Rev. Julie O’Brien was Rector at St. Stephen’s in Phoenix where she has served since
2012. Prior to that, she assisted with special projects for the Bishop at the Diocese office, served as Deacon at St. Augustine’s in Tempe and St. Mark’s in San Marcos, Texas and as Vicar of Church of the Holy Spirit in Phoenix.
Pastor Julie has strong sense of spirituality, a warm and caring personality, a gift for
pastoral care and a great sense of humor.
In 1977 Julie earned a BSW in Social Work from Ball State University, in 1981 her MA in Health Sciences, also from Ball State, and her MDIV from the Seminary of the Southwest in 2009. She was raised to the Priesthood by Fr. Harry Way and his congregation at Saint John the Baptist in Glendale. She also offers excellent experience in the business world, acting as a Management Consultant for several years and as VP Director of Broker Communications for 1st National Bank of Arizona in Scottsdale.