Our Staff

Kathryn Cox

Administrative Assistant

918-582-3088


As our Administrative Assistant, Kathryn assists Fr. Dewayne in answering the phone, responding to emails, scheduling meetings, preparing liturgy missaletts and correspondence and assists the parish Treasurer with accounting and the Vestry Secretary in maintaining the church records.

Music Director

Jeff Hembree

918-693-5333


Jeff has served as our Music Director for many years. He is a beloved member of our worship team and he has repeatedly demonstrated his unique abilities to coax our choir to produce amazing music in worship.

Organist/Pianist

Mark Watkins


Mark has 45 years experience as a church musician, organist and choir directing

Bachelors in Vocal Performance, TU, 1991

25 years of performing lead and comprimario roles

Produced and directed opra scenes and Broadway variety showes

Professional composer currently at the Parish Church of St. Jerome

Private Teacher for Voice, Organ, and Piano

Seminarian

Theo Simatupang


Theo grew up in Indonesia and worked as a High School teacher for several years before moving to the US to work with the Franciscan Mission. He entered into the Capuchin (Franciscan order) and attended Seminary at Catholic University of America. Theo was received into the Ecumenical Catholic Communion through St. Matthew' ECC and the Diocese of California. He comes to St. Jerome to participate in parish ministry as he continues his seminary studies.

Parish Sexton

Peggy Byrne


Peggy is a fairly new addition to our parish family. Since coming to St. Jerome she has been involved in several activities such as serving as a Lay Assistant, Lector, and on the Altar Guild. She recognizes that the Sexton role is more than just "custodial" work. For her, it is truly a ministry.