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Ron has been with St. Luke’s since 2014. Before joining the staff at Saint Luke’s, he was the Finance Manager at a church in Greenwich, CT for 12 years. Ron attended Hamilton College and Fairfield University for his undergraduate studies, earning a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University. He also plays guitar and sings in a band and loves all racket sports. Ron lives with his wife (Cathy) and two daughters (Hayley and Leia) in Cos Cob, CT.
Will Roslak is an organist and music educator based in New York City. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Westminster Choir College, and received his master’s degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music at CUNY Queens College. Will is currently the director of choral studies at Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School, NYC’s only school with classical music as its core curriculum. He and his students regularly collaborate with artists from the Metropolitan Opera, and most recently collaborated with composers Lisa Bielawa and Caroline Shaw. Prior to coming to St. Luke’s, Will was the organ scholar at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia, and was director of music at Westhampton Presbyterian Church (Westhampton Beach/Quogue, NY). A native of Long Island’s North Fork, Will is an avid boater and fisherman.
The Rev. Susan Wyper joined the Saint Luke’s clergy staff as Associate Rector in September 2016, after nine years at St. Matthew’s in Bedford, NY. While serving “across the border,” Susan and her family continued to consider Saint Luke’s their parish home and she was happy to return to the church that raised her family and supported her call to ministry.
Susan holds degrees from Yale University, Middlebury College, and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. She and her husband George have lived in Darien since 1987 and have been actively involved in the church and wider community. They have three grown sons, James, Robby, and Silas and a young dog, Ailsa.
Naomi started at Saint Luke’s in 2018. She is one of five kids; her mom is a first grade teacher and her dad was a priest so she was destined to do a combination of the two: youth ministry!
Naomi graduated from Kansas State University with a BA in Sociology. She then served as an Episcopal missionary through the Young Adult Service Corps in Paris, France for two years. While there, she worked at the American Cathedral in Paris as their Youth Director along with assisting in Godly Play, a Montessori school, and office work. For the year before moving to Connecticut, she worked as a bartender, server, and substitute teacher.
Nancy Coughlin joined Person-to-Person in June of 2019, bringing expertise and experience in food insecurity, anti-poverty, and women’s and children’s issues. Prior to joining P2P, Nancy served for seven years as the Executive Director at Neighbor to Neighbor, a Greenwich-based organization dedicated to providing food and clothing to low-income families and children. Ms. Coughlin received a BA in psychology from the University of New Hampshire, and a J.D. from the Suffolk University Law School. In 2012, Coughlin was selected as one of 10 inaugural Executive Leadership Group (ELG) members by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation. She has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Greenwich United Way Community Planning Council, Junior League of Greenwich Community Advisory Board, and Needs Clearing House Advisory Board. Nancy is a 20-year Darien resident who has been active in several local organizations including the YWCA Darien/Norwalk, Royle School PTO, and the Methodist Family Center Preschool.
Maggie Domont knows Saint Luke’s. She grew up here as a child and returned as an adult. After earning a degree at Princeton University in Art History, Maggie moved to New York and worked in the art auction world of Sotheby’s and Christie’s for ten years. After marriage and three children, Maggie temporarily left her work, but when she saw the opportunity to join the Saint Luke’s team in 2017 as the Director of Stewardship and Communications, she felt a tug. Here was a way to work with people, serve a great organization and make a difference.
Erika has taught Godly Play since 2015 and became the Director of Children’s Ministries in 2017. She has taught Pre-K at the Parish School since 2010. Erika received her B.A. in Communication from the University of California at San Diego and completed CDA coursework through Connecticut’s community college system. She worked in the “Corporate World” until her second child was born. Erika and her family have lived in Darien since 2004; in 2005 she first became involved with Saint Luke’s when her daughters attended the Parish School (2005 – 2009).
Elizabeth Hearle graduated from The College of William and Mary with B.A. degrees in Psychology and Elementary Education and from Old Dominion University with an M.A. in Early Childhood Development. She also holds a degree in Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood from Charter Oak University.
