Vicar: Maurice Geldert (Home) 575-623-4082 (Cell) 575-317-4664
Leadership at St. Paul's:
Head of the Church: Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
Leader of the Anglican Communion: Most Rev. Rowan Williams
Presiding Bishop: Most. Rev. Kathryn Jefferts Schori
Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande: Vacant
Vicar of St. Paul's: Fr Maurice Geldert
Ministers of St. Paul's: ALL of the members and regular attendees of St. Paul's Community of Faith!!
Past, Present and Future
St. Paul's Episcopal Congregation is listed as being officially present in Artesia in 1905. We were a mission until 1953 when we attained Parish Status and built a new Church Building and an adjacent Rectory. Twenty-Five priests have served the congregation. The Active Ministries are: Altar Guild, Layreader/Acolyte, Compassionate Ministry (Lay Led Prayer & Pastoral Care), Music, AA & Al-Anon, and we are involved with formation & support of Grace House Inc. a Home in Carlsbad for Abused and Neglected Youngsters of Eddy County. Our Pastor is on the board at Grace House, Inc. Several of St. Paul's Church Family also served on Board of Grace House, Inc. in Carlsbad, NM most notably, Mr. David Vandiver, President of the Board and Doris Waller. Several years ago we were joined in ministry by licensed Catechist Judy Metts who is building a viable Christian Education Ministry for the Church Family. We have a superb organist Barbara Britain and Sylvia Schneider and a superb pianist/song leader Barbara Britain.
We are looking forward to the future and another 100 years of witnessing to God in Christ.