Rev. Jane Soyster Gould

Lynn, Massachusetts
United States

Focus Areas

Finance / Fundraising / Administration
Social Justice
Religion / Faith / Spirituality
Youth Development
Youth Development


As Rector of St. Stephen’s, Lynn, MA, Jane Gould, 51, leads a vibrant urban congregation that offers weekly worship in English and Kiswahili, responds to community needs, and gathers people across lines of color, class, culture, and generation. She provides leadership to Lynn through such boards as the community health center, the feeding program and the IAF organization. She serves her diocese through several committees, including Congregational Development and Council. Nationally, she has been a General Convention deputy since 2000 and been on the boards of the Urban Caucus and Episcopal Society for Ministry in Higher Education. She has been a Leadership Fellow of the WK Kellogg Foundation and has received a Lilly Foundation Clergy Renewal Grant. She and her husband, writer and teacher John Gould, have two adult sons.