The Rev. Dr. Caroline (Caro) Hall is Rector (senior pastor) of St. Benedict’s. She loves to preach, teach and lead worship. One of her passions is helping people who feel excluded from Christian faith community because their beliefs don’t fit the mold, to realize that Christianity is a lot bigger and broader than they thought and that God’s abundant love is available to everyone. Her background is in social work, and non-profit management. Caro is English but has lived in the US for more than 20 years – most of them in Los Osos. She met her spouse at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland where she lived for several years in the 1980s. Caro is the author of the just-published A Thorn in the Flesh: How Gay Sexuality is Changing the Episcopal Church. She serves on the board of People of Faith for Justice (formerly known as Central Coast Clergy and Laity for Justice), and is one of the founders of the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations. For many years, Caro was on the national board of Integrity USA, the national Episcopal ministry for LGBT and their loved ones, and is the immediate past president.