Staff and Vestry


The Rev. Kathy Trapani
Interim Rector

Born and raised in San Jose, Kathy attended college at UCLA (BA in Psychology) and earned an MBA from UC Berkely and MDiv from CDSP. Ordained priest in 2001, she served associate rector and then as interim rector of St. Timothy’s, Danville. She later also served as interim rector at Church of the Resurrection, Pleasant Hill. Kathy and her husband, Tom live in Danville, where they raised their four children. She is a runner, a private pilot, and an amateur woodworker, and loves sports of any and all kinds (especially college basketball and her beloved UCLA Bruins). But she most enjoys spending time with her young grandchildren, discovering and watching them grow into everything God created them to be.

The Rev. Naomi Chamberlain-Harris

Naomi was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. In 2006, she retired from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Walnut Creek and enrolled in the School for Deacons. She was ordained by Bishop Marc Andrus in December, 2009, and began her ministry at John Muir Medical Center as a volunteer chaplain. She also became the spiritual advisor to the consumers at Crestwood Healing Center in Pleasant Hill and began her ministry as deacon at St. Anselm’s. Naomi considers it a gift to be part of the loving and caring community at St. Anselm’s.

Cathy Witkay
Office Manager

Cathy was bornin New Jersey and moved to the Chicago area in her early teens. She graduated from the University of Illinois and earned an MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California. Before leaving the full-time work world to raise her three children, Cathy was Vice President for fundraising and fund distribution with the United Way of the Bay Area. Prior to joining PWBA, she as the Manager, Corporate Advertising for Pacific Telesis Group and Pacific Bell. She and her husband were both raised in the Episcopal Church and have been part of the St. Anselm’s community since 1991.



The priest in charge of a parish is called a rector. Along with the rector, the business of the congregation is conducted by the vestry, the members of which are elected at the annual meeting, at which functions in a way similar to the Board of Directors of a corporation. At. St. Anselm’s, there are twelve members of the vestry. The senior officers of the vestry are called wardens (usually called senior and junior). The vestry is responsible for managing the church’s finances and property, and also takes on responsibilities related to church programs, direction, and outreach.

Vestry members serve a three-year term. At each annual meeting, one-third of the vestry rotates off. Those currently serving on the St. Anselm’s vestry include:

Class of 2023

Joan Martin (Senior Warden)

Judy Peak

Dimitri Seletzky

Class of 2024

Marty Fischer (Junior Warden)

Neva Flaherty

Chris Young

Elisabeth Ward

Class of 2025

Marian Mulkey (Clerk)

JP Zhang

Gerry Starr

Elaine Sherwood

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