The Rev. John Caleb Collins, MDiv – Vicar

With generations of family from Arizona and Sonora, Fr. John Caleb Collins (Quidera) loves the natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of the Grand Canyon state and our neighbors. His tatarabuelos moved to Bisbee from Sonora, through Douglas, in about 1895. He was raised Lutheran (ELCA) and was confirmed (chrismated) Greek Orthodox in 2007. In 2012, he felt called to and joined The Episcopal Church. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary; he also earned a Master of Liberal Studies, a Master of Arts in Sociology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Romanian from Arizona State University. Fr. John Caleb served as a Chaplain Resident at Banner Health, where he completed three units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and as Deacon and Assisting Priest at St. Mark’s Church in Mesa.

Fr. John Caleb loves movies, especially science-fiction and adventure films, reading books, and learning new languages. Besides growing up in Arizona, he has lived in Germany and studied abroad in Spain at la Universidad de Granda and at Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai in Romania.


Work Phone: 520-221-0149

The Vicar’s Days of Rest are Mondays and Tuesdays. If you need to communicate with the Vicar on those days, please email or text, and the estimated response time is by Sunday. Please, only contact by phone in case of emergency.


Senior Office Manager and Church Administrator

Ms. Jacquie Phagan

Ms. Jacquie Phagan has been a member of St. Stephen’s Church since she was 25 years old. Having worked for 27 years at Cochise College in the Accounting Department, she brings a wealth of experience in the private sector and the church as the Church Administrator and Treasurer.

Director of Custodial Services

Sra. Elsa Hernández

With years of experience in the private sector, Elsa serves as the director and manager of custodial services and as the director of hospitality. Her talents and careful attention to detail keep our congregational buildings in a brilliant condition that is inviting and provides a clean and safe space for our congregants and our ministries.

Bishop’s Committee

Senior Warden – Mr. Nelson Hall
Junior Warden – Ms. Jacquie Phagan
Treasurer – Dr. Eric Lodge

Bishop’s Committee General Members
Ms. Elsa Hernandez
There are currently two seats open on the Bishop’s Committee

Member Ex-Officio
The Rev. John Caleb Collins

Nelson Hall
Nelson Hall, Senior Warden