Contact Us / Clergy & StaffWritten by email@example.com on Apr 07, 2013
To Contact Us:
Mail: Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 22405 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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For Clergy and Staff, see below:
Rector: The Rev. Susan B. Snook is an Episcopal priest who loves Arizona, preaching, children, and the mission challenge of starting a new church. She graduated with a Master’s in Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and received her B.A. and M.B.A. from Rice University in Houston. Susan also serves on The Episcopal Church’s Executive Council, and as a leader of the Acts 8 Moment. She has previously served as Associate Rector of St. Anthony on the Desert, Scottsdale, and Curate at St. Peter’s, Litchfield Park. In church service prior to ordination, she served as Director of Christian Education for children, youth and adults and as Director of Lay Ministries. She also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant for 10 years. She is married with two children.
Pastor Susan is on sabbatical from June 9 to September 7, 2014. For inquiries during that time, please contact one of the other staff listed below.
Telephone: 480.307.9216 or for pastoral emergencies: 602.980.4970
Blog: A Good and Joyful Thing
Pastoral Associate: The Rev. Wayne Whitney graduated with the Ph.D degree in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the B.A. from Kansas State University. He has served as a Baptist pastor and has been an Episcopalian since 1992. Dr. Wayne has been on staff at Nativity since 2011, and was ordained priest in January 2014.
Sermon Blog: Singular Distinction
Music Director: Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler received her Ph.D. in organ performance from Arizona State University. She is an accomplished, enthusiastic and lively musician. She studied organ in Poland and the Netherlands before coming to the United States. She leads our adults’ and children’s choirs and plays a beautiful range of music for us each week. You can read more about Dr. Ilona and watch a video of her playing the Fritts organ at Arizona State University on our music page.
Ilona’s Website: www.kubiaczyk.com
Director of Children’s, Youth, and Family Ministries: Shelley Byrnes has a long history of involvement in Christian Education ministries. She has a passion for helping children to understand the most basic truth that God loves them, and that Jesus shows us who God is. She works with our teachers and leaders in coordinating our children’s programs through 5th grade, and also provides support for parents raising Christian children.
Telephone: 480.307.9216 (office) or 480.993.7377 (cell)
Our Treasurer: Kara Erickson is a banker and an experienced business professional. Contact her regarding contributions, expenditures, reimbursements, etc.
Nativity is governed by a 12-member vestry which acts as its board of directors. The rector serves as the chair of the vestry. Other vestry members are:
Senior Warden: David Bolger, David@DJBolger.com
Junior Warden: Mark Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Kara Erickson, email@example.com
Tricia Beaird, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Cohen, email@example.com
Jennie Dobbins, firstname.lastname@example.org
George Hartz, email@example.com
Kris Haugen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jane Heist, Ljh0cpa@hotmail.com
Endicott (Cotty) Peabody, email@example.com
Lani Sambach, firstname.lastname@example.org