She was previously a preschool and kindergarten teacher and has served on the boards of Saint Luke’s Parish School, Tokeneke PTO, Royle PTO, OPUS, Person-to-Person and the Darien Foundation for Technology and Community. She became the Executive Director of The Darien Nature Center in June 2013 and came to Saint Luke’s Parish School as the Director in 2016. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Elizabeth has lived in Darien since 2004 and been a member of Saint Luke’s Parish since 2000.
She has three children, all of whom attended SLPS and the Darien Public School System. Her sons will be a junior and senior at Darien High School this year, and her daughter will be starting her sophomore year at Miami University. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family.
H. David Pulliam is Director of Music and Organist at St. Luke’s Parish, Darien, CT, and serves as one of four Gold Award Examiners in the United States for the Royal School of Church Music. David is nationally recognized as an organist and trainer of young voices, and is frequently invited as a clinician and guest conductor of intergenerational choir programs across the country. As an organist, he has performed at the national conventions of the Organ Historical Society, the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, the Music Teachers National Association, the Mid-Winter Conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians, has been broadcast on American Public Media’s Pipe Dreams, recorded on the Raven label with the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, and performed in such venues as St. Mark’s, Venice, Italy, and Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Canada, to St. James in the City in Los Angeles and the National Basilica in Washington, DC.
A graduate of the UNC School of the Arts (MMus, BMus), he is on the staff of the RSCM’s Training Course at Newport, RI, and has been on the faculty at the Carolina Course in Raleigh, NC. As the former Diocesan Director of Music for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and while Organist/Choirmaster at Christ Church Cathedral, Springfield, David founded and directed The Bishop’s Choir School—the first RSCM Chorister program fully supported and funded by an Episcopal Diocese in the United States. David serves on the Editorial Board of the Association of Anglican Musicians, is a former Sub-Dean of the Springfield, MA, Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and currently sits on the Board of the Choir School of Hartford.
Dave was born in Norwalk and has a BA in Business Administration from New England College. He has been married to Cindy Bender Scam, Saint Luke’s Director of Administration, for 36 years. He raised his family in Monroe, Connecticut and has two daughters (one in Monroe and one in Pennsylvania) and two grandchildren. After numerous positions with banks and mortgage companies, Dave bought out a small restaurant, sold out, and got into the trades for a short term. Dave started at Saint Luke’s in December 1992. In his free time, Dave likes to hunt, fish, and spend time on the water.
Cindy came to Saint Luke’s in the early 70’s as a teenager when her father became the Director of Music and Parish Priest. After college she entered banking and was a branch manager for over 10 years. When Cindy and her husband Dave (who is our Buildings and Grounds Supervisor) had their daughter Meghan in 1990, it brought Cindy back to Saint Luke’s on a part time basis. Her passion for this Parish community is what drives her ministry and has kept her here for almost 30 years.
The Reverend Derek Stefanovsky joined Saint Luke’s as Assistant Rector in July 2019, and was ordained as a priest in September 2019. He came to us after earning a Master of Divinity from Yale University. While working towards his degree, Derek served as interim chaplain at St. Thomas’s Day School, a K-6 Episcopal school in New Haven, CT, prior to that position he served as seminarian intern at the parish of St. Thomas’s, also in New Haven. As an undergraduate at Alma College (MI) he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He is married to Dr. Katherine Vaillancourt, a resident in the Family Medicine program at Stamford Hospital, and together they live on Saint Luke’s campus with their cats, Mia and Tia.
As Assistant Rector, Derek’s responsibilities include leadership for the parish school (where he serves as clergy liaison, sits on the Management Board, and serves as chaplain), as well as supporting our Children’s Ministries director and program, and Youth Ministry director and program. Additionally, Derek enjoys providing pastoral care, liturgical leadership, preaching, and teaching to all members of our community.
