Rector

Lowell grew up Episcopalian in Oxford, Mississippi where he was strongly impacted by the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960’s. It planted in him a willingness to question inherited assumptions and to work for generosity and inclusion in a diverse society. Lowell served parishes in Mississippi and Arkansas before coming to St. Paul’s, Fayetteville in 1997.

Lowell encouraged St. Paul’s creation of 7hills Homeless Center, Community Meals, and Magdalene House among our many outreach ministries. He has special interests in congregational development and contemplative prayer. He is the author of “Practicing Prayer,” published by Ascension Press of the Order of the Ascension. He has served as a deputy to nine General Conventions of the Episcopal Church, most recently as vice-chair and chair of the Liturgy, Prayer Book and Church Music committee. He is co-convener of the Chicago Consultation and a member of the Order of the Ascension. Lowell writes a column for the regional newspaper. He and his wife Kathy have been married since 1975 and have two children and three grandchildren.