Good morning friends,
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, my name is Anthony Saturno and I’m the new pastor here at St. James. I came to the area with my wife Sarah, and my three sons: Rilo (12), Rocco (5), and Vito (almost 2!). We moved to the area from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA just thirty-five minutes up the coast from Boston. I received a Master’s of Divinity and a Master’s of Counseling there, I have a Master’s in Cultural Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University.
Sarah is a photographer who specializes in weddings and family portraits, from Grand Junction, CO. She has a huge heart for serving others and is especially gifted in hospitality. We share that gift so, filling our house with friends and strangers is a passion for us.
Rilo is a teenager in all but his actual age. He loves cracking jokes, he is into sports, video games and Legos. Rocco is my little mini-me, he has an amazing imagination and a love of adventure. He is also a Lego lover and is currently really into drawing. Finally, Vito is our little mess-maker, he is very curious and loves to be part of the conversation.
My interests are especially in spending time in the outdoors. I love hiking and paddle-boarding and I hope to do a lot of camping in this area as well as spend time on the Appalachian trail. I love preaching and adding some of my counseling and anthropological thought to the things I receive from Scripture. My biggest passion is getting to know people, hearing their stories and seeing God’s work in even the toughest of situations. I’ve spent a lot of time considering James’s opening remarks in his letter when he says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” (James 1:2-4)
If you are reading this blog, stop by the office, send me an email, or give me a phone call: I can’t wait to meet you all and journey together towards Christ as one big family.