Leadership

The clergy and staff of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church look forward to meeting you.

CLERGY

grossman_s-loresTodd Bryant / Rector / 925-837-4993, ext. 114 / rector@sainttimothysdanville.org

Pastor Todd and his family come to us from Houston Texas where he has been the Rector of Ascension Episcopal Church since 2011. Born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma, Todd earned his Bachelors in Zoology (Biology) from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. He met Kimberly at Palmer Episcopal Church in Houston where she was a lay youth minister. She has her Masters in Counseling from the University of Texas, Austin. As Todd says “If you think this could be a problem on football Saturday’s you would be right!” They have been married for 17 years. The Bryant’s will occupy the Rectory on Ackerman in Danville.

Pastor Todd and his family arrived in early August so the children could start school year on time.  Pastor Todd’s started with us on August 14th and his first Sunday at St. Timothy’s was August 20th at Welcome Home Sunday.

 

rev-susan-loresSusan Geissler-O’Neil / Associate Rector and Chaplain / 925-837-4993, ext. 113 / SGeisslerOneil@SaintTimothysDanville.org

Susan Geissler-O’Neil joined Saint Timothy’s as Interim Associate Rector December 2016.

Pastor Susan is passionate about parish ministry and about recognizing the holy in the every day experiences of our lives. Pastoral care continues to be a love that includes our young children, teens, adults and seniors. She brings her experience in worship, children’s liturgy, preaching, Christian formation, and workshop leadership to Saint Timothy’s. She is currently enrolled in the certification program for Spiritual Direction at Mercy Center, Burlingame.

Ordained a priest in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Susan served in several parishes in Massachusetts before moving with her husband and three children to California and serving at St. Clare’s in Pleasanton. Susan attended Smith College as an undergraduate and earned her Master’s of Divinity from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, in New Haven Connecticut in1982. She continued her study in the area of spirituality at Andover Newton Seminary.

Childhood summers in southern Maine nurtured Susan’s love for the environment and her deep gratitude for the gifts we have been given. Her love of science and nature lead her to walks on beaches, beside streams, through woods, parks and neighborhoods, always with a reverence and a sense a wonder at all the God has created.

 

STAFF

Darita_Mara_Seth-BW-Mini-PhotoDarita Seth / Associate for Music Ministry / 925-837-4993, ext. 115DMSeth@SaintTimothysDanville.org

Darita comes to St. Tim’s from Chanticleer, where he sang soprano and is just arriving home after tour. A native of Ohio, Darita’s plans include pursuing a teaching credential; he wants to teach high school music!

Darita has extensive experience in performing and conducting contemporary and classical music, and is an avid and active writer of church music. His church background includes Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches, as well as contemporary music.

Darita loves to cook, especially his Cambodian-American cuisine.

 

Katie Potts Sholty / Parish Administrator / 925-837-4993, ext. 110 / Parish@SaintTimothysDanville.org

Katie joins us on Nov. 12, 2017 with her administrative skill and her warm hospitality.

Office hours:
M-Th: 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
F: 10:00 a,m, to 2:00 p.m.

 

 

lizLiz Haughey / Bookkeeper / 925-837-4993, ext. 116 / Bookkeeper@sainttimothysdanville.org

Liz is the bookkeeper for St. Timothy’s Church and also works at St. Stephen’s Church in Orinda. She graduated from Loyola Marymount University. She was born and raised in Saratoga, CA. Liz has two sons, both at De La Salle.

 

Other Staff Members and Parish Leaders

Neal Matsunaga Treasurer

925-837-4993, ext. 117

treasurer@SaintTimothysDanville.org

Bev Matsunaga, Facilities Manager

925-837-4993, ext. 111

Facilities@SaintTmothysDanville.org

Cynthia Chavez, Noah’s Ark Preschool Director

925-362-8565

NoahsArk@SaintTimothysDanville.org

Rand Mahoney, Webmaster

925-899-3840

Webmaster@SaintTimothysDanville.org

Phone extensions: 

Parish Administrator 110, Work Room 111, Volunteer Desk 112, Asst Rector 113, Rector 114, Music Ministry 115, Bookkeeper 116, Treasurer 117