We have an Interim Rector! Your Vestry approved Rev. Dr. Peter F. Casparian to begin leading St. Michael’s beginning March 21 (two days per week plus three Sundays per month). He will be celebrating at all services this Sunday, March 26.
Rev. Casparian was born and raised in New York, NY. He earned his undergraduate degree (Anthropology, Art and Psychology) from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN; his Masters and Doctorate in Divinity were earned from the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Additionally, Rev. Casparian has a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts/Sculpture from The University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO.
Rev. Casparian was ordained in 1975 and has served as Rector in several parishes: Oyster Bay, Long Island, NY (2004-2014), St. James Church in Florence Italy (1995-2004) and Lexington, KY (1986-1995). Prior to these calls, he served as a Chaplain and Vicar in Lawrence, KS and Dallas, TX and as Associate Rector in Kansas City, MO.
He has served in numerous positions of local, national and international civic/non-profit boards and Diocesan appointments. Rev. Casparian is also long time Rotarian. He currently lives in San Marcos and is married to Marguerite (40 years!). They have two adult daughters: Rachel, a working actress in NY and Hannah, a corporate chef in Austin.
Rev. Casparian is conversational in Spanish and Italian, has a good sense of humor and loves to travel. He is a regular jogger, a competent photographer, a former goldsmith, an avid flea-marketer!, a robust singer and an ardent movie aficionado.
Please welcome Rev. Peter Casparian!