Clergy Staff

The Reverend Susan Sloan

After fifteen years in professional lay ministry as a Christian Educator, Susan attended seminary at the School of Theology of the University of the South. She was ordained in 1996 and served first as a Canon for Mission and Outreach at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, then associate rector at her home parish of St. Luke’s in Birmingham. In 2002 Susan became an interim rector for The Church of the Good Shepherd in Decatur, followed by a year as interim rector of St. Mark’s Church in Birmingham. In 2005 Susan became the rector of St. Stephen’s. She brought with her experience in diocesan, provincial and national work including curriculum development, program planning, conference leadership, and systems consultation.

The Reverend Deacon Lynn Bullard

Ordained to the diaconate in October 2004, Lynn is married to Tommy Bullard and has two sons, Ashley and Thomas. A graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in General Business Administration, Lynn’s ‘day job’ is in the banking industry. Her diaconal ministry is as a chaplain to the street homeless, with an affiliation to First Stop Homeless Day Center, the North Alabama Coalition for the Homeless, and the Alabama Alliance to End Homelessness.

Donna Roberts-Porter

Beginning music ministry as a teenager, Donna served as Chapel Organist at Lutheran Medical Center in Wheatridge, CO. She studied pipe organ with Robert N. Cavarra at Colorado State University and received a Master’s Degree in Music History from the University of Washington (Seattle). Donna has served as organist at Wedgwood Community Church in Seatlle and St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Roanoke, VA. She was on the music staff at St. Stephens from 1989 to 2000 before taking a hiatus from music ministry to travel and pursue other interests. Donna and her husband, David, have two adult sons.