The Rev. Jill Honodel is Interim Vicar for St Alban's and St George's Antioch. Rev. Jill received an M.A.T. from Fuller Theological Seminary and an M.Div from Church Divinity School of the Pacific at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She began her formal ministry at St. Paul's in Benicia, California as Assistant to the Rector and Youth Pastor then started an Episcopal church in Rio Vista, California, in the home of Guy and Donna Harris at Trilogy along with Robert Train Adams as the musician, who now serves at St. Stephen's, Orinda. Later Jill+ served for many years as Rector of Grace Church in Martinez.
She has taken sabbatical to study the legend of Mary Magdalene in southern France where for five months she immersed herself in the French language and culture. Rev. Jill+ has served on many governance committees of the Diocese including the Governance Review Steering Committee. She was a founding member of the Committee on Governance. She has served as a Fresh Start Workshop Leader for many years as well as a member of the Dept. of Missions and Congregational Development and has served as the President of the Contra Costa Deanery.
Rev. Jill+ currently serves as the Chair of the Committee on Governance. She also presently serves as a member of the Resolutions Committee, under the leadership of Jay Luther, and most recently as a member of the Standing Committee. She has a License to Officiate in the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe and has developed new liturgy for pilgrimage authorized by bishops Marc Andrus of the Diocese of California and Pierre Whalon of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Prior to ordination, Rev. Jill+ served in the secular realm as Managing Editor at a publishing company, Ace Writer at a public relations firm and as Procedures Analyst at U.C. Davis. She loves nature and animals, photography and travel. Jill+ is happy to serve among the good-natured people of St. George's, Antioch and St. Alban's, Brentwood.
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The Rev. Amanda May is Vicar for St John's Clayton and St Michael and All Angels, Concord. Rev. Amanda is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics. Rev. Amanda began her career as a cattle rancher in Missouri. Studying at night to obtain her CPA, she moved to San Diego where she worked as an accountant and then started her own tax and financial planning service. Her work as a Sunday School teacher led her to religious studies at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley. She was ordained to the priesthood in 1993 and returned to San Diego where she served a number of years as the director of Episcopal Community Services, one of the largest faith-based charities in the area. Following that assignment, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area where she trained as an interim rector. Her most recent assignments were as interim rector for Christ Church, Sausalito, and St. Peter's, Redwood City. Rev. Amanda currently lives in Pleasant Hill.