The Reverend Chad-Joseph Sundin, OSBCn serves as the Vicar-Chaplain of St. Augustine’s and Episcopal Campus Ministries at ASU. Fr. Chad is a Benedictine canon and the founder and Prior of the Community of St. Mary of the Annunciation, a religious community in the Diocese of Arizona. The contemplative nature of Benedictine spirituality, with its focus on prayer and hospitality, is infused into Chad’s ministries as Vicar and Chaplain. Chad is married with three boys at home, has lived in Tempe off and on for most of his life, and has been involved with Episcopal Campus Ministries at ASU and St. A’s since 2003. Prior Chad considers it a joy to walk alongside the many souls who call this parish community their own. Please do not hesitate to contact him at chadsundin[at]gmail[dot]com.
The Reverend Tanya Watt is delighted to join St. Augustine’s as assisting clergy. She recently moved back to Arizona after completing her master’s studies at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prior to going to seminary, she completed two masters degrees in public policy and public administration at Arizona State University and has taught classes and engaged in various research projects there. While she still enjoys a good policy evaluation, she has found that her heart is with parish ministry and pastoral care, and she looks forward to engaging in both with the people of St. Augustine’s. Mother Tanya is happily married to The Reverend Tim Watt+ and counts a happy dog named Daisy among her family. You are welcome to contact her at watt.tanya[at]gmail[dot]com
The Reverend Anne K. Ellsworth serves as affiliate clergy for St. Augustine’s and ECM at ASU, where she worships with her family and also regularly preaches and celebrates the Holy Eucharist. Pastor Anne is a former high-school and university campus minister, leads retreats, serves as a JustFaith facilitator, and is a grassroots organizer working on issues of racial and economic justice in our public schools. Anne completed her master’s degree in theology, with a concentration in social ethics, at the Jesuit School of Theology, and her certificate of Anglican studies at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. She previously served as curate at All Saints’ Episcopal Church and Day School in Phoenix, Arizona. Anne is delighted to be living, serving, working, and building community in her hometown of Tempe after a decade of living and working in Chicago, Washington, D.C., Berkeley, CA, and Phoenix, AZ. You can reach her at anne[at]ofgoodcourage[dot]org.
Julie Carson serves our parish as Minister of Formation, and since Formation at St. A’s encompasses the whole of life, Julie has a role in almost every ministry at our church! Julie’s background in campus ministry and her experience of raising four brilliant, soulful daughters equips her beautifully for the work of shaping Christian formation in our multigenerational university parish. Julie is married to Monty, who also serves just about everywhere in our community. Contact Julie at julie.carson25[at]gmail[dot]com.
Amy Bryan serves as our Parish Administrator. She’s in the office Tuesday through Friday keeping us in good working order, and it’s hard to find a friendlier face in any office anywhere! Amy is a Deacon Postulant currently in our diocesan Deacon Formation Academy, is married to Dave, and is mom to a bright and busy one-year-old. Contact Amy at saintaugtempe[at]gmail[dot]com.
Stefan Dollak serves as the parish Choirmaster and directs our Children’s Choir. A multi-instrumentalist and medieval and renaissance musical encyclopedia, Stefan curates ensembles and repertoires that, it’s safe to say, you won’t find anywhere else! Stefan directs the early music group Bartholomew Faire, is married to Heather, who sings for us almost every week, and is father of two.
Paula Tesoriero serves as the accompanist for our musical liturgies. A keyboardist, guitarist, and singer, who performs regularly around the Phoenix metro area, Paula brings classical training and modern sensibilities to bear on our music program.
Paul Heet serves as our parish Sexton. If you happen by the church in the wee hours, you will likely find Paul hard at work keeping our grounds and facility clean and well-maintained! Paul and his wife, Dee Dee, have been members at St. A’s since forever and have three kids and a rapidly increasing brood of grandkids!