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Kathryn (Kathy) L. Caldwell
Former Parent
Kathy is former capital area vice president for Coca-Cola Enterprises. For more than 20 years, she held positions of responsibility in sales, marketing, distribution and service. She managed all aspects of cash operating profit for the Central Texas Area. Kathy has served on the boards of the Texas Soft Drink Association, the Austin Area Urban League, Founding Board of Governors for the University of Texas Club, and the Task Force on Austin’s Major Employers. Kathy is a graduate of the University of Kansas. She has participated in various St. Stephen's Annual Giving campaigns, on the major gifts subcommittee for the Hill Project, and is a member of the Tufts University Parents Committee. Kathy is married to Danny and is the mother of Nathan ’10 and Erin ’15.

The Rt. Rev. Charles Andrew Doyle
Bishop of the Diocese of Texas
Bishop Doyle received his B.F.A. from the University of North Texas and M.Div. from Virginia Theological Seminary. He was ordained a deacon in 1995 and priest the following year. Bishop Doyle served as Canon to the Ordinary prior to his election as Bishop of the Diocese of Texas in 2008. Other service includes time at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Austin; Christ Church, Temple; and St. Francis, College Station, Texas. He is a published author, accomplished painter, and enjoys social media communication through his Facebook page and Twitter account. He is married to JoAnne and has two daughters, Zoë and Caisa.

Thomas H. Flory ’64
Alumnus and Former Parent
Tom holds B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from The University of Texas at Austin. He was a Fulbright Scholar and held postdoctoral fellowships of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Ford Foundation’s Social Science Research Council. He taught Latin American history at the University of Oklahoma, the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Michigan before joining Texas Commerce Bank in 1981. He was CEO/president of Texas Commerce Bank–Rio Grande Valley and subsequently managed Latin American businesses of the bank in Houston and of successor institutions — Chase Manhattan Bank and JPMorganChase — in New York City. He is married to Rae Flory, who is head of the Upper School at Duchesne Academy in Houston. They have two sons, David ’93 and James.

Simone Talma Flowers
Simone is the Executive Director of the Interfaith Action of Central Texas (iACT). She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University. She has over 24 years of extensive experience in non-profit management. Simone has served on numerous Boards including as President of St. James’ Episcopal School, Senior Warden at St. James’ Episcopal Church, Board Treasurer for Urban Roots Farm, Board member of Community Advancement Network (CAN), Secretary of the Ecumenical and Interreligious Leaders Network, and Chair of St. Edwards Alumni Association. Simone is married to the Honorable Wilford Flowers.

Jolynn Free
Jolynn has enjoyed more than 30 years as an investment advisor to individuals and institutions. Her practice at Stephens Inc. began in 2012. Prior to that, she was with RBC for 23 years. Jolynn's previous professional and academic background is in the arts; she earned both B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in theatre from The University of Texas. She has extensive experience leading nonprofit boards, including the Austin Community Foundation, Foundation for SafePlace, Seton Cove, the Foundation for Religious Studies at The University of Texas, and the Bishop Quin Foundation and the Church Corporation of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. She is married to Gregory, and they have a daughter and a grandson who live in Alaska.

Robyn Gill
Current Parent and Ex-officio, Parents' Association President
Robyn joined the Board at the start of the 2016-17 school year as an ex-officio member, as she serves as president of the school's Parents' Association. She holds a J.D. from Southern Methodist University and practices real estate law. Robyn and husband Gary are parents to Garrett '16, Wyatt '19, and Lauren '21.

Ricky D. Green ’86
Alumnus
Ricky is an attorney specializing in the defense of workers' compensation cases. He is widely recognized as a leading expert in workers' compensation insurance matters in Texas and Oklahoma. Ricky earned his bachelor's degree from University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University. He also is involved with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He is the brother of Rudolph H. Green ’71. 

Travis Greig '94
Alumnus
Travis is a principal of Greig|Percy Collaborative, an architectural and landscape design firm. He holds masters' degrees from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a bachelor's degree from Middlebury College. Travis worked for many years as a project manager at Andersson-Wise Architects where he managed custom residential and institutional projects, including St. Stephen's dining hall, student center, faculty residences and dormitories. His previous work experience also includes Kohn Pedersen Fox-London and David Heymann Architect. Travis has served on the Austin Rowing Club board. He and wife Brett are parents to toddler twin daughters.

