MEET OUR TEAM
The first priority in each of the lives of those who lead the Parish in the various aspects of parish life, is their personal committment to the worship of Almighty God. Nothing is more important than this fundamental aspect of a Christian's life. Plenty of time is given to the attention of the temporal needs of the parish, but only after due time is given to God in worship. All Vestry members, Parish development leaders, and all in positions of responsibility are dedicated to Christ!
MEET THE CLERGY
The Very Reverend
Fr. William Dickerson, OSB, Rector
Fr. John Everett, Associate
Fr. William+ studied Theology at Ohio Dominican University, and graduated from Northeastern University (NEU) in Boston with a BSc, summa cum laude. With MSc studies at NEU, Clinical Pastoral Education at Mount Carmel in Ohio. Fr. William+ has a well-rounded portfolio of experience and education.
Fr. William+ has been the Rector and Pastor of St. Stephen’s Parish for more than 6 years. He has served parishes in the ACC for 18 years and is also the Vicar General for the Diocese of New Orleans, Anglican Catholic Church.
Fr. John+ was recently ordained to the Priesthood and functions as the Associate Priest at St. Stephen’s.
Fr. John+ has an extensive academic background and has worked in the IT world for many years before answering the call to the Priesthood.
Fr. John+ has a keen understanding of the development of the Church and is an excellent Bible Study teacher and preacher.
Parish Leadership - The Vestry
Our pastoral staff and parish leadership team are fully committed to the growth of God's Kingdom, and providing a loving, spiritual environment for all to encounter God in Word, Sacrament, Prayer, and Service to others.
The Administration of our Parish is accomplished through our Vestry. With the Rector, our Vestry is comprised of a Senior Warden, whose duty it is to represent the concerns and needs of the Parish to the Rector as well as represent the decisions taken at vestry meetings to the Parish. In essence, the Sr. Warden is the first Executive Officer of the Parish, and is responsible to the Rector. The Junior Warden is charged with the responsibility to oversee the proper function and maintence of our facilities. The Parish Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all of the financial aspects of the Parish, and 3 additional vestrymen provide for the proper deliberation over providing for the temporal needs of the parish.