The Rev. William “Bill” Sachs
Bill has been a parish priest, author, and teacher for over forty years, serving churches in Virginia, Connecticut, and Chicago, most recently, Emmanuel, in Delaplane, Virginia. He has been a consultant to religious and non-profit organizations, and has worked in interfaith relations in Virginia and abroad. The author of numerous books and articles, he holds degrees from various universities including the PhD from the University of Chicago. Bill is a native of Richmond and a cradle Episcopalian. He and his wife, Austin, have a daughter and two grandsons. Lola, a playful Wheaten terrier, rounds out their family.
The Rev. Deacon Emmetri Beane
The Rev. Deacon Emmetri Monica Beane (Deacon Em) was named Deacon of St. Stephen’s in March 2019. In addition to performing all the liturgical duties of a Deacon, she has a full-time job and is an active part of Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, the Foothills Housing Network, and the local Re-entry Council. Ordained in 2013, Dea. Emmetri has a BA from UVA, MS and JD from George Mason. She is an active member of the Virginia Bar. Dea. Emmetri is the mother of two adult daughters.