Our rector, Fr. Steve Karcher was introduced to the Episcopal Church and the Anglican ethos, by his wife, a cradle Episcopalian. Fr. Steve was received into the Episcopal Church in 1989, coming out of a Roman Catholic background, which included attendance in the Dominguez Minor Seminary, near Carson, California in his high school years.

During his training and preparation for the priesthood, he worked and studied closely with people who held to very diverse Christian expressions, including not only Anglo-Catholics but also Mennonites and other Protestant groups. His love and respect for Anglicanism and its traditions, is revealed in the context of his diverse experiences and education. Fr. Steve welcomes every visitor and every question; he is always interested in good conversation and a cup of coffee.