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Vestry

The Vestry is the governing body of an Episcopal Church.
The Vestry is led by a Senior Warden (commonly known as”The Rector’s Warden”) and a
Junior Warden (commonly known as “The People’s Warden”).

Contact a Vestry member at vestry@saintbarnabas.org. Please include their name in the subject line.

Jeff Bell

Senior Warden

Melinda Gulick

Junior Warden

Linda Killmer

Treasurer

Don Bivens

Chancellor

Amy Benjamin

Tom Dietrich

Amy Bolazina

Steve Bartlett

Jane Parkinson

Hank Parker

Don Henninger

Jack Sedwick

Rachel Maloney

Allie Tossberg

Amy O’Hara

Tom Timmer

Clergy

The Rev. Jim Clark

Rector/Senior Pastor

Rector/Senior Pastor at Saint Barnabas. Follower of Jesus. Husband, father of four and grandpa of two. Grateful Episcopalian. Energized by resting in the boundless Presence within. Enjoy being with my beloved, family, friends, work, being in the great outdoors fly-fishing and, especially, steelhead fishing. Email Jim Clark at jclark@saintbarnabas.org or call 602-316-5220 .

The Rev. Erika von Haaren

Vicar

Priested and at Saint Barnabas since 2006. Certified Daring Way Facilitator. Jesus follower, gratitude practitioner, wife, mother to three little ones who keep me joyful and honest. Email Erika von Haaren at erika@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9753.

The Rev. Elizabeth J Roles

Associate

A priest since 2006, I value the joy and challenge of life in the Body of Christ. Happiness is reading Anthony Trollope novels, singing Southern harmony hymns, and exploring the outdoors with my son. Email Elizabeth Roles at elizabeth@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9737.

The Rev. Robert Berra

Associate

The Rev. Robert Berra is delighted to join Saint Barnabas! Both natives of Mobile, Alabama, Robert and his spouse Laura were married in 2008 and have a little boy, Colin. Together, they can often be found bicycling or walking their dog around Tempe’s University Park neighborhood. With a Masters in Religious Studies from Arizona State University, Robert went on to study at Yale Divinity School. He was ordained in 2013, and planted a campus ministry at ASU Polytechnic.  Robert also taught at ASU and began a ministry at ASU Downtown in partnership with Trinity Cathedral. Robert left organized religion in his teenage years. After a period of wavering between agnosticism and Deism, he returned to Christianity and was confirmed in the Episcopal Church in his mid-twenties. He considers the experience of his time outside of the church to be a gift from God; and that time informs Robert’s desire to bring people into a meaningful relationship with a loving God and into communion with a community mirroring the love of Jesus. Email Robert Berra at robert@saintbarnabas.org

or call 480-355-9751

The Venerable Sarah Getts

Parish Deacon & Archdeacon of Diocese of Arizona*

Born in the UK, joined Saint Barnabas in 2001 and ordained a deacon in 2012. Began adult life studying cartography, transitioned to nursing and now an Archdeacon, serving the deacons of the diocese. I love good food and all things related to art along with reading and movies. Email Sarah Getts at sarah@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-948-5560

The Rev. Susie Parker

Parish Deacon

Susie and husband, Hank have called Saint Barnabas home since 2003. Former small business owners, parents to four children, grandparents to six (and hoping for more), entertainers for 2 precious doggies. Love gardening, reading, sewing and learning more about Jesus. Go in love to serve the Lord! Email Susie Parker at susie@saintbarnabas.org

The Rev. Tara Bartholomew

Parish Deacon

As a Cradle Episcopalian, a hospital staff chaplain, mother, mother-in-law, and nana – I’ve been a member of St. Barnabas for 20+ years. I love experiencing family, nature, silent retreats, music, sacred texts, hiking, gardening, friendships, and contemplating everything, especially cosmology, our human condition, possibilities, and ever-present love. Email Tara Bartholomew at tara@saintbarnabas.org

