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The Rev. Susanna DesMarais has joined St. Stephen’s in Grand Island as an interim rector.  She retired from full time ministry in April, 2020, and has worked part time at a Lutheran church in Lincoln, as well as chaplaincy work for Bryan Hospital (ended Feb. 2022) and HoriSun Hospice (currently).  Previously she served as a rector at parishes in Lincoln (Holy Trinity), Endicott, NY (St. Paul’s) and as an associate in Omaha (All Saints). She has three graduate degrees: Masters in Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific, a Masters in Library Science from San Jose State University and a Masters in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach .She is happily married (2018) to Dow Cessna, Lincoln, and has two grown sons, Nick (wife Jenny) in San Diego and David (wife Kelsey) near Seattle.


Kaeleigh Post was born in Garden City, Kansas and grew up in Grand Island, Nebraska with her parents, R.J and Susan, two younger sisters, Lauren and Hannah, and family cats, Hedy Lamarr and Hermione Granger. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She also has a Masters of Theological Studies in Church History and a Masters of Sacred Theology in Systematic Theology, both from Trinity Lutheran Seminary. In her free time, she

enjoys reading, knitting, watching cheesy sci-fi movies, sewing,  playing the ukulele, and customizing her computer.

Her sermons are available at 


Lynne Nuss is St. Stephen's Parish Administrator. - Please contact Lynne about any of the day-to-day functions of the office.  Contact her with any additions to the weekly bulletin or the monthly Guide, changes in your contact information, and with questions about giving, special offerings, or church finances. You can reach Lynne at 308.382.4961.

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