Christopher L. Gunnin
Head of School and Ex officio
Chris joined St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in July 2016 as the 12th head of school. Chris comes to St. Stephen’s from Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, where he served as head of the Upper School from 2009 to 2016. Prior to joining Trinity Valley, he was head of the Upper School at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas, where he also taught English, coached track and field and cross country, and served as a junior and senior student advisor. Chris holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in teaching from Trinity University in San Antonio. Chris and his wife, Nancy, are parents to Ellie ’22, Cooper and Addie.

The Rt. Rev. Dena A. Harrison
Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas and Ex-officio, Chair of the Board of Trustees
Bishop Harrison holds a B.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin and Master and Doctor of Divinity degrees from the Seminary of the Southwest. In addition to serving as chair of the board of St. Stephen's, she chairs the boards of El Buen Samaritano and the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, and serves as a trustee of Episcopal Relief & Development. Before becoming Bishop Suffragan, she served several churches in the Diocese of Texas as Canon to the Ordinary and as Archdeacon. Bishop Harrison and her husband, Larry, have two children and five grandchildren.

Christina Hsu
Current Parent
Christina is a real estate closing attorney for residential and commercial transactions. She received her J.D. from St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y., in 1996. After graduating from law school, she spent a number of years in a New York-based international law firm, where she was responsible for handling a broad range of business immigration matters. She is a member of the state bars of Texas, New York and New Jersey, and she has expertise in real estate and finance. She has served on the boards of Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Austin Asian-American Chamber of Commerce. Christina is married to Dr. George Chang and has two children, Felicia '17 and Philip '19.

Emily A. Hummel ’86
Alumna
Emily graduated from The University of Texas with a degree in Radio-Television-Film. After more than 20 years in television news, she joined Foundation Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit, as a grant writer. In December 2014 she received her Master of Public and Nonprofit Administration from Metropolitan State University. Emily is a member of St. David's Episcopal Church and is the sister of Carolyn Hummel '82 and David Hummel '84.

Elizabeth (Liz) Foster Luczycki ’72
Alumna
Liz is Assistant Director of Endowment Giving at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Previously she served as SMU’s Director of Investment Operations and also directed investment operations for a privately held investment advisory firm and registered investment advisor, and was treasurer for its affiliated mutual fund company. She earned her B.A. and M.B.A from The University of Texas at Austin.  Liz’s service to nonprofits includes the Dallas Women’s Foundation as past board member and chair of the investment advisory committee, Career Transition Workshop of Dallas as a long-time volunteer, and St. Stephen’s as co-class representative for the Class of 1972. She is married to Dennis Luczycki and is the daughter of Bob and Priscilla Foster (St. Stephen’s educators and administrators from 1951 to 1995) and the sister of Ann Foster ’75 and John Foster ’74.

Mignon McGarry
Former Parent
Mignon is owner of a state government affairs consulting firm. She represents business interests at the Texas Capitol. She is a native Texan and a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. Mignon's husband is Mike Hull, and they are the parents of Michelle Hull '15.

Jay Old
Former Parent
Jay is the principal of Jay Old & Associates, PLLC, which has offices in Beaumont and Austin. He holds a J.D. from Texas Tech University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University. Jay is the former President of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, has chaired the Construction Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and has served on numerous task forces appointed by both the State Bar and the Texas Supreme Court. He is President of the Lamar University Friends of the Arts, a member of the Advisory Board of Christus-St. Elizabeth Hospital, and past President of the Neches River Festival. Jay is an active supporter of Trinity United Methodist Church in Beaumont, Rotary Club of Beaumont, and the Coastal Conservation Association. He and wife Ann Clary are parents to Helen Elizabeth ’12 and Jim ’15.

Elizabeth (Beth) Collum Ozmun
Former Parent and Ex Officio, Incoming Executive Chair
Beth is corporate vice president of Litigation and Employment Law at Advanced Micro Devices Inc., where she oversees all worldwide litigation, including intellectual property, antitrust, securities, regulatory matters and employment law actions. Prior to joining AMD in 1994, Beth worked in the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski, where she practiced employment law and commercial litigation. Beth is a 1987 cum laude graduate of The University of Texas School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of Barristers and the Order of the Coif. She received her B.A. summa cum laude at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. She is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. She is actively involved with the Scott Ozmun Fellowship established by Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. Beth is a former member of the St. Stephen’s Parents' Association and served as secretary for two years. She is mom to Delaney ‘09 and to Kendall (Idyllwild Arts Academy ’13).

