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.
The Reverend Sandy Chilese serves as a part time associate priest at St. Augustine’s on a temporary basis. With a background in volunteer development as a hospital administrator, Pastor Sandy’s ministry is focused on pastoral care, welcome, and newcomers. Sandy and her husband, Fred, have one adult son and their first grandbaby is on the way!
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.
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.
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 to two daughters.
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!