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:

The Very Rev. Jerry D. Kistler, Rector

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

Email: jdkrector@yahoo.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jerry.kistler.96

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.

Dcn. Alan currently works for Ross Reels here in Montrose, and he and his wife have several dogs.

Phone: (970) 249-4868

Email: dcnalan@ststephensmontrose.com


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


Website: www.recdma.org

Our Vestry:

Mary Mebane (Treasurer), Ginny Spaven (Sr. Warden), Sue Gattis Jr. Warden),

Carol Peterson (Secretary), Celia Clark (Member-at-large), and Mike Williams (Member-at-large)

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