Rector
The Reverend Ernesto Medina
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Ernesto has been a priest in the Episcopal Church for over 20 years.  A native of California, he and his wife Susan have found their true home in Nebraska.   They have two children. Eric is a film editor and Elizabeth is completing her studies at Iowa State.

At the core of his ministry is the desire for all to know and experience the abundance of God’s love.  The role of the church, he believes, is to be the community that is constantly holding up a mirror.  This mirror shows each and every person how God has been working in their life.  The truth is that you are forgiven, you are loved, and you are welcomed at the table that has been set for you by God.  The church is also a safe place for every person.  It is a place where you may ask ANY question of faith. 

Ernesto is considered the token “Whale Trainer” for the Episcopal Church.  He worked (when he was much younger) with Marine Mammals at Sea World in San Diego.  He is the co-editor of “Awake My Soul” which models methodologies for Intergenerational worship.  Ernesto is a leader in the greater church in the areas of liturgy and formation.  He is the proponent of the concept that Elders are the Stewards of Wisdom – Children and Youth are the Stewards of Prophetic Voice - The two are called to dance together and the Holy Spirit will be known.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email him.  Come and explore your faith!

Deacon
The Reverend Deacon Nancy Huston
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Nancy was ordained a Deacon in 1985. Her educational background includes Carson-Newman College, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Education for Ministry. She is a retired teacher and presently serves on the Omaha Public Schools School Board and chairs the Anti-racism Commission for the Diocese. Nancy came to the Episcopal Church from the Baptist Church where much of her freedom in thinking and interpreting scripture was formed. She served on the Board that helped to establish St. Martha’s and coordinated the telephone campaign that recruited new members, mostly people without a church home. As a result of people coming to her seeking spiritual direction shortly after her ordination, she enrolled in the program at the Center for Christian Spirituality at General Theological Seminary. Her concern for the needy, the poor, the hungry and the displaced describes her ministry.

Deacon
The Reverend Deacon Ralph W. Agar Jr.
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Wes grew up in Boy Scouting and the Methodist Church in Newton, Iowa. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 25+ years. Wes has a BS in Management of Human Resources. He is married to Beth and has four great adult children and four super grandchildren. Wes has been an Episcopalian since 1982 and has served as Acolyte Master, Lay Reader, Eucharistic Minister, Vestry member, and Junior Warden before being ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons.

During Advent, Wes is visiting other churches as St. Nicholas.  He also does a great Santa Claus!

Wes is a member of the Order of St. Luke the Physician and does healing prayer during communion at our Sunday morning services.

He is serving as the Chair for the Diocesan Committee on Scouting and Co-Chair of the Diocese Disaster Preparedness Office.


Parish Administrator
Mrs. Angela Lasher
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Angela is a life long Episcopalian who first came to St. Martha’s in March of 2003. At St. Martha’s, she has been a Sunday School teacher, Vacation Bible School volunteer, and helped to coordinate several Christmas programs and Lenten events.  Since September of 2004, she has been the Office Manager. Angela and her

husband Dale have one daughter, Alyssa.

Keyboardist
Mrs. Cindy Vann
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Cindy works with Marianne Hall to plan and perform the worship music ministry.

Cantor
Mrs. Marianne Hall
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Marianne works with Cindy Vann to plan and coordinate our worship music ministry.

Property Manager
Mr. Stan Pierce
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My name is Stan Pierce, and I am the Property Manager for St. Martha's Episcopal Church.  A lifelong Episcopalian, I have been at St. Martha's for 7 years, during which time I served on the Vestry, plus 2 years as Senior Warden.  I have been in my present position for approximately 3 years.  By way of background, I graduated from Texas A&M, prior to entering the United States Air Force for a 21 year career, primarily in SAC operations, including a tour in Vietnam.  Thereafter, I served as Legal Administrator for the Union Pacific Railroad for 10 years, followed by 14 years as Vocational Manager for Community Alliance, a nonprofit agency serving chronically mentally ill adults.  My wife Gladys is an RN Coordinator who supervises cancer drug trials at the Methodist Cancer Center in Omaha, and is also Parish Nurse at St. Martha's.  We have six children and nine grandchildren.

Welcome to St. Martha's.  I look forward to meeting you and talking with you about our facilities and their availability to you.

Parish Nurse
Mrs. Gladys Pierce
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Gladys works professionally in the cancer unit at Methodist Hospital. She coordinates our parish health ministry and manages monthly blood pressure checks.