The Rev. Matthew Dutton-Gillett

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Trinity, Menlo Park

I was ordained a deacon in 1991 and a priest in 1992, and have served The Episcopal Church in Missouri, Illinois, and Tennessee before coming to California in 2009.  

 

I believe that the Gospel is about transformation:  personally, within our communities and in our relationship with God.  I have particular passion around preaching and teaching, liturgy and spiritual growth.  I seek to help my community live a life that is rooted in and nourished by the spiritual riches of the Anglican tradition; to be theologically engaged with the issues of our day, seeking to interpret the Christian faith to a modern world; to take seriously the imperatives of our Baptismal Covenant; to live the Christian life in a way that is both rooted in tradition and open to the movement of the Spirit; to reach out to the larger world; and to welcome the variety of God’s people.

I believe that part of our mission as Episcoaplians is to be bearers of a vision of Christianity that is generous, compassionate, and engaged -- a Christianity that has been deeply transformative in my own life, but that is quite different from the way Christianity is portrayed in public media.

I blog at matthewdg.wordpress.com.