The Rev. Dr. Miranda K. Hassett is the Rector of St. Dunstan’s. She has served at St. Dunstan’s since January of 2011. She was ordained to the priesthood in 2009. She loves the heck out of this church, and hopes you will too. Rev. Miranda received her Master of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to attending seminary, she earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of North Carolina, and wrote a book based on her dissertation research, Anglican Communion in Crisis: How Episcopal Dissident and Their African Allies are Reshaping Anglicanism. Rev. Miranda is married to Phil and has two children, ages 11 and 7.
Martin Ganschow is our Organist and Choir Director. He has served at St. Dunstan’s since 2010. Martin holds an undegraduate degree from Concordia College in New York, and a masters from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, both Lutheran schools. He has helped us broaden our music beyond the Episcopal tradition. He says, “The biggest choir in any church is the assembled congregation, and my goal as your chief musician is to help you sing better.”
Pamela Street is our friendly and helpful Office Coordinator. She is usually here Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 9am to 2pm. She has a background working in schools, business and the non-profit sector. Pamela graduated from Lewis and Clark College with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and from Villanova University with a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. She is married, has two grown sons and has lived in Madison for sixteen years. She loves a good book, a good movie, a good walk and a good cause. She joined the staff at St. Dunstan’s in 2014.
Father John Rasmus is a retired priest of the Diocese of Eau Claire who makes his home at St. Dunstan’s. He presides regularly at our bimonthly Sunday evening services, and often provides pastoral and liturgical support when Rev. Miranda is away.
Father Tom McAlpine is a retired priest of the Diocese of Fond du Lac and professor of Old Testament. He leads a Bible study group at St. Dunstan’s and often takes pastoral calls when Rev. Miranda is away.
While Father John and Father Tom serve regularly in public roles in the parish, we are blessed with many retired priests and deacons who contribute their wisdom, prayers and presence to our common life.