Contact Us / Clergy & StaffWritten by Wayne Whitney 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:
Associate Rector: The Rev. Wayne V. Whitney, Ph.D. is an enthusiastic teacher and preacher of the Bible. Dr. Wayne received his doctorate in New Testament Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville; the M.Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City; and the B.A. from Kansas State University. A confirmed Episcopalian since 1993, Dr. Wayne served as a Southern Baptist pastor in the late ’80s. Dr. Wayne has been on staff at Nativity since 2010, and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in January 2014.
Mobile Phone: 303.809.1458
Sermon Blog: Evangelizomai!
Deacon: The Rev. Deacon Martha Durham relocated to Nativity from the Midwest. She is passionate about the ministry of presence in all parts of her daily life. She loves to hear people’s stories. As a Deacon she strives to care for the poor and sick, the lonely and forgotten. Martha was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Chicago in 2008. She has a rich and varied background in Christian Education for all ages including EFM Mentoring and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Centering Prayer and reflection, Pastoral Care including CPE and hospice experience, work with children and adults with special needs and feeding the hungry. She loves to help others live out their baptismal covenant.
Music Director: Ilona Kubiaczyk-Adler received her Doctor of Musical Artes degree in organ performance from Arizona State University. She is an accomplished, enthusiastic and lively musician. She studied organ and church music 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.
Office phone: 480.307.9216
Mobile phone: 480.993.7377
Our Parish Administrator: Mina Rafferty has been with Nativity since 2006 providing beautiful communications and terrific organization for the parish.
Office phone: 480.307.9216
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: Suzanne Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Warden: Warren Sambach, email@example.com
Treasurer: Art Graf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Smith, email@example.com
Darrell Spencer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Colleen Whichello, email@example.com
Bill Deihl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Graf, email@example.com
Jen Goins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Rank, email@example.com
Amy Miltenberger, firstname.lastname@example.org
Norma Hyatt, email@example.com