Clergy & Staff
The Rev. Jimmy Bartz
307-733-2603, Ext. 106
Jimmy serves as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Prior to coming to Jackson, he was the founder and priest at Thad’s, an emergent Episcopal Church in the Santa Monica, California, in the Diocese of Los Angeles. He has also served as the Campus Missioner at the University of Texas in Austin, at All Saints’ in Austin, Texas, and All Saints’ Parish in Beverly Hills, California. He is a graduate the University of Texas at Austin and Virginia Theological Seminary. Presently, he serves as the Chair of the Board of the Episcopal Evangelism Society, and in years past has worked with Red Bull High Performance teaching athletes spiritual disciplines, with Naval Special Warfare working to create systems for character development within special operations teams, and was a speaker at TEDx, Venice Beach.
Married to Cindy and dad to Jas and Jade, the Bartz family loves to spend time outside mountaineering, skiing, fly-fishing, hunting and surfing. Jimmy is currently writing a book on the spirituality of risk.
The Rev. Brian Nystrom
Brian grew up in Iowa and has lived in Jackson Hole since 1980. He has three grown children, Adam, Jack, and Lucy, who are the light of his life. An avid bicyclist and skier, he has been a member of St. John's since 2001, and was ordained a priest in December of 2016. After a lifetime of work in the construction industry he looks forward to serving the people of St. John's for many years to come.
The Rev. Suzanne Harris
Suzanne grew up in the New York area and served several churches in New Jersey before moving to Jackson in l992 with her husband George to “recycle” themselves. She felt spiritually moved by the landscape, sky and the fact that there are more animals than people in Wyoming. Suzanne loves her family (8 grandchildren, including one in heaven) dogs, music, reading, gardening and friends.
The Rev. Mary Erickson
Director of Faith, Care and Action
307-733-2603, Ext. 105
Director of the Children and Youth Community
307-733-2603, Ext. 109
Pam Drews Phillips
While pianist-conductor-composer Pam Drews Phillips can and has played it all – classical, Broadway, new age, pop – it’s as a jazz performer that she particularly shines. From New York City to her adopted hometown of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, she makes fans and friends with her impeccable taste, towering technique, and an eclecticism born of a genuine love of song.
Kirsten moved to Jackson, Wyoming, from Texas the summer of 2012. Here she discovered her life's callings, motherhood and music. She has performed as lead vocalist for local bands, Calle Mambo and The Electric Bliss, back up vocalist for Zac Brown Band and various local bands. She has been a member of Cathedral Voices Chamber Choir since 2013 and performed with them in Carnegie Hall. Her own experiences serve as a testament to how the power of music can change peoples’ lives. After graduating from Trinity University with a BA in Spanish and International Studies, Kirsten served as Development Coordinator for the Autism Treatment Center of Texas, and later became a Spanish teacher at St. Anthony Catholic High School. She taught Early Literacy ELL students at Teton Literacy Center before becoming a mother to her children, Colton and Coral. She stays busy in the community and uses music as a daily expression of learning, loving and leading.
Director of Operations
307-733-2603, Ext. 101
307-733-2603, Ext. 104
307-733-2603, Ext. 103
Born and raised in the North Georgia mountains, Haley and her family moved to Jackson Hole after experiencing an eye-opening 1.5-hour massage in the Tetons. She is a passionate marketing professional and an event planner at heart that excels in details. She maintains multiple projects simultaneously, but isn't multi-tasking proven unsuccessful now?!
Her specialties include excellent written and verbal communications, a knack for team-leadership, adaptability, decision-making (well, sometimes!), stress tolerance (namaste), collaboration (two heads are better than one), and web content management. She has recently started taking RAW images in a goal to beef up her photography skills and is trying to learn Lightroom.
307-733-2603, Ext. 102
Administrative Assistant to the Pastoral Staff
307-733-2603, Ext. 107
Browse ‘N Buy Manager
Bright Beginnings Preschool Director
Blakeney (pronounced "Blake-Knee”) grew up in Rome, Georgia. She moved to Jackson 6.5 years ago after graduating from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Journalism and a double minor in Spanish and Political Science. Blakeney has been with Bright Beginnings since its inception in 2012. She loves to float the river, cook, read, and see live music.