Our Clergy & Staff

Our Staff are a wonderful, gifted group of faithful Christians dedicated to involving and ministering to the church community. Please feel free to contact any of us!

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Rev. Kyle Stillings

Rector

The Rev. Kyle Stillings has joined St. Elisabeth's as of October 15, 2015.  We are excited to have Father Kyle and his family with us. 

What is your favorite candy and why?
My favorite candy is a bar of Theo's chocolate.  i am a fan of chocolate in general, but Theo's holds a special place in my heart because they are based in my home town of Seattle.  Every time I get a bar, it brings back memories that make me smile.

If you had one free hour and no other responsibilities, what would you do?
I would spend it at an aquarium or zoo with my wife and daughter.  Watching Sophia run and laugh as she watches all the animals is one of my favorite things in all the world.

Tell us three things about you.
1)    I brew my own beer and bake my own bread at home.
2)    I have a black belt in jiu-jitsu.
3)    I have gone hiking and backpacking on three different continents.

What is your favorite thing about St. Elisabeth's?
I love the willingness of the congregation to respond to human need in a gentle and generous manner.  Whether that is fundraising for an outreach ministry in the community, praying with and for those who are ill, or bringing a meal to a family that is under a lot of stress.  Somebody at St. E's is always willing to step up to respond in love.

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Cathy Dunn

Parish Administrator

What do you do at work?
I am responsible for the publication of the service bulletins for all church services, the monthly newsletter and general office duties. I also maintain and order/purchase the church and office supplies (we must not let the toilet paper or paper towels run out!); assist the treasurer by preparing checks to pay bills, doing payroll; and assist the rector as needed.

What is your favorite candy and why?
Chocolate Turtles because I love the combination of chocolate, caramel and pecans. They run a close second to Caramello, but caramello's don't have pecans.

If you had one free hour and no other responsibilities, what would you do?
I'd “transport” myself to a Caribbean island beach and sit under an umbrella reading a good mystery novel, sipping on my favorite beverage of choice.

Tell us three things about you.
1)    I am married with two children.
2)    I have a degree in social work and retired from State service.
3)    I enjoy traveling.

What is your favorite thing about St. Elisabeth's?
I love the friendliness of the people and their willingness to help others, both within the parish and in our community.

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Jim Walsmith

Director of Music and Organist

What do you do at work? I plan music to support the liturgical life of the parish and to expand folks' awareness of the depth and breadth of Anglican tradition. I enjoy the mix of traditional and contemporary, ancient and new, gospel, high-church, and world music that is expected at St. Elisabeth's. Besides that, I try to keep choir members engaged, the rector amazed, and the people wanting more!

What is your favorite candy and why? Please don't make me choose. When I can find them, I eat sour Starburst by the handful. When that's over, I'm all about the darkest chocolate I can find. Why? I'm a fat man at heart.

If you had one free hour and no other responsibilities, what would you do? I have no idea. Talk about shock and awe. I'd probably sit in stunned silence.

Tell us three things about you.

  1. I am a runner. Right now I'm doing about 25 - 30 miles a week, four to six miles at a time. If I had time, I'd enjoy doing more.

  2. I hope you won't believe this one: I am off-the-charts introverted. So, if I disappear for a few minutes, please don't take it personally.

  3. My day job is teaching middle school. I teach the best, most amazing students in Memphis, and I enjoy being with them. Usually.

What is your favorite thing about St. Elisabeth's? St. E's is a diverse congregation where you'll find loving, accepting, gentle and kind people who try to live out the promise of Galatians 3:26: You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ . . . You are all one in Christ Jesus. . . . Besides that, it's a fun crowd.

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Athena Martin

Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries

What do you do at work?  I oversee the children, youth, and family ministries.  I organize volunteers for events involving the children, youth and family programs, and coordinate the curriculum for Sunday School and our Children's Chapel. 

What is your favorite candy and why?
Kit Kats...because who doesn't love chocolate?

If you had one free hour and no other responsibilities, what would you do?
That's very rare with two kids, but in those rare instances, I would want to watch a Netflix documentary.

Tell us three things about you.
1)    I love to learn.
2)    I suck at math (seriously).
3)    I am passionate about everything that I do.

What is your favorite thing about St. Elisabeth's?
I love EVERYTHING about St. Elisabeth's.  My children love attending church and other activities at the church.  They get excited when we pull up to the building, which they call the "ABC church" (when they were younger, they remember the alphabet on the walls in the nursery, so came up with the nick-name).

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