About Us

We are thrilled to begin new calls as appointed missionaries in The Episcopal Church.  We are Episcopal priests, married to each other, and passionate about God, the Church, and the adventure of getting to know Jesus.


Joe Pagano

For the past 14 years, I have served parishes in Milwaukee, Baltimore, and Annapolis. I earned a Ph.D. in systematic theology and ethics at Marquette University in 2001 with a dissertation on H. Richard Niebuhr. I’ve authored and co-authored three books, written several scholarly and popular articles, essays, and sermons, and am currently working on a collection of essays on the experience of common prayer in the Episcopal Church.  I’ve taught at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee, Loyola University in Baltimore, and the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore.



Amy Richter

I’ve had the privilege of serving parishes (Advent, Kennett Square, PA; St. Chrysostom’s, Chicago, IL; St. Paul’s, Milwaukee, WI; and, most recently, St. Anne’s, Annapolis, MD) and on the staff of the Diocese of Maryland.  I’ve also served as adjunct faculty at the Ecumenical Institute of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, MD.

I enjoy writing, especially in service of the Church.  Joe and I have co-authored two collections of sermons, A Man a Woman, a Word of Love (Wipf & Stock, 2012) and Flesh and Bone: Exploring the Christmas Mystery (Wipf & Stock, 2013).   My book Enoch and the Gospel of Matthew (Wipf & Stock: Princeton Theological Monograph Series 183, 2012) looks at the Enochic apocalyptic roots of the Gospel.  I also contributed to Anthropology and the New Testament, edited by Jason Maston and Benjamin Reynolds (T & T Clark, 2018) and Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality, edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Gabriele Boccaccini (SBL Press, 2016).