Clergy, Staff and Vestry

The Reverend Esther A. Kramer, Ph.D., Rector

Mother Esther was called to the Parish in October 2020, as a second-career priest. Her first career was in higher education, where she served in several colleges and universities as professor and dean of academic affairs. She is dedicated to serving all people by proclaiming the Gospel and through the Sacraments. Mother Esther lives in Delafield with her husband of 34 years, Tom Schlaefer.

Esther A Kramer

The Reverend Loretta Mendoza, Pastoral Assistant

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Aimee Hennings, Church Administrator

Aimee joined the team at St. Aidan’s in December 2020. She lives in Hartford with her husband Brian and three children ages 18, 15 and 13. Aimee’s education background includes as Bachelor of Science in Geology and she enjoys hiking and exploring God’s creation, spending time with family and reading.

Leah Stadel and Stephanie Funk, Musicians

Church Vestry

The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to matters pertaining to its corporate property. Vestry members are elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the priest. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the priest. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen. These officers may or may not be vestry members. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the priest, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.

  • Donna Dinco, Senior Warden
  • Eric Wetzel, Junior Warde
  • Charles Gardner
  • Laura Johnston
  • Amanda Mercado
  • Eileen Schmidt
  • Aimee Hennings, Clerk
  • Mary Beth Moran, Treasurer