Pastors and Staff

Pastor Cheryl Ann Griffin

pastorcg@saintstephenlutheran.net

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. [Romans 8:38-39]

“God comes to us, holds us, and won’t let go—ever. This is true when we can’t see it, understand it, accept it or want it. God desires relationship with us so much that he came in the person of Jesus Christ. Guided by the Holy Spirit, I seek to explore with our community what this means for our lives and for our relationships with one another.”

Pastor Cheryl Ann Griffin thinks God has a sense of humor for leading her into ministry, but she can’t imagine doing anything else!

Pastor Cheryl Ann Griffin Biography

Pastor Jon Nelson

pastorjn@saintstephenlutheran.net

As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. [John 15:9-13]

“Faith is technically a noun, but we ought to think of it as a verb. Loving God means loving our neighbors. And loving our neighbors means serving them as we are able. We have been freed from sin, death, and the devil for the sake of our neighbors. We have been freed from and freed for! Responding to the call of the Holy Spirit means taking action for the sake of the people around us, no matter who they are!”

Sandy Peterkin

Parish and Preschool Administrator

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Karen Ives

Director of Music

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Diana Tiller-Dichtel

Parish Nurse

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Susan Berry-Ruane

Preschool Lead Teacher

preschool@saintstephenlutheran.net