Our Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:




The Rev. Ian Delinger - Priest

Our new Rector, Rev. Ian Delinger began his ministry with us on May 1, 2016.  Prior to coming here, Rev. Ian served as the University of Chester’s Chaplain to the Warrington Campus and to the Faculty of Health & Social Care.  He was born in California, and was raised in both rural western Nebraska and on the central coast of California. Fr. Ian is very interested in showing the Church and active faith in a positive light in the public arena, including in the media. 



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The Rev. Tom Tarwater - Deacon, Retired

Tom has served St. Stephen's and the San Luis Obispo community for many decades.  As well as serving as our deacon, he has been active in prison ministries and has played trombone with the San Luis Obispo County Band for over 50 years.








Ann PaAnnPatrytry - Administrative Assistant

Ann is a long time member of St. Stephen's, an alto in our choir and serves very competently as our part-time Administrative Assistant.





Berkeley JohnsonBerkeley Johnson - Canterbury Chaplain

Berkeley serves as Chaplain to the Canterbury Club, an Episcopal, LBGBTQ-inclusive and theologically progressive college and young-adult ministry. It's committed to building a loving, supportive and anti-racist community grounded in the Good News of God in Jesus Christ.




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