The Rev. Suzi Holding, Interim Rector
The Rev. Canon Suzann (Suzi ) Holding began serving as our Interim Rector in January 2019. She spent seventeen years in sales and marketing, before she left the business world to attend Seabury Western Theological Seminary where she received her M.Div. in 1999. After her ordination to holy orders, Suzi served as associate rector at Trinity, Wheaton and rector at Church of Our Saviour, Elmhurst before moving to San Diego to work on the bishop’s staff as Canon to the Ordinary. Missing the Midwest (but not the weather!) she returned to Illinois in November 2013 and shortly thereafter began a new position as Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program and Lifelong Theological Education with Bexley Seabury Theological Seminary. After four years Suzi left academia to return to full-time congregational ministry, particularly transition ministry, and she most recently served as sabbatical priest-in-charge at St. Mark’s in Evanston.
Suzi has been involved in various diocesan and other ministries and currently serves on the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Chicago and on the Disciplinary Board for Bishops for The Episcopal Church. She also does some congregational consulting. In addition to her M.Div. Suzi has a B.A. in Political Science from DePauw University and a Masters in International Management from what is now known as the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.
After living in Glen Ellyn, Illinois for 30 years, Suzi recently became a resident of Oak Park, the beginning of a new chapter in her life. Remarried in 2017, she loves welcoming her two adult children home for visits and enjoys the companionship of her two black “Heinz 57” dogs, Lucy and Stella. In spite of not having a green thumb like her mother, Suzi enjoys gardening as well as reading detective novels, going to the theater and the symphony, traveling to places new and revisiting old favorites and hanging out at a beach…any beach…whenever she can. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Andrew Suitter, Associate Rector
The Reverend Andrew Suitter came to St. Augustine's, Wilmette in July, 2017, after being ordained a priest at Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis. Prior to moving to Chicago, Andrew served for several years as ministry associate at St. Augustine's, Nashville, TN, where he focused on congregational development, pastoral care, liturgy, podcasts, and the launching of a new service, the Recovery Eucharist. In other experience, Andrew has also served as a chaplain at Magdalene House, a residential recovery program for women who are rebuilding their lives after years of addiction and abuse; as well as he has served as the youth minister at Holy Spirit Korean Episcopal Church, Nashville, where he worked with immigrant and first generation young people. Prior to attending Divinity School, Andrew worked for two agencies focused on mentoring and residential services for at-risk, homeless and runaway youth. Andrew has a BA in Religion & Philosophy and Sociology from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, and an M.Div from Vanderbilt University's Divinity School (Go 'Dores!) in Nashville, TN. Andrew is originally from Maine, and likes to visit his family as often as he is able. Andrew lives in Chicago, and in his free time, likes to visit the beach, read, explore the area, and entertain friends. Email contact: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Martin Kehe, Associate for Music
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 directs the choir and serves as St. A's organist and pianist. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Kimball, Parish Administrator
Theresa joined the staff as St. A’s parish administrator in August 2017. She grew up near Albany, NY and graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY. Her husband’s career kept them moving over the years from Kansas to Kentucky to Ohio to Missouri, back to Ohio, on to Boston and then back to Theresa’s hometown for a short stay. She and her husband, Bill, moved to Evanston in 2016 and Theresa says it’s their last stop. They now live close to their daughters (their son lives in DC) – and their four grandchildren 😊 – so life is good! In 1998 Theresa answered an ad for a p/t parish secretary at an Episcopal church in Cincinnati and there she found her calling….and eventually her new church home. After working there for 13 years, she then worked for 3 years as the office manager of an Episcopal church in Boston. She loves working in the Episcopal church and is thrilled to be at St. A’s. When Theresa is not spending time with her grandchildren, she enjoys scrapbooking, reading, visiting family and friends, and playing local tourist. Email contact: email@example.com.
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. Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.