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Name: The Rev. Sonya Reichel
 
 
Hometown: Fair Oaks, CA
 
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA
 
Episcopalian since: 2002
 
Member of Saint Francis since: 2016
 
Current Leadership Roles: I serve as a priest at Saint Francis and as a mathematics professor at American River College in Sacramento.
 
Past Leadership Roles: I have worked as a mathematics professor in the Los Rios Community College District since 1993. I also worked as a chaplain at a Level 1 trauma center, acute psychiatric hospital, hospice, and medical center in Sacramento.  I have worked as a Marriage & Family Therapist intern for Catholic Social Services in Sacramento.
 
Education: I earned an M.A. in Ministry from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin (2015); an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the University of San Francisco (2002); and an M.A. in Mathematics from CSU, Sacramento (1993).
 
I am fed and nurtured at Saint Francis by: the willingness to stretch and grow into a community that not only supports its members but also seeks relationships in the local community through dedicated and generous service. Most members of Saint Francis are involved in some form of ministry in the church and beyond the church. The faith of this congregation is lived out in very active, tangible ways.
 

Personal Information: I live with my wife Katrina and our five furry companions (3 dogs, 2 cats). Katrina works as an occupational therapy assistant at Sutter Rehab Institute in Roseville. We enjoy hiking and kayaking and just about any excuse to play in the water. I am an avid reader and enjoy writing.

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