St. Stephen the First Martyr Orthodox Church

A growing community of Orthodox Christians


Local Parish Leadership

RECTOR: Rev. Joel Weir

fr. joel

Fr. Joel was born and raised in Crawfordsville. He joined the St. Stephens community with his wife and two children in 2002. He attended St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary from 2006-2010. He graduated with an M.Div with distinction in Scripture in 2010. Fr. Joel was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in 2008, and the Priesthood in 2009 by Archbishop JOB. He and his family returned to serve at St. Stephens in 2010.

Contact Info:
210 Morgan St.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933

phone:(765) 366-8931

DEACON: Michael Wilson

SUBDEACON: Joseph Goshorn-Maroney

Parish Council:

  • Nicole Wilson (President)
  • Julie McCulloh (Vice President)
  • Joseph Goshorn-Maroney (Treasurer)
  • Caleb Wilson (Secretary)
  • Gabe Wilson (Member)
  • Rodney McCulloh (Member)

Book Corner: Rodney McCulloh

Building and Grounds: Doug Wolf

Choir Director: Emily Wilson

Church School: Presvytera Maria Weir, Christopher McCulloh

Communications/The Witness: Fr. Joel Weir

Flowers: Natalie Wilson

Garden: Dianne Combs

Kitchen: Ann Hatfield

Lawn Maintenance: Caleb Wilson

Parish Life Committee: Julie McCulloh, Natalie Wilson, Nicole Wilson

Youth/Young Adult Group: Fr. Joel Weir

Deanery Leadership

The parishes of the Diocese of the Midwest are organized into administrative deaneries based on geographic location. The Diocese has six deaneries. Each deanery has a Dean elected by the assigned priests of the deanery and confirmed by the Bishop. The work of the deanery is overseen and guided by the Dean who is a Rector from within the respective deanery. He coordinates and directs activities of the parishes and priests within the deanery, guiding the establishment of missions, and serving as the first appeal if or when disputes arise within the deanery. In all things, the Deans report directly to the Bishop, from whom they receive advice, instruction, and counsel, and for whom they act as an administrative liaisons to their own deanery communities.

Indianapolis Dean:

V. Rev. Theodore Bobosh

St. Paul the Apostle Church
4451 Wagner Rd
Dayton, OH 45440
(937) 320-9977

Diocesan Leadership


bp. Paul
The Right Reverend PAUL, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest Diocese

Contact Info:

933 N LaSalle Blvd
Chicago, IL 60610
Office: (312) 202-0420


The Very Reverend John Zdinak

Any and all correspondence to the Bishop, save confidential matters, should be copied to the Chancellor.

Contact Info:

733 Starkweather Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: (216) 554-7282