REV. PAUL BARRETT,  Lead Pastor & Head of Staff       (310) 377-6882 x224

REV. PAUL BARRETT, Lead Pastor & Head of Staff  

(310) 377-6882 x224


I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada — the city that never sleeps! So that might explain my ability to fire on all pistons with very little rest.  I attended college in California and Nevada.  I graduated in 2000 from Princeton Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Education.  Before coming to St. Peter’s I was on the pastoral staff at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church in the Seattle Area for 13.5 years — most recently as Co-Pastor/Head of Staff.  I am married to Dr. Devon Singh-Barrett, a clinical psychologist, and we are crazy in love and proud of our two kids Mayah and Miles.

My Short-Term Childhood Ambition was realized winning the Bike Rodeo at my elementary school in the 4th Grade.  I completed the figure eight on my bicycle with no hands like a champ.  It was AWESOME!  

My Long-Term Childhood Ambition was to be a part of something that would change the world.  I think the church is just that.  I am (we are) always a “work in progress.”  

What inspires me?  People inspire me.  I have the best “job" in the world.  I’m humbled to do what I do because I have the unique opportunity of being invited into very sacred spaces of people’s lives.  I get to hear and learn from their stories. Sometimes I hear stories of where God is present and tangible and alive with them.  Other times, as I listen, I am able to point out where I see God tangibly present with them when they cannot.  People and their stories inspire me.  Anywhere.  Anytime.  

In My Spare Time, I’m also quite accomplished at watching a good movie and consuming a bowl of Lucky Charms.