The Very Reverend Penny Bridges
The Very Rev. Penny Bridges is a native of Northern Ireland. A gifted violist and singer, at age 14 she left Ireland to attend Wells Cathedral School in England, an ancient choir school renowned for its specialist music program for instrumentalists. Penny subsequently won a choral scholarship to Clare College, Cambridge, and then embarked on a career in data processing. In 1985 Penny and her then husband moved to New Hampshire, where their two sons, Sam and Thomas, were born. Penny received a Master of Divinity degree summa cum laude from Yale Divinity School in 1997 and subsequently served as Assistant Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria, Virginia, and as the third Rector of St. Francis Episcopal Church, Great Falls, Virginia. In 2012 Penny was selected as one of three nominees for Bishop of New Hampshire. In December 2013 she accepted the call to serve as the fourth Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and she began her tenure in February 2014. In her free time Penny enjoys playing chamber music, walking on the beach or in Balboa Park, and going to the movies.
The Reverend Jeff Martinhauk
Director of Congregational Life
The Rev. Jeff Martinhauk grew up in Dallas, Texas and graduated with a degree in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. His professional background prior to seminary focused on finance and information technology. He attended the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas, finishing in 2009, and then became a Board Certified Chaplain, serving at Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin for several years until he was called as Rector of St. Timothy’s Church in Apple Valley, California. St. Paul’s Cathedral called him as the Director of Congregational Life in January, 2016. Jeff’s passions include music, his two kids, and being outside.
The Reverend Colin Mathewson
Pastor for the Misa Congregation
The Rev. Colin Mathewson graduated from Valhalla High School in East County, San Diego and Stanford University with a degree in Urban Studies. He's since served as a campaign manager, community organizer, press assistant, executive assistant, foundation program officer, and as a volunteer in El Salvador before starting seminary in 2010. He and his wife Laurel graduated from The School of Theology of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 2013 and served together as deacons and priests at St. Paul's Cathedral until becoming vicars-in-charge at St. Luke’s Episcopal in North Park. Colin is continuing in his role as pastor for the Misa Congregation. He and Laurel have two kids who keep them busy and laughing, and Colin enjoys sports, cooking, eating, and reading.
Director of Formation and Outreach
David Tremaine is a native of West Caldwell, New Jersey, but spent his high school and college years in Gainesville, Florida where his family moved in 2002. He attended the University of Florida between 2006 and 2010, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. In 2012 he began a three year Master of Divinity program at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, after formally entering the discernment process through the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. Between his second and third year of Seminary he spent a year as the Lay Assistant to the Vicar at Grace Mission Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida, an outreach mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida. While there, he served a congregation of people who found themselves homeless and underserved in downtown Tallahassee and was able to discern a call to lay ministry in the Episcopal Church. In May of 2016, David completed his M. Div and graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary. He now serves as the Director of Outreach and Formation at Cathedral and is excited to be a part of this vibrant and thriving community as they continue to witness to and seek out God’s mission in the world.
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