and time in order to receive the gifts of God. The sexton embodies this ministry of presence and hospitality by living on site at the church.