Meet Our Clergy & Staff
The Reverend Thomas Burr
Rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church
(Home) 410-672-6694 (Cell) 443-386-0115
After many years of discernment, Tom Burr began studying for ordained ministry in 2004 at the age of fifty-seven. He attended the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary’s Seminary, studied at a Baptist Bible College, and took correspondence classes through the LOGOS House Seminary and through the Anglican Province of America. He was ordained to the Deaconate in 2008 and the Priesthood in 2011. Before entering full time ministry in 2010 he served over three years in the U.S. Army and worked 38 years in manufacturing management.
Father Tom and his wife Linda have been married for 42 years and they have two married sons. They have been blessed with two wonderful daughters-in-law, who are more like daughters, and four beautiful grandchildren.
Father Tom serves on The Bishop's Advsory Committee for the Diocese of the Eastern United States of the APA.
The Reverend Eric Holle
Eric Holle was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, a cradle Episcopalian. After living in several states with family members while his parents dealt with his sick brother, Eric eventually became a "Fightin' Blue Hen", having earned a football scholarship at the University of Delaware. He graduated with a degree in Marketing with dual minors in philosophy and psychology. Like many who struggle in life with their understanding of God, he spent several years without a home church. In his work life, Eric spent many years as a food and candy broker, primarily with the Charms Candy Company. In an unconventional way, Eric and his then-fiance, Patricia, discovered St. Paul's while returning from the Renaissance Festival and started attending services in the fall of 1993. In November of 1994, they were united in Holy Matrimony in the historic chapel. Eric started assisting the treasurer by counting and recording the collections at the conclusion of the 11 am service. Shortly thereafter he added to his duties, serving as an usher of the 11 am service and then later, verger. Eric felt called to 'button up the little Church for future generations' and became the Junior Warden for many years where he oversaw the major renovation of the historic chapel. During the three-year-plus renovation of the chapel, together with historic preservationist, Robert Bennett, the foundation was replaced and the structure secured without missing a single church service or cracking a single pane of glass. In 1997, a trip to Israel with some of the members of St. Paul's ,was life-changing for Eric as he said the Bible 'came alive' for him with that trip. Eric was ordained deacon shortly thereafter and was assigned to Mount Calvary in Lothian, Maryland, for more than a year while he continued studies for Holy Orders. Father Eric was ordained as a priest in October of 1999 and assisted both Bishop Caputo and Bishop Loiselle at Saint Paul's. His duties today include officiating at the 8 am Holy Communion service in the historic chapel and local community service. Father Eric and his wife, Patricia, live in Annapolis. Their passion, besides St. Paul's, is serving the military as sponsor parents for many Midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy.
The Reverend Mr. Thomas Houghton
(Home) 410-647-1671 (Cell) 410-271-0177
Tom Houghton was baptized and confirmed in the Methodist Church. While attending St. Albans School in Washington, D.C., he became acquainted with the beauty of worship using the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and later joined the Protestant Episcopal Church. After moving to the Annapolis area, he and his wife of 49 years, Rose, were graced to find St. Paul’s Anglican Church. With inspiration from Bishop Bob, our rector emeritus, and under the tutelage of Fr. Burr, he began studying for the Deaconate in 2015. He received his associate’s degree from the Logos House of Theological Studies in 2017. After completing his examinations by the Board of Examining Chaplains, he was ordained Deacon in April 2018.
After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 1968, he served eleven years active duty in nuclear powered surface ships, retiring from the Naval Reserve as a Captain in 1986. His second career was as a consultant to companies operating nuclear power plants. He is excited to be embarking on his third and most fulfilling career. Tom’s special interests include teaching adults and children, preaching, and bringing the Word of God into this world.
Tom and Rose have one daughter, Victoria. She, her husband, Victor, and two grandchildren, Ben and Alice, live in Ashburn, Virginia. Rose is active in the church choir, writes historical novels, and is active in the Assistance League, a philanthropic organization that provides school uniforms and supplies to needy children in the community.
