Church Leadership

Resurrection Episcopal Church is a Mission Church of the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona. Therefore, the rector (or head pastor) is the Bishop of the Diocese of Arizona, The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Reddall. Bishop Reddall appoints a pastoral leader in her stead called a Vicar. Additionally, there is an elected group of people from the membership of Resurrection who serve the community by conducting the business, administration, and visioning for the church. They’re called the Bishop’s Committee and they are led by a Senior Warden (Doug Haas) and a Junior Warden (John Issitt).  The other members are: Craig Smith, Annette Harmon, Anita Joy (clerk), Joye Reese-Smith,  and Tom Kevern (treasurer).

Rev. Erika von Haaren
Interim Vicar

The Rev. Erika von Haaren has served in the Diocese of Arizona for nearly 15 years, primarily at Saint Barnabas on the Desert in Scottsdale where she was the Vicar to the Rector for 8 years. Born & raised in southern Minnesota as a cradle Episcopalian, she went to seminary at General Theological in New York City from 2003-2006. She is the wife of Alex and the mother of Christopher (11), and  Max & Ellie (twins age 7). Erika has a passion for wholehearted living as taught by the work of Brené Brown and is a certified facilitator of Brown’s shame resilience curriculums. She serves as the Chair of the Commission on Ministry for the Diocese of Arizona and formerly served on the Standing Committee. Her ministry combines strategic planning/visioning with a pastoral/compassion-based approach, the goal of all of which is to elicit courage enough to bring the Kingdom come in our daily lives.

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