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About Us

St. Stephen's Has...

Warmth and friendliness,

Dignified and inspiring worship,

Reverence towards God.

St. Stephen's Is...

​A community of caring Christians rooted in the godly traditions of the past,

Focused on the challenges of the present,

Hopeful for the future,

Continuing in the Faith once delivered to the saints.

Our Clergy:

In Memory Of The Very Rev. Jerry D. Kistler, Rector

March 21, 1965 - January 10, 2023

Fr. Jerry graduated with a M.A. in Religion with a Biblical emphasis  from Westminster Seminary in Escondido, CA in 1993, and received his MDiv from Cranmer Theological House in 1998. He was ordained priest in January of 1998 and served St. Michael's REC in Broken Arrow, OK and All Saints REC in Vacaville, CA before accepting the call to St. Stephen's in October, 2006.

In 2016 Fr. Jerry was appointed Dean of the Deanery of the West of the Diocese of Mid-America by Bishop Royal Grote.

Fr. Jerry is married to Danielle Kistler, and they have three children.

Phone: (970) 249-4868


The Rev. Deacon Alan Gillidette

Dcn. Alan worked for many years in the aerospace industry, and lived in several places in the United States. He and his wife, Patti, settled in Montrose in 1993. After serving as Sr. Warden for many years, Dcn. Alan was ordained to the Diaconate in 2009.

Phone: (970) 249-4868



The Most Rev. Ray R. Sutton, PhD

Bishop Sutton became the Ordinary of the Diocese of Mid-America and Presiding Bishop of the Reformed Episcopal Church in November of 2016. He is currently resident at Church of the Holy Communion Pro-cathedral in Dallas, TX, where he served as Rector for many years.  He also serves as Dean of Ecumenical Affairs for the Anglican Church in North America.

He is married to Susan Sutton, and they have seven children.


Phone: (972) 248-6505


Our Vestry:

Left to fright: Elizabeth Mebane (Jr. Warden), Philip Prier (Treasurer), Diane Prier (Member-at-large),

Carol Jackson (Member-at large), Erin Berge (Sr. Warden), and DeeAnn Harrington (Secretary)

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