The Rev. Jane McDougle
The Rev. Jane McDougle comes to us most recently from St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Menlo Park where she has served as Associate Priest and Director of Music. She brings over ten years of seminary experience and over twenty years of experience as a teacher and musician. She received her Master of Divinity and Theology from the Church Divinity School after receiving a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stanford University. She says, “I offer myself as a priest: as theologian, spiritual leader, teacher and musician. I bring the openness of my heart, eyes, and ears, along with passion, energy and creativity. May we minister together in joy.”
The Rev. Joseph Peters-Mathews
Originally from Phenix City, Alabama, Joseph comes from the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast. While in New York City attending General Seminary, he served as communications assistant to Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. He has extensive experience with social media and encourages the church to engage it for sharing the Gospel. He graduated from General Theological Seminary in New York City in May 2012 with a Masters in Divinity. His bachelors degree is from Troy University in Troy, Alabama, where he majored in history and minored in French. Joseph began working for the Diocese of California in September 2012. In May 2013 he and his husband Brandon were married in Trinity Church, Wall Street. He enjoys travel, musicals, and occasionally knitting a scarf. He currently serves full-time as the Working Group Head for Communications in the Diocese of California.
The Rev. J. Cameron Ayers
Father Cameron was ordained as a Jesuit priest in the Roman Catholic Church in June of 1986. He had just completed his Masters of Divinity at Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He served as a chaplain at both Loyola High School of Los Angeles and the University of San Francisco before being missioned to Brophy College Prep in Phoenix. His last ministry in the Roman Church was as Rector at St. Agnes Church in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood. During that time, he served as a chapIain for the San Francisco Police Department and was a member of the Priests’ Council of the Archbishop of San Francisco. In 2009 he left the Jesuit Order and began to attend Holy Innocents Church. He served as a board member for the Sojourn Chaplaincy at San Francisco General Hospital and also has taught in the Education for Ministry program at Holy Innocents for the past three years. He was received as an Episcopal priest in July of 2011.
Cameron loves foreign languages and speaks Spanish and Italian. He also taught and reads Classical Latin. Currently he is Chaplain of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Saratoga, California and teaches all the religion classes for the school. His hobbies include bagpipes, travel, the gym, and communication.