Our Staff & Vestry

Our Clergy

The Rev. Greg Warren

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Greg has been 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

Associate Priest
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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.

Our Staff

John Churchwell

Business Administrator
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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 Turner

Communications Director
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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

Music Director

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!

Kathryn Schmeltz

Accounts Payable/Bookkeeper

Kathryn is our Finance Manager and handles all things finance related.  

Kelly Jeffus

Youth Director

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 Mackey

Children’s Coordinator

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!

Tammy Heffington


Information about Tammy is coming soon.

Our Vestry

Jeff Aulgur – Senior Warden – 2021

Brett Hardison – Junior Warden – 2020

Taylor Tennison – Secretary

John Shute – Treasurer

Genie Davis – 2020

Carolyn Scott – 2020

Melissa Courtway – 2021

Kristina Ward – 2021

Kristina Burford – 2022

Melissa Felty – 2022

Steve Hurd – 2022

Vestry Notes