The Rev. Albert (Bertie) Pearson '96
Alumnus
Bertie serves as vicar of the Episcopal Church of San Francisco de Asís in South Austin. Before moving to Austin with his wife Rahel, he served as priest in charge of St. John the Evangelist and Holy Innocents Episcopal churches in San Francisco, Calif. Prior to being ordained, Bertie worked as a musician and a DJ. Bertie attended St. Stephen’s for two years. He has a degree in history and philosophy from The University of California at Berkeley and his M.Div. from Church Divinity School of the Pacific. He also teaches church history at the Seminary of the Southwest and the Iona School for Ministry, and serves on the Diocese of Texas World Mission Board and the Bi-Vocational Commission on Ministry. 

J. Chrisman (Chris) Phillips ’65
Alumnus, Former Parent, and Ex-officio, Chancellor
Chris is principal attorney with Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend P.C. and head of the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, panelist for the American Arbitration Association, and member of the Association of Attorney-Mediators. He is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and served on the Board of the Central Texas Legal Aid and Defender Society. He was an honors graduate of Harvard University and graduated from The University of Texas School of Law with honors, where he was associate editor of the Texas Law Review, named a Chancellor, and awarded the Order of the Coif. He served as president of the St. Stephen’s Parents’ Association. Chris is married to Meg and has four children, Ethan '92, Maggie '94, Joseph '96 and Suzannah '99.

Bryan Plater
Current Parent
Bryan is vice president of finance and business operations for Fifth Generation Inc., the maker of Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Previously, he held various management positions with Active Power involving product marketing, finance and strategic business planning for the company. He earned a B.B.A. in finance and an M.B.A. from The University of Texas at Austin with the Dean’s Award for Excellence. Bryan and his wife, Beth, are members of St. David’s Episcopal Church and have three children, Georgia ’18, Annalise ’16 and Burke (‘14 Austin High). 

Jennifer (Jenny) Cook Purcell ’89
Alumna and Ex-officio, Alumni Association President
Jenny is an attorney at Greenberg Traurig LLP and a writer. Previously, she was an associate attorney at such firms as Winstead PC, Clark, Thomas, Winters, PC, and Coats, Rose, Yale, Ryman & Lee PC, where she focused on real estate law. Jenny's book, The Heart of Annie, was published in 2013 under her pen name, J.S. Foote. She has served on the boards of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation and Extend-A-Care for Kids. Jenny received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and her B.A. from The University of Texas. She is the daughter of Jeannette Schaleben Cook ’58 and the sister of Courtney Cook Johnson ’86 and Stephanie Ray Vacroux ’92. Jenny is married to Gerald (G.A.) Purcell '91.

Jonathan Quander ‘89
Alumnus
Jonathan lives in Houston and is an attorney for Exxon Mobil Corporation in the Environmental & Safety Law group. Prior to joining Exxon in 1999, he served as a litigation associate with Wickliff & Hall in Houston. Jonathan is a graduate of Harvard College and and holds a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Houston, where he has served on the vestry. Jonathan’s board service includes the Houston Area Urban League and The University of Texas Law School Alumni Association. He and wife Bethel are parents to Jack and Katie. Jonathan is the brother of Joseph ’78, Stephen ’81, Christopher ’82, and Martin ’92.

Ellen Osborne Ray '86
Executive President, Alumna, Current Parent
Ellen is the Director of Grants and Strategic Initiatives for the Still Water Foundation, a position she has held since 1999. A private family foundation, Still Water primarily gives in Texas and its areas of concentration include the arts, education and the environment. Prior to working at the Foundation, Ellen was involved in the arts community in Houston, including as the Executive Director of FotoFest, an international photography festival, and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has a B.A. in Art History from Princeton University. In addition to being a trustee of St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, Ellen has served on numerous boards, including Good Shepherd Episcopal School, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Development Board, and Arthouse (now The Contemporary). She is a founding board member and the first Board President of MindPOP, an organization dedicated to expanding creative learning in classrooms across Austin. Ellen’s husband, Mark, is an advertising creative director, and they have two children, Natalie '16 and James '20, who attend St. Stephen's.

