The Very Reverend Fred (Mac) McKelder Brown Rector
Phone: 575/758-2790 ext 106 ~ after hours 575 999-5010 (mobile)
Father Mac Brown has been Rector of St. James since August 2019. He lives in Taos with his wife Aloyse and sons Wolcott and Fox.
He was ordained in January 2014, and received his M.Div. from General Theological Seminary, New York, and a BA (Anthropology) from Sewanee, Univ. of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
Father Mac has had 16 years experience in Youth Ministry, loves Bible Study and education for all ages, and enjoys using music in liturgy. He is a hiker, backpacker, hunter, and musician (stand up Bass).
Gwenneth Glenn ~ Parish Administrator
Phone: 575/758-2790 ext. 101
During Covid church closure, contact Gwen at
Gwenneth Glenn is our Office Manager and Assistant to the Rector. She composes our weekly email newsletter, produces our worship bulletins, handles the mail, keeps our Parish Prayer List, maintains our online parish directory and encourages altar flower donations.
Gwen coordinates building use, collects the rent and updates the parish calendar.
Gwen has been our Parish Administrator since December, 2009. She is a member of St. James, is active in the Daughters of the King and The Order of St. Luke the Physician.
She holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and is a retired elementary school teacher and school librarian. Gwen lives in Arroyo Hondo with her husband, Jim.
Erick Brunner ~ Director of Music
Phone: 575/758-2790 ext. 107
Erick Brunner began his professional life in church music when he became assistant organist at both the Lutheran and Methodist Churches in his hometown of Sidney, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree in organ performance and choral conducting at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, in 1968 and continued his education, working off and on towards a graduate degree. Erick held professional positions in a number of churches on the east coast before moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1974.
Over a span of 32 years spent mostly in Boulder, Erick was music director and/or organist at a number of the larger churches, also building up a studio for vocal instruction simultaneously. He was founder of the chorus for the Colorado Music Festival, preparing large-scale choral works for that organization in its early years, and was in charge of choral preparation a number of years for the Boulder Bach Festival.
In 2006 he decided to relocate to Taos. Erick assumed the duties of Director of Music at St. James in January 2010.
Jill Cline ~ Youth Minister
Deacon Jill Cline is Youth Minister and Adult Ally for Common Grounds: A Taos Teen Coop
David Hines ~ Director of Food Pantry Ministries
David grew up in Wilmington Delaware, and spent most of his life on the east coast, living in Philadelphia and New York for a few years each. At 24, he joined the Marine Corps and spent four years serving in the infantry. Upon returning to civilian life, David pursued a childhood dream of filmmaking for five years.
At a certain point, he realized that his soul wasn't truly satisfied in that line of work, and so he set out across the country to find his place and calling, which ultimately led to Taos, and serving people. David has lived in Taos for around two years, and has spent the entire time serving and feeding people in one way or another. "I am truly honored and consider it a blessing to be able to make feeding people my full time occupation here in Taos."
Amanda Allalunis ~ Bookkeeper
Phone: 575/758-2790 ext.105
Amanda was born in Denver Colorado and raised in the small mining town of Craig, Colorado. She moved to Alamosa to attend Adams State College where she met her husband George. George was born in Taos and has lived his whole life in Tres Piedras. They’ve been married for 17 years and have three children: Johnathan, 15, June, 12, and Jill, 10.
Amanda completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and later completed a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Business Management from Walden University.
When Amanda isn’t working or caring for her family she likes to paint and play the piano.
Michael Hartman ~ Sexton
Michael Hartmann has lived in Taos since August 2002. My "dream job" back in March 2009 was to be a groundskeeper at a monestary when I applied for the Sexton position at St. James. I have been here ever since. When I am not "Sextoning", I am a practicing trauma therapist/educator (SEP: Somatic Experiencing Practitioner).
As sexton I perform routine janitorial/cleaning duties, monitoring of inventory, and shopping for, (cleaning and paper products, light bulbs, batteries, etc.), bldg. security checks (doors/windows), replacing light bulbs and batteries, maintenance of vacuums, and minor fixit projects as needed. I also do snow removal on our walkways.
Toby Pugh, Senior Warden, In Charge
Harvey Yocum, Jr. Warden, Buildings & Grounds
Rusty Gaston, Food Pantry
Paul Richard, Finance
Geilan Ismail, Hospitality/Fellowship