The Story of Skeet Wootten

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My name is Skeet Wootten, and I have the honor and privilege of serving as your Senior Warden. My journey at St. Paul’s began in the summer of 1989 when my wife Laura, six-month-old son, and I first moved to Des Moines.  We were living downtown at the Plaza, having relocated from...

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The Story of Elsa “Muffy” Harmon

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As my maternal grandfather would often say, our roots are very deep in Des Moines. I feel the same about St. Paul’s.  We returned to Des Moines in 1955, and our family has been in the third pew ever since. I started my ministry at church by tying the bows of the choir boys with my...

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The Story of John Zickefoose

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Most likely, my first glimpse of St. Paul’s was in 1957 when my parents and I came to Des Moines to see the National Tour of My Fair Lady.  At the time there was only one theatre in Iowa which could accommodate the production, which required a revolving stage, and that was the KRNT...

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The Story of Jill Southworth

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A long time ago when my then husband and I moved to Des Moines, we could not agree on a church home.  We came from different religious backgrounds and sought different connections to a church.  This impasse continued for some time, and then I met Marion Jacobs.  She and I worked...

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