The Rev. Pam Bell

Parish Deacon

Pam grew up in Phoenix first attending All Saint’s, then getting married at Christ Church of the Ascension. She is a University of Arizona graduate (3rd generation) and spent the next 21 years moving about the country with her husband Jeff Bell and three boys.  She returned home in 2001 and settled at Saint Barnabas. Over the course of time, she has been a Sunday School Teacher, Vacation Bible School Director, Stephen’s Minister, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Altar Guild Director, Grief Counselor, and is a certified Spiritual Director. She is also a proud Grammy of three, lover of running and yoga, and can be found most times in a kitchen having fun and fellowship with anyone who enters.

Staff

Amy DeCaussin

Communications Manager

Amy and her husband Cam, have been active members at Saint Barnabas for over a year, and comes to Saint Barnabas from Scottsdale Public Art, where she has led numerous projects including Canal Convergence, an annual event with interactive artworks by local and international artists, hands-on activities, live music and performances. Amy also maintains her own impressive portfolio of works in her studio. She loves strengthening the community and telling the story of the church through her creativity. Email Amy at amy@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9758.

Krys Estabrooks

Program and Facilities Administrator

Program and facilities administrator. Friends, family, cooking, entertaining, and good wines are high on my ‘likes’ list. St. B is more than just our church! Email Krys Estabrooks at krystina@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9756.

Kate Fimbres

Minister for Youth & Parish Life

Minister of Youth Ministry, wife, and mother of four, chef, scrabble player. Loves Jesus, passionate about ministry to the homeless. Email Kate Fimbres at kate@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9731.

Robert Heyde

Summer Choral Director*

Robert is the choral director at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy as well as an active performer around the Phoenix valley.  He has been a part of Saint Barnabas for the past 8 years since moving to the Valley in 2011.  He holds a Master’s of Music degree from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Baylor University.  Robert has performed various operatic and concert roles through Saint Barnabas, the Phoenix Chorale, North Valley Chorale, Solis Camerata and Arizona State University.  He serves as a regional choral chair for the Arizona Music Educators Association and resides in Cave Creek with his wife, Stephanie, and their three young sons, Andrew, Beckham, and Hudson. Email Robert at rheyde@ymail.com.

Ann Hott

Director of Operations*

Member for over 20 years, on staff since 2007. Colorado native, Contemplative Ministries Team, facilitator for TAEHS, Spiritual Director, married to Tom, 2 grown daughters. Email Ann Hott at ann@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9733.

Sorrelle Kobi

Controller

Over two decades of finance leadership in the non-profit community. My passions are my husband Chris, riding my Harley, aerobatic flying in a Cessna 152 Aerobat, serving the community, gardening, and the beautiful southwest. Email Sorrelle Kobi at sorrelle@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9759.

Paul Lee

Director of Music Ministries

Director of Music Ministries, organist/conductor/composer. Past life: studio musician, opera coach, ship music director. Hobbies: cooking, traveling, music reviews. “I didn’t choose music, music chose me!” Email Paul Lee at plee@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9735.

Faith Long

Parish Secretary

Editor, Windborne Video Productions. Marketing and sales videos for Arabian horse industry, and Living Legacy videos, which documents peoples’ life stories. Enjoy music, cooking, reading and spending time with friends and family. Email Faith Long at faith@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9754.

Sarah Petersen

Director of Children’s Ministries

An Arizona native, Sarah has traveled the globe studying, singing and teaching. She is now back home in Scottsdale raising her two children, Ruthanne and William Alden, and enjoying an active life involved in children and music ministries at Saint Barnabas. Email Sarah Petersen at sarahp@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9730.

Katie Vinger

Assistant to the Rector

Joined the staff as operations assistant in 2011. Avid reader, West Michigan native, married to Tim. Email Katie Vinger at katie@saintbarnabas.org or call 480-355-9750.

* Part-time or non-stipendiary

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