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Fr. Mike Olsen and his wife, Sandy

 Fr. Mike Olsen and his wife, Sandy


Father Mike Olsen


214 Camino de Santiago

Taos, NM  87571



Erick Brunner



Gwenneth Glenn



The members of the St. James vestry are active volunteer leaders, elected to overlapping three-year terms at the annual parish meeting each January.

The primary responsibilities of an Episcopal Church vestry are to oversee parish finances and buildings and to give leadership in parish programs, ministry, and worship. The vestry of St. James meets monthly, and consists of the rector, a Rector’s Warden, a People’s Warden, and seven members. Also present at vestry meetings are the treasurer, who reports on current financial conditions, and the clerk of vestry, who takes the minutes. Parishioners are welcome to attend vestry meetings.

Current vestry members, and their ministry liaisons, are:

Elizabeth Halley (2015-18) - Rector's Warden

Jim Ludden (2016-19) - People's Warden

Harvey Yocum (2016-19) - Communications

Stacy Quinn (2014-17) - Education, Vestry Chaplain

Diane Padoven (2015-18) - Treasurer

Ray Corral (2014-17) - Membership



St. James is experiencing a growth in programs, especially in areas of outreach into the community. Most of our programs are coordinated by an active set of committees, with talented and committed volunteers. We welcome new committee members.

For more information about any of our committees, or to volunteer, contact the committee chairs or vestry liaisons to the committees, shown below. Or click here for a PDF form that you can fill in and mail, deliver, or fax to us.

The Education Committee coordinates programs of study and educational fun for adults, children, and youth. Contact: Stacy Quinn

The Outreach program has many self-starting operations. Among them are the Food Pantry, the Giving Tree, Rector's Discretionary Fund for Emergency Assistance, and the Taos Youth Music School. Each program has its own coordinator. Contact: Elizabeth Halley, Marilyn Farrow, Anna Mae Patterson

The Pastoral Care Committee meets each month to coordinate serving the needs of parishioners who are sick or confined at home or in hospital. Contact:Anna Mae Patterson

The Newcomers Committee helps new members and visitors feel at home, ensuring that they have information and access to the offerings of the parish. Contact: Bambi Sturbois


The Stewardship Committee handles the annual pledge campaign, fundraising, and grant applications. It also has responsibility for ecological stewardship, leading the parish toward good stewardship of our property and the community and planet we inhabit. Contact: Lou Sturbois, Diane Padoven

The Building and Grounds Committee has responsibility for improvements to the physical plant—for construction and remodeling, furnishings, interior design and acquisitions, memorials, and architectural planning. Contact: Jim  Ludden

The Facilities Management Committee entails the leasing and upkeep of our rectory and casita spaces, actual uses of the church nave and parish hall, coordination of events, maintenance and sexton activities, and exterior landscape maintenance. Contact: Church Office at 575-758 2790.