Our Staff & Vestry
Greg has been the Priest in Charge at Saint Peter’s since his ordination in October of 2018. He holds a Masters of Divinity from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. A native of Southern Indiana, Greg spent most of his life in Chicago working in Advertising and Marketing. He also called Mexico City, San Francisco, Miami and New York City home during those years. Just before ‘retiring’ and heading off to seminary, Greg was in Bentonville working in marketing and diversity and inclusion at Walmart. He’s glad to be home in Arkansas. Greg lives with his partner Mark and two dogs, Chester and Lucky.
The Rev. Peggy Cromwell serves as the Associate Priest and assists with Sunday Servers, pastoral care, Small Groups, and adult formation. She is a retired English teacher and enjoys traveling and playing golf.
After working in public education for forty years in positions of teacher, counselor, and administrator, Linda felt God’s call to the Diaconate. She attended Iona, the Arkansas Diocese seminary program offered through the Seminary of the Southwest. She has a Masters in Secondary School Counseling, and an Ed.D in School Administration.
At Saint Peter’s she facilitates the Brown Bag Book Club every Wednesday at noon, coordinates activities for Community of Hope, provides a grief support program entitled Walking the Mourner’s Path, and oversees the Eucharistic Visitors ministry. Linda and her wife, Leigh Cole, have a home in Roland (close to Pinnacle Mountain). Linda’s son and daughter-in-law and two adorable grandsons live in Denver.
John Churchwell is the Business Administrator for Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. John’s responsibilities include: all stewardship, building scheduling, building maintenance, columbarium plots. John’s office is shared with Stella, the church Bassett Hound. Stop by anytime to see them!
Jacob is responsible for all of the creative development and communications for Saint Peter’s. He is your go-to person for any messaging you want to go into the Wake Up! with Saint Peter’s emails, the video wall in the lobby, the website, and all social media. Jacob also oversees signage and press relations. A recent graduate of Hendrix College with a degree in Religious Studies, Jacob has been with Saint Peter’s since 2019.
Patty Oeste is the Music Director at Saint Peter’s. She directs the choir and handbells, plays the organ and piano during our services as well as bringing in guest artists to enrich our worship. The joy of music is alive and well at Saint Peter’s!
As Administrative Assistant, I serve as the first point of contact between the community and Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church. I welcome all visitors and inquiries to our church with a sunny and professional demeanor. Charged with projects from the Priest-in-Charge and the Business Administrator, I answer the phones, emails and in-person visits to the front desk, direct persons’ inquiries to the correct resources, welcome guests to our Food Pantry and community assistance outreach services, and provide copier, scanner, and fax assistance. I’m always ready to assist the staff with any task that might be needed!
As Saint Peter’s Youth Director, I’m responsible for for overseeing programming for youth in grades 5-12. This includes the Wednesday night EYC (Episcopal Youth Community) group, attending our youth’s outside events, and planning other events for the youth.
Heidi is the Children’s Coordinator at Saint Peter’s. She takes care of Sunday School lessons, Children’s Chapel, and all children’s activities in between. She’s currently a Communication Major at UCA and have been a member of the Episcopal Church for 11 years and have served in different roles. She’s thrilled to be a part of this staff and help guide your children along their spiritual journey!
Information about Tammy is coming soon.
As a Verger, I serve at the pleasure of the Priest-in-Charge, performing various assigned tasks which include overseeing and directing Acolytes and escorting liturgical processions. My primary responsibility is to work closely with other ministries, assisting the clergy with planning, implementing and executing Sunday liturgies and special services. A concierge of The Episcopal Church welcoming all who enter Saint Peter’s, I am always available to answer any questions regarding our worships service, Anglican tradition, ministries or facilities.
Chris Odom – Senior Warden – 2019
Brett Hardison – Junior Warden – 2020
Taylor Tennison – Secretary
John Shute – Treasurer
Marilyn Larson – 2019
Claire Losardo – 2019
Genie Davis – 2020
Carolyn Scott – 2020
Jeff Aulgur – 2021
Melissa Courtway – 2021
Kristina Ward – 2021