The Rev. Kristin Uffelman White, Rector
The Reverend Kristin Uffelman White became rector of St. Augustine's in September, 2012. Previously, Kristin served as associate rector of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois. For nearly a decade prior to ordination, Kristin taught high school English and facilitated student leadership. She holds degrees from Cottey College, Western Oregon University, Willamette University, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. Kristin and her husband John have a college-going daughter named Grace, and a black lab named Lucy who thinks she's human. Kristin spends her free time running, cooking, and reading good books. She currently serves as a member of the Standing Committee for the Diocese of Chicago. Previously, Kristin co-created and co-led Organized Redemption, a Christian community organizing training series; she served as Dean of the Evanston Deanery and as a member of the diocesan Commission on Ministry. You will find Kristin's sermon blog at https://organizedredemption.wordpress.com/. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Sue Nebel, Deacon
Sue began serving as deacon at St. Augustine’s in January 2015. Ordained in 1998, Sue soon embarked on a special ministry as a “vagabond deacon,” serving in parishes that did not have a deacon for two or three years to give people the experience of having a deacon serving in their midst. She also teaches about what it means to serve as a deacon through presentations and conversation with people who are interested. Sue accompanies Bishop Jeffrey Lee on his visits to parishes in the diocese, serving in the liturgy and sharing about the diaconate. Because of this, Sue is sometimes away from St. Augustine’s on Sunday. She began her career as an academic, teaching at Loyola University for 19 years. She then worked in the fields of career development, social ministry, and not-for-profit fundraising. For the last ten years of her professional life, Sue worked as a hospice chaplain. She has a B.A. from Albion College, an M.A. from the University of Colorado, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, and an M.Div. from Seabury Western. She lives in Wilmette with her husband, Henry. Email contact: email@example.com.
Andrea Mysen, Priest Associate
Andrea currently serves on the bishop's staff as acting director of ministries, where her work focuses on congregational development and transition ministry. She and her family began worshipping at St. Augustine's in early 2015, and Andrea joined us as priest associate in September 2015. Although her work often takes her to other churches on Sundays, Andrea serves as preacher and presider as often as she is able. Before becoming a priest, Andrea was a banker and then a psychotherapist working with at-risk youth in Denver. Most recently, Andrea served as rector at Trinity Church in Highland Park. Andrea has a B.B.A. from Texas Christian University (Go Frogs!), an M.A. from Denver Seminary, and an M.Div. from Seabury-Western. She lives in Evanston with her wife (René), their two children (Sadie and Asher), and two naughty cats (Maggie and Quinn.) Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin Kehe, Accompanist
Martin Kehe is originally from Denver, Colorado, and was raised in the Lutheran Church. He had his first organist position at the age of 12. Martin studied organ with teachers including Everett Jay Hilty at the University of Colorado and Robert Finster at St. John's Cathedral in Denver. He studied at Arizona State University with David N. Johnson and received his bachelor's degree with a minor in music and major in business. While pursuing a full-time career in business and education, Martin served Episcopal parishes as organist or organist and choirmaster in the Dioceses of Arizona, Los Angeles, Long Island, Maryland, Easton, and Washington. He holds the Service Playing and Colleague certificates from the American Guild of Organists. Martin's full-time employment is with the GED Testing Service, where he leads the assessment services group. He holds an MBA, a MS in Higher Education, and is ABD in doctoral studies in Adult and Postsecondary Education. Martin is married and lives in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood of Chicago with his husband, Anthony. They enjoy their blended family of five adult children (including a daughter in Baltimore, a son in San Francisco, and three sons living at home). Martin is blessed to be able to share in the ministries here at St. Augustine's! Martin's email address is: email@example.com
Debbie Buesing, Director of Christian Formation
Debbie Buesing has been Director of Christian Formation since January 2009 and is responsible for ministries to St. A’s children, youth and their families. Her interest in Christian formation for all ages began 16 years ago, while she was still working as a corporate leadership trainer and was asked to become a volunteer youth group leader at St. Augustine’s. A cradle Episcopalian who has spent most of her life in the Chicago area, Debbie has a B.A. from Lawrence University, is a Mentor in the Education for Ministry program, has taken courses at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and is a certified leader for Godly Play and Keeping God’s People Safe. She has served on the Diocesan Council, has conducted many workshops on youth ministry throughout the Diocese of Chicago, and is a member of Forma, the network of Episcopal Christian educators and formation professionals. Debbie's email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Athina Sato, Bookkeeper
Athina Sato joined the staff as St. A's bookkeeper in April 2017. Athina was born in Evanston and was raised in an international household. Her mother was born in Germany and her father was born in Turkey. She currently still lives in Evanston with her husband and two children. She graduated from Kendall College with a BA in business and has worked with a tax accounting firm in Evanston for the last 15 years. Athina enjoys cooking, reading, biking and being with her family and friends. She is available to help with questions you may have about contributions to St. Augustine's and church finances. Contact Athina by email at: email@example.com.
Pisa Sybounheuang, Sexton
Pisa has served as sexton of St. Augustine's Church for more than 20 years. He takes care of building needs, setup and cleanup, and general operations. Pisa moved to the United States from Thailand after living briefly in Laos. He lives in Palatine with his wife and two children. In addition to St. Augustine's, Pisa also works at The Mather, an assisted living residence in Evanston. Please contact Pisa by calling the parish office: 847.251.6922.