Transition at St. Chrysostom’s

It is with both sadness and hopefulness that St. Chrysostom’s begins a period of Transition, as we celebrate our beloved clergy who have served, and also look ahead to our future as a parish. 

After serving for nine years as our rector, Rev. Wes Smedley completed his service with St. Chrysostom’s at the end of June, with his final service on Sunday, June 26th. Rev. Larry Green formally departed, after serving for 17 years as a deacon, with his last service on May 22nd. On June 25th, we celebrated Rev. Will Bouvel’s ordination to the priesthood. On July 10th, we welcomed The Rt. Rev. Whayne M. Hougland, Jr. as our interim rector. Please refer to this website for updates as we move forward.


Search Committee

On September 12th the Vestry approved St. Chrysostom’s Church’s Search Committee slate presented by the Committee Co-Chairs Geoff Euston & Judith Stockdale. The Vestry is grateful to all those who nominated fellow members of our parish, as we received over 40 names, showing that there has been great interest in participating in the search process for our next Rector and supporting the Search Committee. Together the Wardens and Search Committee Chairs engaged in a comprehensive process to ensure that the Search Committee would fully and positively represent our St. Chrysostom’s parish, community, and ministries.


Now that the Search Committee has been set, we want to let you all know that we each will be invited to provide valuable input as the Committee works to develop a parish profile. There will be opportunities to participate in small groups as well to complete the “CAT”–Congregational Assessment Tool–survey in the upcoming weeks. The church’s website will also be updated regularly with reports on the Committee’s timeline and progress. Bios and photographs of the Committee members will be provided soon.


Please join us in thanking the Search Committee members for accepting this call, and please keep them each in your prayers as they move forward with this important mission for St. Chrysostom’s Church. We also look forward to formally commissioning the Committee during an upcoming Sunday service and will share details soon.


– John Bankhurst, Senior Warden

– Ginny Van Alyea, Junior Warden


List of St. Chrysostom’s Church Search Committee Members


• Liz Cramton

• Mark Fisher

• Kim Hudson

• Patty Lane

• Kevin Matzke

• Brian Quinlan

• Angie Yorath, Vestry Liaison


• Geoff Euston, Search Committee Co-chair

• Judith Stockdale, Search Committee Co-chair

Meet the Search Committee

Stay tuned for the bios and photos of the search committee members.