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The Reverend Jane Snibbe

Priest Emeritus

The Reverend Jane Snibbe

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Jane is a 3rd generation native Californian. She was born in Oakland and grew up in Berkeley and Pacific Grove. She has been an Episcopalian for most of her life, serving as the first woman Eucharistic Minister, and later Senior Warden at St. Mary’s by-the-Sea in Pacific Grove.  She has a B.A. in history from UC Berkeley, and studied at the University of Edinburgh. She and her late husband Dick met at Cal. She earned a Master’s in Education from U. of Montana, and a Master’s in Library Science from San Jose State. She is a 4-year graduate of the Education for Ministry program of the University of the South Seminary. 

Jane retired from a 33-year career as a teacher and school librarian in 1997.  She and Dick moved to Clover Springs in 1998, and began attending Good Shepherd.  She has two sons, Carl and Kurt, and three grandchildren. 

As a life-long practitioner of lay ministry including Altar Guild, holding 4 lay licenses, teaching Sunday School and Bible Studies, Jane answered the call of the congregation for ordained ministry.  She was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate in February 2019, and to the Priesthood on December 8, 2019. 

She is involved in various programs in the Cloverdale community, including education and the library, as well as the homeowners association.