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Our rector

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Rev. Yoimel Gonzalez Hernandez


Contact Rev. Yoimel:

(202) 232-0900

Rev. Yoimel Gonzalez Hernandez began as our rector in April 2024.

Prior to that, he was Associate Rector at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

He is originally from Cuba, where he studied theater and theology. He served in different leadership positions in the Presbyterian Church of Cuba and the Cuban ecumenical movement for more than 20 years before coming to the United States in 2016 and joining The Episcopal Church. He was ordained in the Diocese of Washington in 2019. Our parish was Yoimel’s first church home when he arrived in the U.S.

While serving at St. Alban’s, he was also dean of the diocese’s Latino Deacons School and collaborated with other diocesan initiatives. He has also been active in the wider church, serving as an alternate deputy at the 2022 General Convention of The Episcopal Church and as a deputy to the 2024 General Convention, as well as a delegate for The Episcopal Church to the 2022 Assembly of the World Council of Churches.

In addition to these activities, he has supported a variety of nonprofits in the D.C. region, particularly those that support Latino and LGBTQ+ individuals and communities. He is passionate about formation and collaborating in God’s kingdom while doing multicultural ministry.

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Ronald Butts-Boehmer

Interim music director-organist

Ronald Butts-Boehmer has served as music director at churches in Florida, Texas, Virginia and in Italy. He is experienced in liturgical planning, choir training, church music programs, hymnody, musical education, organ performances and promoting participation.


He has performed as a conductor and as an organ and piano recitalist in the U.S. and Europe. His conducting activities includes the Giffoni Film Festival, City of Salerno, Salerno Conservatory Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Teatro Sannazaro Naples and for numerous ensembles and venues in the Naples area. He was director of the Choral Scholars of Naples and was a Maestro Collaboratore at Teatro San Carlo, Naples. He has given various recitals for the D.C., Fort Worth, Jacksonville, Northern Virginia, and Potomac Chapters of the American Guild of Organists. He has performed at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, the Basilica of St. Petronio, Bologna, numerous venues in the Naples area and the Cathedrals of Salerno and Sorrento. He has served also as a jury member of international music competitions.


He holds a graduate degree in orchestral conducting from the Salerno Italian State Conservatory. He studied conducting with M⁰ Massimiliano Carlini, choral conducting with M⁰ Antonello Mercurio, piano and orchestration. His dissertation was titled “Gabriel Fauré Requiem Original Version 1888-1893.” His advanced organ studies were in Paris with Marie-Claire Alain, Frederic Blanc, H-F Houbart (Madeleine), Olivier Latry (Notre Dame), Daniel Roth (St. Sulpice) and in Bologna with Luigi Tagliavini. Piano studies for ten years were with Lois Nielson. His orchestral debut was at age 15, when he performed Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in Dallas. He studied organ with James Livengood, Paul Riedo, Jesse Eschbach and Marie-Madeleine Duruflé-Chevalier.

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Jane Bishop

Children's Christian Education Coordinator

Jane’s multi-faceted career of over 35 years provides a deep and wide toolbox of professional and personal skills to use in the service of God and families for children’s Christian education and development at Saint Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church.

As a cradle Episcopalian who has lived around the world, she is well-grounded in this denomination and has a global perspective and deep appreciation for diversity.

Her life has turned full circle as she began directing a Sunday School during graduate school and now continues here in semi-retirement.

Previously, Jane worked as senior writer/editor on projects and publications for the Office of Head Start (OHS). With HealthMark Multimedia, Jane managed teams of writers, edited, and interfaced with programmers to develop two e-commerce multimedia health education packages.

Prior to that, Jane provided project management and team leadership, curriculum development and English-language instruction from preschool through university in Egypt, Singapore, and the United States.

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Denize Stanton-Williams

Manager of Loaves & Fishes

Denize is a native Washingtonian who grew up on 17th and Euclid Streets, NW. She attended H.D. Cooke Elementary School, Lincoln Junior High and Woodrow Wilson High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from York College of Pennsylvania, two Master of Arts degrees, one from Notre Dame University of Maryland and the other from George Washington University. Currently, Denize is competing her doctoral degree at Morgan State University in leadership and administration.

Denize has been responsible for the weekend and holiday operations of the Loaves and Fishes Program since 2013.

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