Welcome.

Thank you for your curiosity in checking us out. Clearly there is movement going on for you, and perhaps you are new to Houston and are looking for a way to meet people in the flesh & not just virtually. Or maybe movement is going on in you. You may have experienced a loss of a job, a death, a love; you may be coming out in your sexuality, recovering from religious abuse, or re-engaging your spirituality and remain skeptical. You may be responding to a hunger in your heart or a pang of imagination. St. Stephen's is filled with folks just like you.

We are a progressive Christian community which welcomes the challenge of faith. We don't offer easy answers and we don't agree with each other on many things. But we do share a common challenge to care, to grow, in the way of Jesus. Gathering in Jesus' name is difficult for some of us because of the way it has been misused in our culture and by us. However, the challenge of Jesus to love God first and our neighbors draws us together to worship and serve. Through our church, day school, and community center we strive to invite diverse people into greater wholeness; we are a community of wonder and of action.

Throughout this site you will find many ways to connect with us in prayer, song, justice work, and learning at our church, our school or our community center. Know that we will not push you to go faster than you feel led; we respect your decision making and your mind. We invite you to consider the mystery we have come to know, in losing ourselves, we find ourselves.

I hope to meet you in person.

The Reverend Lisa Hunt.


Meet The Rector.

the reverend lisa hunt

The Revend Lisa Hunt grew up in Ohio and attended the University of Toledo, where she studied English and philosophy.  After discerning a call to further study of religion, she enrolled at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee.  In 1982, while doing fieldwork in an Episcopal congregation outside Nashville, she became an Episcopalian herself.  At the age of 24, just six years after the ECUSA began ordaining women, Lisa started the process of ordination in the Diocese of Tennessee.  After a year of additional study at General Seminary in New York City, Lisa became an Episcopal priest.  In 1989, she accepted a call as Rector of St Anne’s Episcopal Church in Nashville, where she was also elected to the Nashville School Board. In 2006, she answered a call as Rector of St Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Montrose, where she also serves as President of the Board for St Stephens’ Episcopal School.  Lisa is married to her husband Bruce Farrar, and they have three adult children, Annie, Max and Rose