The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry
11TH BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE OF MICHIGAN
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Bonnie A. Perry is the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan (EDOMI). She was consecrated as bishop on Feb. 8, 2020 — a position that oversees a diocese that consists of 77 congregations in the southeastern region of Michigan. EDOMI comprises over 16,000 baptized members in the Detroit metropolitan area and adjacent regions that stretch as far west as Lansing, Jackson, and Hillsdale. Prior to her election as bishop, Perry spent 27 years as rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Chicago, one of the largest and the most active congregations in the Diocese of Chicago.
The Rev. Jadon D. Hartsuff
Father Jadon (aka Pastor Jadon or just Jadon), a Jackson native, earned a B.A. in Economics and Management from Albion College and enjoyed a first career in business that took him to Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He earned a Master of Divinity, with honors, from The General Theological Seminary in NYC and served churches in Lancaster, PA, Denver, CO, and Washington, D.C., before returning home to Jackson, where his family connection to St. Paul's goes back five generations. Fun fact, his first job, in high school, was as our weekend sexton! Father Jadon is also a chaplain in the U.S. Navy Reserve and currently serves with the Marine Corps in addition to being our priest!
Parish Office Administrator
Alice has been the Parish Administrator at St. Paul’s since March 2018. She wears many hats in her role as office manager: Answering phones and emails, maintaining the church calendar and parish contact lists, producing worship leaflets and newsletters, coordinating activities with our different ministries, and assisting the Rector and other St. Paul’s staff. She has a B.S. in Finance and spent many years in the corporate world first in Finance, and then in Human Resources for AT&T, before taking a long break to raise her kids. She was a substitute teacher for 6 years before coming to St. Paul’s, and although she misses the teachers and students she met during that time, she loves the change of pace of our little office here. She’s been married to husband Pete for 33 years and blessed with two children, Conor and Katie. Her pup Bonnie Mae, who loves to greet visitors at St. Paul’s, is a frequent office mate and she has two crazy cats at home as well.
Carolyn Moser, Accountant, has a business background with a degree in Accounting from Michigan State and an MBA from Baker College. Carolyn spent almost 20 years as a local business owner of Anderson Printing in downtown Jackson until she sold the business in 2017. Since 2018, Carolyn has done the accounting for several non-profits in Jackson. She has two children, Dustin and Savannah. Very active in the community, Carolyn was a Rotarian for eighteen years and a member of Business and Professional Women for several years. She has also served on the board of the Jackson Interfaith Shelter, The American Red Cross, The Chamber of Commerce, The Rotary Club of Jackson and The Rotary Foundation of Jackson. In addition, she has volunteered with Big Brother Big Sisters, taught Financial Peace University, and given countless hours to her church and the schools her children have attended.
Director of Music/Organist
Julie Baglien grew up in the former U.S. Canal Zone in Panama, where she began her career as an organist at age 14, serving Redeemer Lutheran Church. She also took lessons at nearby St. Luke’s Episcopal Cathedral. Julie returned to the U.S. to attend Wittenberg University in Ohio, where she earned Bachelor’s degrees in both sacred music and music education. She studied composition with Jan Bender and church music with Donald Busarow. Moving to Michigan, she worked as an organist, choir director, and public school teacher; obtained a Master’s degree from MSU; and served for 20 years on her local Board of Education. She and her husband have four sons, two daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. Her trip of a lifetime was to Germany to celebrate 300 years since the birth of J.S. Bach, her musical hero.
Jeff is a life-long musician and the son of two music teachers. He began his professional vocal career in 2006 and has since been in 40 opera productions, both in roles and also in opera choruses, notably at the Detroit Opera House, where he spent seven seasons. Jeff has also sung sacred music for a long time; a major highlight was singing in the Schola of Christ Church Grosse Pointe, and getting to tour and sing in places like Westminster Abbey. Jeff has a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Liturgical Music from St. John's School of Theology in Collegeville, Minnesota. Currently, in addition to directing the choir at St. Paul’s, Jeff teaches private voice lessons through the Jackson Symphony’s Community Music School. He also has a full time job as a reading interventionist at Springport Elementary, working with 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders. Alongside his music career, Jeff has held a wide variety of odd jobs in fields as diverse as education, media, transportation, labor, and hospitality, providing Jeff a unique view into many different walks of life!
Eston is from Onondaga, MI and attended Springport High School. Coming from this farming community, he gained an appreciation of hard work and learned to enjoy physically demanding labor. Recently, he returned to Michigan State University in order to complete a Bachelor's degree in Human Geography. In his capacity as our church sexton he maintains the cleanliness and order of the facilities, handles the groundskeeping duties, monitors the safety of the building, digs plots for interments, and does a number of other things to help keep St. Paul's functioning at a high level. In his spare time, he does freelance landscaping, plays hockey for the Trash Pandas, and is an aspiring singer/songwriter.