CLERGY & STAFF
The Rev. John D. Adams is originally from northern Virginia. He moved to Omaha as a Resurrection House Intern, discerned a call to the priesthood, and the Diocese of Nebraska sponsored him at Virginia Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 2014. As the first Bishop's Society Curate, he served as an Assistant at St. Andrew's, Omaha before moving to the northern panhandle and serving as Rector of Grace, Chadron, and St. Mary's Holly, Rushville. He has regularly worked as a Counselor for Camp Canterbury and is currently a member of the Bishop & Trustees of the Diocese.
"I am very excited to have been called to St. Stephen's," he says, "and I look forward to getting to know you all. Although we are in a difficult time and it may be many months before we can meet for worship without restrictions, I firmly believe God is calling us together to share Jesus' love in a world that desperately needs it."
The Rev. Ibrahim Asmeik Anglow Kuku (Assisting Priest, pending licensure) was born in North Sudan (in Kadugli Nuba Mountains) in 1967. He is married to Manal and they have four sons and a daughter. Fr. Ibrahim was ordained in the Diocese of Kadugli, December 3, 2000, and also worked with the Diocese of Khartoum in 2008. He enjoys reading and soccer plus watching the news on TV.
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 https://kaeleighapost.wordpress.com/
Lynne@ststephengi.org - 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.
Youth Director Courtney Berg joined the staff at St. Stephen's in September of 2016 as part of a shared youth ministry project with Messiah Lutheran Church. Courtney plans and leads events for junior and senior high schoolers, including Youth Sundays, service projects, and activities just for fun.
Our Parish Nurse Susan Briseno, RN, works to help facilitate the healing of members and others who find themselves facing health issues. On occasion she offers blood pressure checks during Coffee Hour and visits with members who are admitted to the hospital. She is currently serving the third floor ICU at CHI St. Francis Hospital as she continues to work to become a nurse practitioner. Susan is married to Tom and has two sons, Xavier, who is an acolyte, and Ethan. You can reach her at email@example.com.