Ryan Fleenor became the XIII Rector of Saint Luke’s Parish in July 2020.
Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Ryan comes to Saint Luke’s after ten years as a priest at St. James’ Church, Madison Avenue, in New York City. He studied history at the University of Virginia, taught English literature at a Roman Catholic high school in New Orleans, and prepared for the priesthood at Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School at Yale.
Ryan is married to Daniel Noble, former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and now a lawyer for the House Intelligence Committee in Washington. Ryan and Dan met in graduate school and were married in 2012. They both love history, travel, music, and staying active.
As Rector (senior pastor and chief of staff), Ryan gets to be involved in nearly every aspect of life at Saint Luke’s, from preaching, teaching, pastoral care and leadership development, to budgets, administration and financial stewardship. He is particularly passionate about worship, music, and Christian formation for all ages, as well as helping people discover, nurture, and use their spiritual gifts to love and serve others. As Rector, his focus is on creating a culture in which people of all ages can grow in faith and be equipped as disciples who will know, love, and follow Jesus.
(Rev. Dr.) Donald Thompson is a retired university professor/administrator who taught theology, ethics and religious studies in higher education in Canada. He holds graduate degrees from Harvard and Mc Gill universities. Throughout his career in higher education he has always maintained active involvement in parish ministry, particularly in education and social responsibility.
He and his wife Susan live in Norwalk, where both have been involved in Norwalk Community College. Don has been teaching ethics courses exploring human good, sustainability, awareness and choices in their Lifetime Learners program. He is active in the St. Luke’s seniors thinking group. He assists in the worship life at St. Luke’s when called upon.
Dawn Stegelmann has been an Associate Rector at Saint Luke’s since 2015. Serving in a part-time capacity, Dawn leads small groups throughout the year and supports a variety of outreach initiatives and ministries. She loves pastoral care work in all life stages and participating in the worship cycle of the church year. Dawn also is an adjunct professor at General Theological Seminary in New York City where she teaches creative spiritual practices and supervision courses through the Center for Christian Spirituality. Ordained in 2008, Dawn was the Associate Rector of Trinity, Southport for seven years.
Dawn first moved to Darien and joined Saint Luke’s as a parishioner in 1990 with her young and growing family. She was active in many ministries and served on the Vestry and as a Junior Warden before being called to the priesthood. She received her Master of Divinity from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale and a Master in Sacred Theology from General Theological Seminary. Dawn is interested in the crossroads of spirituality, neuroscience and psychology. She has three boys who still consider Saint Luke’s their spiritual home.
The Rev. Daniel Lennox is the Associate Rector for Spiritual Formation. Danny and his wife, Abigail (who sings in the choir), their two children, Grete and Des arrived at Saint Luke’s in June, 2015. Danny oversees the spiritual formation of the parish, including working with children, youth and adults in their faith journey. In addition, Danny assists the rector with pastoral care, worship, preaching, and tasks related to parish-building. He holds degrees from McGill, Yale and Boston University, and he has served Episcopal churches in Alexandria, Bedford and Hoboken.
David Anderson began his ministry at Saint Luke’s, coming here fresh out of seminary in 1989 as Associate Rector. In 1992 he left to lead a church in Pennsylvania and returned to Saint Luke’s eleven years later, in 2003, to become Rector. David’s ministry includes leading the clergy, staff and Vestry in pursuing our vision—Grow personally in faith; Build an accepting community; and Work alongside our neighbors to serve the world. He loves preaching, teaching and writing, helping people to connect with their inner, spiritual lives in a busy, distracting world. He is the author of “Breakfast Epiphanies” (Beacon Press, 2002), writes a regular column for “The Good News,” the newspaper for the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, and is working on a book on faith after midlife. David is married to Pam, a cookbook author and food blogger who offers a lot of hospitality to the Saint Luke’s family. They have two daughters: Maggy, who lives with her husband Andy in Manhattan; and Sharon, who is a student at Yale Divinity School. And two cats.