Rev. John Hiers, Rector


"Join with me on an exciting adventure as we are transformed by the love of Jesus and experience the gift of abundant life here and now!"  


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Rev. Dan Lemley, Assistant Priest


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Rev. Leo Crawford,

Pastoral Assistant

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. --- Philippians 4:13
This Scripture has been my prayer since childhood. Anytime I had a challenge in life, I prayed this verse repeatedly --- and you know what? I did it! " 


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Rev. Linda Barley, Deacon

"The Lord is my strength, my walk and my salvation!"

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Associated Clergy


Rev. Carol Schwenke, Sunday Assistant

Rev. Dr. Bill Shiflet, Clergy Assistant

Rev. Hugh Bell, Clergy Assistant

Rev. Canon Norman Howard, Clergy Assistant

Rev. Rand Frew, Clergy Assistant




Larry Clem


Sexton & Rector's Verger



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Dr. Matthew Estes


Music Director


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Alyce Goldsmith


Parish Life/Calendar/Small Groups/Formation



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Susan Katte


Assistant Youth Youth Minister/Outreach



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Marcia Nauman


Financial Secretary/Membership/Outreach



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Pam Rilling


Day School Director & Assistant Youth Minister



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Molly duPont Schaffer


Social Media Minister



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Maggie Talbot


Secretary & Visitor/Member Liaison 



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Mary Margaret Florie, Senior Warden 

Alex Williams, Junior Warden         

Molly Jennings, Treasurer

Sally Fisher

Allison Davidson

Kathy Biddle

David W. Howell

Margaret Metz

Carey Rowan

Jim Watrous

Chuck Philips

Adam Ross

Marti Toohill, Secretary

Annual Meeting Notes

January 17, 2018






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