Our Leadership

The Right Reverend Bishop Kevin Bond Allen

Bishop Kevin presides over the Diocese of Cascadia in the Anglican Church of North America. He provides accountability for all our leadership at Christ Our Hope. Bishop Kevin is married to Stefanie Allen, a former faculty member of the English Department at Tacoma Community College and later high school teacher and administrator. He has led the Cascadia Diocese since the diocese formed in 2011, and he has also initiated and fostered a number of ecumenical works. See his full bio here.

The Reverend Father Joe McCulley, Rector

Fr. Joe is the rector (lead pastor) of Christ Our Hope. He and his wife, Mandy, have been married since 2008 and have one daughter named Verity. Mandy is a licensed architect here in Washington State, and greatly enjoys gardening. Mandy and Joe grew up in central Iowa, but lived in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Hawaii before receiving the call to Christ Our Hope in Olympia.

The Reverend Deacon Corby Stephens

Dcn. Corby and his wife, Jess, have been married since 1994. They have two grown sons and three large dogs. Corby and Jess have been in full time and volunteer ministry as long as they’ve been together. Jess is a certified Spiritual Director and a Nutritonal Therapy Practitioner. Corby’s day job is as the IT Director for a private Christian school in Vancouver, WA.

Senior Warden Lisa Di Giovanna

Jim and Lisa are life-long followers of Christ and have worshiped with the Christ Our Hope congregation since 2012. Lisa has served as senior warden since 2022, working alongside each member of the parish to maintain stability and lead the parish during the search for a new priest from October 2022 through the June 2023 arrival of Fr. Joe McCulley and his family. 

Jim serves as treasurer, finance manager, and contract negotiator for the parish as well as at the diocesan level. He was formerly on the Diocesan Council and currently serves as co-leader of the new bishop nominating committee.

Their adult children don’t live nearby, so the couple especially enjoys friendships with young families at Christ Our Hope. They are retired helicopter pilots and fans of travel, good food and drink, and puns.