Clergy & Staff
Get to know the staff of St. Mike's along with our Vicar & Chaplain.
Tim is a PhD candidate the department of Religious Studies at UCSB, specializing in philosophy of religion. He also reads avidly in the areas of psychoanalysis, political theology, black studies, and non-philosophy. He joined the St. Mike's staff in late summer of 2022.
Director of Isla Vista Compost Collective
Marty grew up in the Midwest (St. Louis & Indianapolis) and graduated from Indiana University in Psychology with a Math minor. After graduating, she felt free to seek warmer climates and moved to Florida, then St. Lucia and St. Thomas. While in the islands, she enjoyed sailing, SCUBA diving and working various jobs. She moved to Santa Barbara to attend Brooks Institute and after the first year, realized it was time for serious work. She worked at the Coral Casino for 2 years which is where she started learning bookkeeping. After taking classes at night, she then went to work for a manufacturing firm. She worked over 20 years there, as bookkeeper, office manager and finally general manager. When the company was sold and relocated, she decided to pursue bookkeeping. She is happy to be part of the staff at St. Michael's. She enjoys swimming, biking and hiking in her free time. She lives in Goleta with her 2 cats and feels California is definitely home now.
You may contact Marty at [email protected]. She generally keeps office hours on Tuesday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and by appointment.
Bishop’s Advisory Committee (BAC)
The Bishop's Advisory Committee (BAC) is a beloved group of parishioners who have been elected to help lead our congregation. Most Episcopal churches have a body known as a vestry. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation, to support the church's mission by word and deed, to help select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances. As a mission church, our Bishop's Advisory Committee (BAC) is comparable to a vestry. It is led by our vicar, and its members are nominated and elected each year at our annual meeting. The bishop's warden is the most senior member of the BAC besides the vicar and supports the vicar in their decision-making. The people's warden helps to support the congregation and is junior only to the bishop's warden and vicar on the BAC.
The following are current members of the BAC at St. Mike's:
- Scott Claassen, Vicar and Chaplain
- Kathie Moore, Bishop's Warden
- Lillian Palermo, People's Warden
- Nathan Sigler, Treasurer
- Casey Jones, Secretary
- Ali Bjerke
- Roberto Strongman
- Nicole De Silva
- Wesley Jacks
Standing Committee on Campus Ministry (SCCM)
the Standing Committee for Campus Ministry (SCCM) is made up of representatives from local congregations in our deanery who are interested in supporting the work we do a St. Mike's.
The following are current members of the SCCM
David Boyd, All Saints
Frances and Randy Hahn, Trinity
Sarah Thomas, Trinity and The Way Collective
Ricardo and Lucy Gonzalez
Humberto Garcia and Associates