Justin has enthusiastically accepted the call to become St. Philip’s next Director of Music. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame and is expected to begin in August 2017.
Lois joined St. Philip’s staff in 2015. She is in charge of the business operations of the parish, overseeing the facilities, financial/accounting operations, and is the staff liaison to the following committees: Finance, Stewardship, Buildings and Grounds, Human Resources, Investment, Endowment, and the Green Team. A native Arizonan, she is a graduate of the University of Arizona. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in church administration for 15 years. She is a former Treasurer of Interfaith Community Services and the Jimmy Jet Foundation. As a military spouse, Lois has lived in England, Spain, and Poland. In her free time, she is an avid home cook and food blogger, writing about her cultural and culinary adventures.
Jeffrey has been part of the St. Philip’s music program since 2001 and is responsible for providing organ music and choral accompaniments for our five choirs and handbell ensembles. Jeffrey grew up in Toronto, where he fell in love with the organ while singing in his church’s children’s choir. He graduated from the University of British Columbia and earned a doctorate from Northwestern University in Chicago. Jeffrey is an expert in the interpretation of Bach’s organ and choral music, as well as English and French romantic repertoire. His favorite thing about his work is watching the progression from learning new music to making it a polished piece. When not playing for St. Philip’s, he can often be found performing recitals on Arizona’s most acclaimed organs. He is also the principal organist for True Concord and has accompanied numerous choral groups, soloists, and instrumental ensembles.
K.D. became our director of communications in February 2017. She is responsible for print and electronic communications, and promotes St. Philips’ mission and ministries to the wider Tucson community. She is the person to see for bulletin announcements, to share your stories about St. Philip’s, or to promote ministry efforts. K.D. brings a joy for ministry, theological training, computer and organizational skills, and more. She has run her own small business, is active online, and has been doing a ministry internship at the university here in Tucson. Having graduated from Yale Divinity School she is in the ordination process and brings not only skills – but a love of God and God’s people that is a huge gift to us.
Sandralyn came to St. Philip’s in 2014. She works with children and families in programs for religious education and family worship and relationship building, such as Church School, the “Comfy Space” Service, and Parents’ Night In. Sandralyn grew up in a small rural community north of Houston. She has a degree in music from University of North Texas and Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southern Methodist University. From a very early age, she has felt called to ministry with young people and is passionate about helping children experience God. Sandralyn enjoys the outdoors, particularly camping, hiking, swimming, and gardening, and she is an aspiring writer of fictional apologetics.
Director of Youth Ministries
Stuart came to St. Philip’s in January of 2016. His focus at St. Philip’s is with the youth of the church in helping them on their walk with God. Originally from Tucson, Stuart took a long sabbatical from town for his educational pursuits. Stuart is a graduate of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, where he studied Sociology, Anthropology, and Religious Studies. He is expecting to receive his Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. When not at the church, Stuart is a voracious reader and runner, admittedly not at the same time.
Bonnie Sue has been at St. Philip’s since 2002. She oversees all things financial, from posting contributions, maintaining databases, and bank reconciliations, to accounts payable and payroll. Bonnie Sue grew up in neighboring Willcox, Arizona, and has worked in bookkeeping for 50 years. She says she did not necessarily pursue church work, but she sure does enjoy it. When not keeping St. Philip’s books in shape, Bonnie Sue enjoys playing music, sewing, and cooking.
Stella joined the St. Philip’s staff in February 2006. She is the Rector’s administrative assistant and works closely with the other clergy to coordinate memorials and baptisms. Stella also manages the columbarium and schedules facilities. She studied at Massachusetts College of Art and University of Arizona and has a background in administration and management. She says she truly enjoys working at St. Philip’s, on a lovely campus and with great people.
Ca joined the St. Philip’s staff in 1996 and became Head Sexton in August 2016. Ca generally works the morning shift and Sundays, He supervises and schedules the sexton staff. With his team, Ca insures that the church campus is clean, well maintained, and ready for our many events. Originally from Vietnam, Ca was an Army officer and helicopter pilot in the South Vietnamese Army.
Duc has been on staff at St. Philip’s since 2000; he works evenings and Sundays. Originally from Vietnam, Duc works 30 hours per week in addition to another job as a landscaper. He is the proud father of two daughters.
Myron joined the St. Philip’s staff in December 2016 and is the afternoon sexton. Myron grew up on a farm in the Kansas Flint Hills and studied and was on staff at Kansas State University. After college, he pursued a career in restaurant and hotel management. After several years in Colorado, Myron accepted a position in Tucson and has been here the past thirty years. With his varied business background, Myron enjoys working as a handy-man and doing home repair and remodeling.
Gabriel joined the staff in January 2017. He mainly works weekends. Gabriel is a freelance artist. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in studio arts. He has two fur kids, a cat and a dog.