The Right Reverend Robert S. Loiselle, Sr.
Rector Emeritus of St. Paul's Anglican Church (Retired)
Assistant Bishop, Anglican Province of America
After thirteen years with us, Bishop Bob retired as rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Crownsville, MD on November 29, 2014 and was appointed Rector Emeritus. Bishop Loiselle continues to serve as an assistant bishop of the Anglican Province of America. He and Emily now reside in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and attend Holy Trinity Anglican Church (APA) in Fernandina Beach, Florida. We wish he and Emily well in their retirement.
Mrs. Cathy Gates
Cathy has been an active Anglican her entire life. Originally, she worshipped as an Episcopalian when the Episcopal Church followed the Anglican tradition. However, as the Episcopal Church began to deviate from that tradition, Cathy and her husband Dwight left the Episcopal Church and quickly found a home at St. Paul’s where the Anglican tradition is observed and the Bible is accepted as the inspired Word of God.
Cathy and Dwight married in 1970. They have two, married daughters, Lynette Gibson and Shannon Kaplan, and five wonderful grandchildren.
Because of Army service, Dwight and Cathy began their married life in Ft. Hood, TX (2 years), then Heidelberg, Germany (5 ½ years), then Colorado Springs, CO, where Cathy began her career in commercial insurance, and finally Maryland when Dwight started working for the Federal Government. Cathy enjoyed a successful career in insurance, retiring in 2016.
One of Cathy’s favorite Books of the Bible is James where he explains that faith without action isn’t really faith. In James 2:18 he says, “… I will show you my faith by what I do.” Cathy has always felt called to serve the church and over the years has done so in many capacities – singing in choirs, teaching Sunday School, serving on three vestries in three difference parishes, organizing social functions such as Supper Club (to help congregants get to know each other better), directing St. Paul’s Handbell Choir for 12 years, and with Dwight serving as Youth Group leaders when they were first married.
Cathy loves St. Paul’s and invites everyone to join us as we worship the one true God in a loving, traditional atmosphere of faith.
Mrs. Jan Wyatt
Janice L. Wyatt (Jan) was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She received an BA in Elementary Education in 1963 from the University of Kentucky. In 1963 she married Jack, whom she met at the Canterbury House Episcopal Student Center at the University of Kentucky. Both Jan and Jack were raised in the Anglican/Episcopal Church. She began her teaching career in Lexington, KY. After moving to Maryland in 1966 she took a break from teaching to raise their 3 children, Glenda, Becky and Bill. In 1982 she received a MA in Early Childhood/Special Education from George Washington University in Washington, DC and returned to teaching. She taught until 1996 in the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. During her free time she enjoys reading, sewing, painting and her 8 grandchildren. She enjoys working at the church and interacting with all the members. Finding St. Paul’s in 2004 was the blessed end of a long spiritual journey to find a church home.
Mrs. Andrea Linnell
Choir Director & Organist
Andrea Linnell, our choir director and organist has a BA in Music Performance and a MA in Music Education. She has been a general music teacher in elementary and middle school as well as vocal director, musical director, orchestra director, piano instructor, guitar instructor, music theory instructor and instructor of musical theatre at Old Mill High School. She also privately teaches piano, voice, guitar, bass, and music theory. She was the organist at The Episcopal Church of the Advent in Baltimore and in the summer, she is the organist and pianist at Zour Baptist Church in Deltaville, VA. She has been the organist and choir director at Saint Paul’s Anglican Church since 2003.
Andrea and her husband Russell, have four children; Kelli, Patrick, Katelyn and Erin and 10 grandchildren. They have been married since 1976. Andrea has been a church member since birth. Church is an integral part of who she is. Always growing in her faith, she also leads the youth group at St. Paul’s. She loves planting the seeds of faith into young minds and hearts. She loves serving God as a church musician and highly recommends reading the Bible daily for personal growth.