Rev. Dr. Ritva H. Williams
I was called to serve as pastor of St. Stephen's in October 2011. This is my second call, my first as a solo pastor. As pastor, I see myself as the congregation's worship leader, teacher of theology, and provider of spiritual care. The best part of my call is baptizing babies, and anyone else who wants to be baptized for that matter.
The "Dr." in my title refers to my Ph.D. in New Testament and Christian Origins (University of Ottawa, Canada). I taught at Augustana College (Rock Island, IL) for 12 years, and have written some books, articles, and essays. You can check out my website and CV here.
If you want to get in touch with me, email me.
Sherry Mercil, Office Administrator
Sherry coordinates all operations of the church office, and provide administrative support for the pastor, program staff, and congregational leaders. Her primary responsibilities include producing our weekly print and digital worship materials, maintaining our master calander, online database, member directories, mailing lists and prayer lists, and collaborating with our new Communications Coordinator in the production of congregational resources as needed. To contact Sherry, click here.
David Haas, Music Director
David directs our adult choir, coordinates the worship ensemble, and leads our children's music.
Leslie Hyland, Accompanist
Leslie is our lead musician, playing the piano at all worship services and for our choir.