Our Clergy

St Stephen’s Rector is The Rev. Nils Chittenden. He is married to Kelly Skaggs and they moved into the Rectory at the start of 2015 along with their three cats, following their relocation from North Carolina.

Father Nils

Fr. Nils was born and raised in England, and is half-Swedish. He moved to the US in 2010. Kelly grew up in Kansas City, Missouri. Fr. Nils was the Chaplain of the Episcopal Center at Duke University and Missioner for Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of North Carolina from 2010 until moving to Armonk. Kelly is a manager for IBM, which has its global HQ in Armonk.

Prior to moving to the US, Fr. Nils spent fifteen years as an ordained minister in the Church of England working, variously, in parishes, cathedrals, universities and non-profits. He studied theology at the universities of Durham and Cambridge, England and he has a Master's in Politics and Social Policy.

Fr. Nils and Kelly enjoy traveling, especially in the US and Europe. Kelly is currently working towards her qualification in Floral Design from the New York Botanical Garden. Fr. Nils is a committed (and reasonably able) woodworker. He also loves classic cars.

Our Staff

We are fortunate to have very dedicated staff - both paid and volunteer. Please contact staff members via our Parish Office (details at bottom of page).

Charity Lunder Administrator  

Charity Lunder
Administrator
 

Kelly Skaggs             Sunday School Teacher

Kelly Skaggs             Sunday School Teacher

Mari-Anne Baumann Finance  

Mari-Anne Baumann
Finance
 

Giovanni Tuta Groundskeeper  

Giovanni Tuta
Groundskeeper
 

James Turner Director of Music

James Turner
Director of Music

Martha Ramirez       Sexton

Martha Ramirez       Sexton

Our Vestry

The Vestry plays an important role in the leadership and management of St. Stephen’s Church.  If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to contact the vestry person who is most closely associated with your inquiry, via the Parish Office (details below). The Vestry's Chair is the Rector.

John Diaconis, Warden Portfolio: HR and Admistration

John Diaconis, Warden

Portfolio: HR and Admistration

Carol Mortell, Warden Portfolio: Special Projects

Carol Mortell, Warden

Portfolio: Special Projects

Claire Turner Portfolio: Fellowship and Inreach

Claire Turner

Portfolio: Fellowship and Inreach

Paul Lashmet Portfolio: Mission and Outreach

Paul Lashmet

Portfolio: Mission and Outreach

Nat Hoyt Portfolio: Buildings and Grounds

Nat Hoyt

Portfolio: Buildings and Grounds

Douglas Campbell Portfolio: Finance (Investments)

Douglas Campbell

Portfolio: Finance (Investments)

Dawn Carroll Portfolio: Education and Discipleship

Dawn Carroll

Portfolio: Education and Discipleship

Mari-Anne Baumann Portfolio: Finance (Administration)

Mari-Anne Baumann

Portfolio: Finance (Administration)