Church Staff, Vestry, and Treasurer


The Rev. Darlene Kuhn (aka Mother Darlene) accepted a call to serve The Episcopal Church of the Mediator beginning January 27, 2020.  Mother Darlene is married to Jonathan “Jon” Kuhn.  They have not been blessed with children but have two cats, Marmalade, a buff colored tabby, and Safari, a feisty Siamese mix.

Click here to continue reading about Mtr. Darlene.

Email address:

Mobile #: 269-469-6794

Office #: 269-469-1441

Administrative Assistant

Candice Conley serves as Mediator’s Administrative Assistant. Her background is working as a Legal Assistance for two St. Joseph, Michigan, firms; Whirlpool Corporation as an Administrative Assistant, and most recently as a Financial/Human Resources Coordinator for a local non-profit agency. Candice’s “home church” is Harbert Community Church and feels extremely fortunate to be part of the Mediator family. Candice is a “native” and forever resident of Harbert, Michigan, attended Western Michigan University, enjoys searching the beach for treasures, collecting antiques and most importantly, spending time with family. 


Office #: 269-469-1441

Vestry, Vestry Secretary, and Church Treasurer

The Vestry is a group of church members who act on behalf of the church as a corporate entity. In other words, they act as a committee to see to the health of the church in worldly terms, by keeping the bills paid, the building cared for, and making sure that the needs of the congregation are being addressed.

Vestry member elections are held annually. Our announcements are given on Sundays by the vestry person of the day. Our vestry meets monthly.

If you have questions about the church, ideas for things that you’d like to see, or concerns, please send the wardens an email or give them a call at their numbers below.

During in-person services, look for our vestry members—they will be wearing their name tags—and say hello or place a note in their mailbox located in the Bell Tower area. Staying engaged keeps our church alive and healthy.

Vestry Zoom URL: Monthly meeting link

David M. Lewis – Senior Warden and Communication, Technology & Social Media lead
Term ends January 2022
Mobile: 773-301-0195
Paul Cromheecke – Junior Warden
Term ends January 2023
Mobile: 630-740-3105

Susan Collins – Christian Formation Liaison lead
Member thru January 2022

Barbara Ryan – Prayer Walk / Stations of the Cross Project Liaison
Member thru January 2023
Judy Joseph – Acolyte, LEM, LEV, ECW, Altar Guild & Flower Guild Liaison
Member thru January 2022
Jan Anderson – Worship & Music Liaison; DOK Liaison
Member thru January 2024
Harold Russell – Seasonal Member Liaison
Member thru January 2022
Linda Anderson – Secretary (non-voting member)
Outreach Chair, Reentry Committee Chair and Junior Warden Assistant 
Peggy Lefebvre – Treasurer (non-voting member)

Come Visit Us!

We are part of a unique Lake Michigan community just a short drive from New Buffalo, MI on Red Arrow Highway. We are also conveniently close to another lakeshore community, Saint Joseph.