Rev. Iain joined St. Peter’s as rector in July 2020. His road to priesthood came through a journey with several twists and turns along the way.
Iain came of age in the world of Post Vatican II Roman Catholicism, where he learned to embrace the future, but also to respect the past. He is shaped by fresh and emerging forms of Christianity that seek to make ancient words and practices accessible to people today.
Iain is committed to God's way of love where spiritual practice and social action work together to transform the church and the world into God's realm of justice.
Before being called as a rector, Iain served as associate rector at Christ Church, Lake Oswego, and before that as associate for liturgy at Grace Cathedral, He has degrees from Oregon State University, University of Notre Dame, and Harvard Divinity School; and a certificate in Anglican Studies from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific.
He loves his coffee, his two sassy cats, and being outdoors whenever he can.
Rev. Iain Stanford
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Jenny Beyer Cornell, DMA
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Jenny (née James Richard Frieman) has served as Director of Music at St. Peter's since 2015. A native of Philadelphia, she received her doctorate in conducting from Stanford University in 1999, and holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in music from San Francisco State University and Temple University’s Boyer College of Music, respectively.
She served as Music Director of the San Diego Master Chorale from 1999 through 2002 and was Assistant Conductor to Maestro Kerry Stratton with the Huntsville Festival Orchestra in Ontario (Canada) in 1999 and 2000. For ten years, she served as Music Director of the San Francisco Concert Chorale and Orchestra, where her artistic partners included the Kronos Quartet, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and the Bay Area Women’s Philharmonic. From 1979 to 1984, she was Director of Choral Music at Sonoma State University, and has also served as assistant conductor and chorus master with West Bay Opera, Fremont Opera and Berkeley Opera.
She is also Music Director of the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra, an acclaimed volunteer ensemble that she co-founded in 20112.
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Ron is a parishioner at All Saints, San Leandro and has a background in technology and administration.
Ron was born in Rochester, NY, but grew up primarily in South Carolina. Raised in the Presbyterian Church, graduating from Furman University with a BA in Philosophy, he went on to spend the first decade of his post-college years serving with the international Christian drama ministry, Covenant Players. During this work, he met his future wife, Amy, who now serves the Episcopal Diocese of California as the Canon for Faith Formation. Before they left the road, they served together in Europe, and in Canada.
Prior to relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area they spent twenty-one years in eastern Massachusetts where they were confirmed in the Episcopal Church by Bishop Barbara C. Harris. Over the course of these years, Ron served a variety of roles in the church.
Currently he serves as Treasurer at All Saints and supports a few other ministries in the Bay Area wearing a variety of hats.