Patricia Henna Rowe '89
Alumna, Current Parent
Patricia received a B.S. in Spanish and Latin American studies from Georgetown University in 1993, and she completed her M.A. at the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin in 1996. She served as a volunteer for Court-Appointed Special Advocates and other local nonprofits, and the was parent chair of Annual Giving at St. Stephen’s in 2013–2014. She is the daughter of Class of 1964 graduates Louis Henna Jr. and Rosanne Harrison Pollard and the sister of Elizabeth Henna ’87. Patricia is married to fellow Spartan Mark Rowe ’88 and is the mother of three children, Andrew '16, Elizabeth '19 and Matthew (4th grade).

Lynne M. Rupp
Former Parent
Lynne is a retired real estate lawyer, formerly with Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody. She has a B.S. from California State University Fullerton and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She has volunteered for Breakthrough Austin, Meals on Wheels and El Buen Samaritano, as well as several political campaigns. Her work for St. Stephen's Episcopal School includes serving as parent chair (with husband, Doug Brothers) of Annual Giving in 2006–07 and 2010–11, on the capital campaign committee for the Hill Project in 2005–06 with Dee Garcia as chair, on the planning committee in 2006–07 with Brian Sullivan as chair, on the gifts subcommittee in spring 2008 with Christine Aubrey as chair and other times, on the advancement committee in 2010–2011 with Ellen Ray as chair, and on the school's Parents' Association, where she has served as a class representative and helped rewrite the PA bylaws and develop various calendars and handbooks in 2004, 2005 and 2006. She and Doug are parents of Sam '10 and Will '12.

Evan Smith
Current Parent
Smith is editor in chief and CEO of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, non-partisan digital news organization based in Austin. Before co-founding the Tribune, he spent nearly 18 years at Texas Monthly, including eight years as editor and a year as president and editor in chief. For eight years, he hosted the Lone Star Emmy Award-winning weekly interview program "Texas Monthly Talks," which aired on PBS stations statewide. He currently hosts "Overheard with Evan Smith," airing on PBS stations nationally. Smith earned a bachelor's degree in public policy from Hamilton College and a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. He serves on the boards of PBS, Austin Community Foundation, Waller Creek Conservancy, Kaiser Health News and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; he previously chaired the KLRU-TV and Austin Film Society boards and has served on the boards of the Texas Book Festival, Trinity Episcopal School, the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art and the American Society of Magazine Editors. He and his wife, Julia, are the proud parents of Carson '15 and Wyatt '19.

Carl Stuart
Past Parent
Carl is an independent, registered investment advisor and host of “Money Talk” on KLBJAM radio. He is a former St. Stephen’s Trustee, and his past board experience includes Texas Presbyterian Foundation, People's Community Clinic, YMCA of Austin, Big Brother Big Sisters of Austin, Westwood Country Club, and Headliners Club. Carl holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa. He and wife Claire are parents to Drew ‘92, Laura, and Lindsey ‘98.

The Rev. David S. Sugeno ’83
Alumnus
David is rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Marble Falls. While at St. Stephen’s, he spent one year as an exchange studdent at St. Andrew’s in Osaka, Japan. Largely inspired by his senior theology class, David went on to major in religious studies at Connecticut College, graduating with a B.A. in 1987. His two passions, religion and nature, carried him through a career in field biology and horticulture, and eventually into the priesthood. David has an M.Agr. in horticulture from Texas A&M and a M.Div. from the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest. He was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. He is brother to Kimi ’85 and Mark ’87. He lives in Round Mountain with wife Amy, son Samuel, and dogs Cooper and Floyd.

Jose Toscano
Former Parent
Jose came to the United States in 1985 from Guadalajara, Mexico. His first job in the U.S. was as a garbage collector—one of his routes included St. Stephen’s. Jose currently works in sales management for Mapei Corporation. He and his wife Letty are parents to Ashley ‘08, Alan ‘12, and Anique ‘15. Jose and Letty have served as foster parents in Travis and Williamson County for 13 years, touching the lives of 24 children.

Temple Webber III
Temple is an influential member of the T.L.L. Temple Foundation board and a strong advocate for the school within the Foundation. He is a lifelong member of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Houston. He and his wife, Mary, have three children. 

Zeynep Young
Current Parent
Zeynep is the CEO and Founder of Double Line Partners (DLP), a technology company focused on delivering data systems and tools to improve student performance in K-12 education. She has a Master’s degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.A. from Rice University. Prior to founding DLP, she was a portfolio manager with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company. Zeynep has served on the boards of Austin Speech Labs, Legacy of Giving and Helping Hand Home. She and her husband James are parents to Jackson '19 and Ryan '21.