About Us

From the Rector

My name is Kirk Woodliff. I am a priest in the Episcopal Church and the Rector (head pastor) of St. Paul’s in Sparks.

If you have spent anytime seeking a worshiping community to grow in your spiritual development, you will have noticed that all churches or not the same.  Their traditions and prayers are different. Their buildings and style of worship are different. Some focus on having the right answers and others focus more on the importance of asking the right questions, even if the answer is “We don’t know.” You may have even noticed that their understanding of the nature of God (including Jesus and the Holy Spirit) are different too.

I think it is important that everyone find the right place for them during their current stage of spiritual development.

If you are looking for a community where you can be yourself, come as you are, and feel like you belong, then St. Paul’s might just be a good fit.

I invite you to try us out for three or four weeks.  One Sunday is not really enough to experience the nuances of community. During that time, I encourage you to ask me lots of questions. These can be asked in person, by phone 775-358-4474, or by email [email protected].

I look forward to meeting you.