The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes
The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes was consecrated as the fourth bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego in March, 2005. Bishop Mathes is the chief pastor of the diocese. He is the apostolic leader in mission, evangelism and spiritual formation. He represents the diocese to the wider church and the wider church to the diocese. For more information about Bishop Mathes or the Diocese of San Diego, visit the diocesan website.
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The Rev. Doran Stambaugh, SSC
The Rev. Doran Stambaugh began his curacy at St. Michael’s in July 2005, and his tenure as St. Michael’s Priest-in-Charge in June 2010. He was inducted as rector on The Feast of the Holy Cross, 2013. Fr. Doran is a 1996 graduate of Wheaton College. He graduated cum laude with a Master of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2005. He was ordained to the priesthood on The Feast of the Transfiguration, 2005 at St. Michael’s-by-the-Sea. Fr. Doran and his wife Therese have three children.
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The Rev. Ivor Kraft
The Rev. Ivor Kraft was ordained on the Feast of St. Barnabas the Apostle, 1972, and served parishes in Pittsburgh and San Diego. He holds degrees in music, theology and psychology as well as a certificate in spiritual direction from the Roman Catholic (RC) Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Fr. Kraft served from 1995 until 2005 as an adjunct faculty member for Talbot School of Theology at BIOLA University and since 1993, has taught homiletics for the Office for the Permanent Diaconate of the RC Diocese of San Diego. Fr. Kraft and his wife Dorothy have two children, Sarah and Matthew, and two grandsons, Frederick and Harry.
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A native of Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C., Mr. Lane first became acquainted with sacred music as a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal parish in Washington. There, on a thirty-one rank Moller, he began organ lessons with the resident organist/choirmaster and later became a member of the Washington National Cathedral Choral Societies under the direction of Paul Callaway and Richard Dirksen.
Mr. Lane came to Southern California after completing a master’s degree in organ performance at the University of Colorado in Boulder. While at the University, he had the rare opportunity for study with noted choral composer and lecturer, Jean Berger, and with members of the Hungarian String Quartet. Instruction in concert organ and sacred music was completed with Don Vollstedt and Everett J. Hilty with master classes from artists in residence, Lady Suzi Jeans (England) and Arthur Poister (Syracuse University, New York).
Mr. Lane has served several churches in the San Diego county including St. Andrew the Apostle in Encinitas and Trinity Episcopal in Escondido.
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Therese’s earliest and fondest recollections of her life in the church include being toted to Vacation Bible School in a VW Bus, and singing along to her mom’s folk guitar. A 1997 graduate of Wheaton College, Therese earned a BA in Education and Third World Development.
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Becky Gleason grew up at St. Michael’s where she was baptized and confirmed. She began volunteering with the children and youth ministries while she was in college at Point Loma Nazarene University. She graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Child Development, after which she worked as a lead teacher for a local preschool. She began serving as the Youth Minister at St. Michael’s in summer 2012. The following summer, Becky moved to Tela, Honduras as a Young Adult Service Corps missionary, where she served the Episcopal Church as a high school English teacher and college counselor. After returning to San Diego in summer 2014, Becky began serving as the children’s minister at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea, and resumed her work with the youth.
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Linda joined the parish staff in 2011, becoming the full-time Parish Administrator in the fall of 2012. In this role, Linda is responsible for overseeing repairs and maintenance to the St. Michael’s facilities, scheduling room use, accounts payable, among many other tasks!
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Megan Stanton joined St. Michael’s in October of 2013. She is a technically trained artist with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine. Her professional background is in graphic/web design and marketing. She and her husband Bryan decided to make Vista, CA their permanent home in 2012. They spend a great deal of time serving in various ministries with a focus on prayer, healing and deliverance. They have seen God work awesome miracles in peoples’ lives! They are also adventurers, exploring the natural beauty of San Diego by motorcycle.
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Ginny was raised in Carlsbad, and has attended St. Michael’s from the age of four. Her mother, Dorothy Krepps, brought her to church services here. Ginny was confirmed and married at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea, and remembers when what is now our chapel was our only church. It was located between Lincoln Street and Carlsbad Blvd., and had a small graveyard with it. A graduate of San Diego State, Ginny taught for 38 years at Pine School and Magnolia School collectively. Ginny has one son with three beautiful and brilliant grandchildren, Justin, Whitney, and Riley.
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