In the spirit of St. Michael, we seek to vanquish the modern day dragons of poverty, disease and intolerance.

Contact information for the priests, deacons, and staff of St. Michael’s

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Lisa Hlass

The Great Commandment to love God and neighbor lies at the core of our Judeo-Christian tradition and of my call to the priesthood. It is as relevant as ever in our world of suffering and brokenness, and it begins within each of us and within our communities of faith and action. I love working with […]

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Ed Wills, Jr.

My take on what life and the world and God are all about is what I wrote on the home page: I / We exist to share in God’s work of reconciliation. As the apostle writes, “In Christ, God was reconciling the world to God, not counting their trespasses against them and entrusting the message […]

The Rev. Sam Loudenslager

Sam Loudenslager

As a deacon, my ministry is to bring the needs of the world to St. Michael’s and to exhort and encourage the church to be Christ’s presence to meet those needs. Specifically, my ministry is expressed by my work to abolish the death penalty in Arkansas; to understand what it means to model Christ’s example […]

The Rev. Kay Morgan

Kay Morgan

Finding the Episcopal Church is the most wonderful thing to happen to me in my life. Being accepted as I am and still being loved in a community of Christians is beyond words, and having that love in a place like St. Michael’s is so special; I am grateful to God for providing such a […]

Bean Murray

Bean Murray

One of our post communion prayers says “send us out into the world to do the work You have given us to do.” As a deacon, I am called to the work of taking the good news of Jesus to the world and bringing the world to the church , all the while trying to […]

Paul Brown

Paul Brown

St. Michael’s represents an oasis in a crazy hectic world where truly all are not only welcomed, but supported through all aspects growing and living in God’s creation. It is an inclusive community where everyone supports, participates, and contributes not only to the congregation, but to the larger community in which we live. Through community […]

Marna Franson

Marna Franson

I am in my fourth year on staff here at St. Michael’s, doing what I was invited to do when I came on board. I was invited to be ears and eyes for the concerns of families with young children, to hear and see needs and inclinations, and, perhaps, to discern ways to propel the […]

Elizabeth Plowman

Elizabeth Plowman

Helping a congregation express itself musically is what guides my life as a music director. David in the Psalms tells us that God wants us to sing our praises, and I try to help that happen. Nowhere in the Psalms does it say that we have to have a concert-quality voice to do this, just […]