Meet Our Staff and Leadership

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Deacon Jeff

Deacon Jeff Stugelmeyer was born and raised in Lodi. He believed in Jesus all his life but was searching for a faith home which he found in the Anglican tradition. After attending a couple of years of Catechesis, he was baptized in April 2010.

He started his journey to the Diaconate by helping out around the church, which led him to becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister. He then began training for the Diaconate at Trinity School for Ministry through their online program. He was ordained as a permanent Deacon on April 25, 2015.

Jeff enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson, shooting, and spending time with his Rottweiler named Hondo. He is a big John Wayne fan. His secular job is taking care of a corporate jet. He got his start in aviation in the National Guard working on helicopters.

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Bishop Eric Menees

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Eric Vawter Menees was consecrated to be the Fifth Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of San Joaquin on September 24, 2011. Prior to his election Fr. Menees served as the Rector of the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in San Marcos, CA.


A graduate of the General Theological Seminary, Fr. Menees received his Doctor of Ministry from Seabury-Western in 2006. After he graduated from seminary Fr. Menees was ordained in the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and subsequently served as the Deacon/Priest in Charge of the Church of Epiphany and the Associate Rector of the Church of the Messiah, both of which were Spanish language ministries.


The Rev. Menees served as the Chaplain to the Bishop’s School in La Jolla prior to becoming Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in San Marcos, CA.


For reasons of conscience, the Rev. Menees left Grace Episcopal and founded the Anglican Church of the Resurrection in 2006.  He is a vowed Third Order Franciscan.

The Rt. Rev. Menees is married to Florence Guadalupe Mira-Menees and has a daughter, Milagro, and a son, Sebastian.