Jeanne is the Rector of St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. She joined St Paul’s in September, 2015. Previously, she served as Associate Rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Winnetka, IL. She was ordained to the Priesthood in December, 2007.

Prior to being ordained, Jeanne was a management consultant for the financial services industry. She holds an MDiv from Seabury Theological Seminary, an MBA from Cornell University and a BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Jeanne tries to live by these words by Frederick Buechner:

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”

Latest Posts from Jeanne

  • An Update from the Rector
    Dear Friends, New guidance on in-person gatherings is coming out daily. Here is where we stand. We are now streaming a worship service on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. The link to the service will be in This Week @ St. Paul’s (see below) and will be available on our […]
  • Worship Update
    After 14 longs months, I am so happy to be able to share good news about in-person worship and programming. St. Paul’s parishioners are mostly vaccinated, which is key to us being able to gather in-person once again. However, we are still watching the case numbers in Cuyahoga County, number two in the state for cases per 100,000.
  • Easter Sermon by The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach
    The Gospel of Mark ends abruptly. Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome “…fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.” These are the last words of the Gospel…fear and silence?
  • Conversation on Regathering
    Our Rector hosted a conversation with members of our COVID-19 Regathering Taskforce – Dr. Bob Fox and Sam Hartwell. Together they discuss what the taskforce does, what they are seeing, and what in-person worship could possibly look like in the future.
  • Sunday Sermon by The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach
    It’s a gift for the taking…the means for enduring the heartache which is a certainty of the human condition…the inspiration for building a better world, one that is just and compassionate, enlightening, and true