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St Clement's Episcopal Church
Staff & Vestry

Kenneth Katona

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We are happy to annouce, Bishop Beisner has appointed a new Priest-in-Charge to St. Clement's.  He is The Rev. Kenneth J. Katona, vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Casa Grande, Arizona. Fr. Katona first Sunday with us will be October, 1, 2017.  







Associate Priest

Jimi Benesh

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Office Manager

Irene Celedon

Irene joined the St. Clement's staff in 2013, and has been a great addition to our team.  Irene is in the office from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and works from home the remainder of the week. 

In her spare time you can find her volunteering at local non-profit organizations and her children's school. She and her family have a love for exploring. They are always trying to find new hiking spots and adventures to go on when possible.   

Minister of Music

Carole Maxson

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Carole has been a choir director/organist for the past 20 plus years.  Prior to that, she taught piano for many, many years.  Educationally, Carole spent her four-year college career as a piano major, but chose to teach privately so she could be at home with her children.

Once her children were in college, she took a position with Charles Schwab as a stock trader, which she said "was fun and interesting,"  though she missed music.  She re-established her musical career at St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Pleasanton, CA, as she became a dual career person.  She started the choir with 10 people and it soon grew to 25.  The choir became large enough and experienced enough to accept an invitation to attend the Advent Sing in Vienna, Austria. The choir enjoyed that experience so much that they did another concert tour through the UK.

Carole moved to the Sacramento area in 2000 to “retire."  However, shortly after, she began serving as organist at the Folsom Presbyterian Church. In 2003, Carole was hired as Minister of Music at St. Clement’s.  At the beginning of 2008, Carole traveled to St James in Sonora to assist in building and growing their choir program.  Carole returned to St. Clement’s in 2010. 

Carole's husband, Chuck, is a baritone and sings with River City Chorale, where he often solos.  They have 4 children: 3 in the Sacramento area and 1 in Fresno, and all are married and have families.  They are blessed with 24 grandchildren.  

To learn more about St. Clement's Choir, The Master's Singers, click here. 

2017 Vestry

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Class of 2018 

Janelle Fallan: Sr. Warden/Administration 

Sharon Burke-Polano: Jr (People's) Warden / Facilities

Class of 2019

Jim Wash: Inreach & Formation 

Dorothy Lecel: Outreach

Class of 2020

Elsie Webber: Inreach & Formation

Zoe Boughton-Mitchell: Outreach

Treasurer: Kent Ransom

Clerk of the Vestry: Harry Shippy