Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Caroline Hall

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…

Barry Turner

The Rev. Carlton (Barry) Turner was a teen-age rocket maker and young physicist before turning to philosophy and theological studies. He continues to have a particular interest in astronomy and in the intersection of science and theology, and is drawn to contemplative practice. He was the pastor of parishes in Oroville and in San Luis Obispo before his retirement in 2014. His wife, Ruth, is an artist and works with horses as therapy animals. The Turners have two adult children.

Sharon Dalrymple

The Rev. Deacon Sharon Dalrymple was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Golf was an important part of her youth, so she attended Arizona State University to play golf and earn a BA in English. Returning to San Antonio, she briefly taught school and then joined the family business, Gladwin Paint Company, an automotive paint distributor, for 35 years; she was CFO and CEO and is still on the board. She met her partner, Shelley, while volunteering at a…

John Cribb

John Cribb recently returned to St. Ben’s, after serving as our very first musician in 1987/8. He has also served at St. Stephen’s Episcopal, SLO United Methodist Church, Orcutt Presbyterian, Zion Lutheran and First Presbyterian. He has been accompanist for the choirs at SLO High School and Assistant Director of the SLO Vocal Arts Ensemble; and active in community theater as pianist and Music Director for numerous companies. He studied organ with Paul Knox in Dallas and James Bratton at…