Staff Directory


BISHOP MILLER Publicity Photo 2013

The Rt. Rev. Steven Miller



(414) 272-3028x154

Staff Peggy Bean - Peggy Bean, Bishop's...

Peggy Bean

Canon for Congregations


(414) 272-3028x158

Staff Patty Jaffke - Patty Jaffke, office...

Patty Jaffke

Office Coordinator


(414) 272-3028x156

Klauber, Barbara - photo of Barbara Klauber

Barbara Klauber

Administrative Assistant

(414) 272-3028x111



Marlene Udovich

Finance Officer
(414) 272-3028x157

Sara Bitner

Communications Officer

The Rev. Kevin Stewart

Missioner for Community Engagement
(414) 345-7971

Our Staff

The diocesan staff serves the people and parishes of the Diocese of Milwaukee as they come to see, know, and serve Jesus, in the local and worldwide mission of the church. To dial staff directly, call (414) 272-3028 or toll-free (800) 236-3028, plus the listed extension.

Bishop Steven Miller
The Bishop oversees the mission and ministry of the Diocese, the liturgy and worship of the church, and the pastoral care and discipline of the clergy and parish leadership. The Bishop has a liaison function between the Diocese and its parishes, the Diocese and the Episcopal Church, the Diocese and the Anglican Communion, and the Diocese in its ecumenical relationships. The Bishop prays, studies, preaches, teaches, and makes provision for the sacraments throughout the Diocese.

Peggy Bean

As the Canon for Congregations, Ms. Bean helps congregations assess their strengths and opportunities for growth, and coordinates training and resources for leadership and ministry development. She is also the lead trainer for our Diocesan Church Development Institute (DCDI) which trains clergy and lay leadership teams. As the diocesan Transition Minister, she assists congregations as they enter a search process for ordained leadership, and she will also help clergy as they look for a new position. The Fresh Start program is a two-year program for clergy in a new position and she is the lead trainer for this as well.

Patty Jaffke
The Office Coordinator assists the Bishop with calendar coordination and oversees the daily operation of the Bishop's Office and Nicholson House, including communications technology and property management, which is also provided for the St. Andrew's, Milwaukee building. The OC also coordinates the health and life insurance program for clergy and lay employees of the diocese and congregations, as well as assisting in finances and convention coordination.

Barbara Klauber
The Administrative Assistant serves the diocese and parishes by supporting the flow of communication – responds to diocesan e-mail; assists the bishop with correspondence, produces electronic and hard-copy mailings; updates website, greets callers and visitors to the diocesan office; produces a weekly electronic newsletter and updates the diocesan website. The AA also coordinates the diocesan convention and provides support for other diocesan events.

Marlene Udovich
The Finance Officer is a Certified Public Accountant who manages all aspects of the diocesan finance office, from day to day activities such as depositing income and issuing invoices and payments, to quarterly and annual activities such as preparing financial statements and reports for review by the Finance Committee/Executive Council.  A major function of the Finance office is the preparation, with Finance Committee, of the annual diocesan budget.  The Finance Officer also serves as a resource to parishes and diocesan entities and oversees the parish financial review program.

Latest Sermon

Bishop Steven Miller's sermon at the 171st Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee.

View all sermons


Upcoming Events


Commission on Mission and Development

First Tuesday of the month, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Finance Committee Meeting

Second Wednesday of the month, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM