Clergy and Staff


The Reverend Misty Kiwak Jacobs, Rector

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Reverend Misty Kiwak Jacobs is a native of Scottsdale, Arizona. She spent her college years in the Northeast, studying Russian, Writing and Literature at Sarah Lawrence College. While a student in Moscow, Russia in her early 20s, Misty felt the call to Christianity and was baptized in the Missionaries of Charity community. In 2015, a historic sign and red doors of a country church in Upstate New York lured her into the Episcopal Church; the expansive welcome and the focus on God’s grace kept her here.

After raising her two children to adulthood and working as a teacher and a freelance writer, Misty earned a Master of Divinity and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Yale Divinity School in 2020. She served as a Chaplain Resident at a Level I Trauma Center in 2020-2021 during the COVID crisis, and earned a Sacred Theology Masters in Homiletics from YDS in 2023.

Misty served as an Intern and Curate at St. John’s Williamstown before being called to to Grace Church. Misty arrives in Bath with her fiancé, Joseph Molleur, Professor of Religion Emeritus at Cornell College and lay preacher. Mother Misty’s belief in God’s infinite mercy and the healing power of the preached Word define her call to ministry.

The Reverend Stephanie Batterman, Deacon

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Stephanie was born and raised in Bath and lived in the Rochester, NY area for 40 years where she and her husband Dean raised three daughters.  Stephanie received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from St’ Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester in 1981 and served for many years as a lay minister in that area.

She and Dean returned to Bath in 2007 after Dean retired from Xerox Cooperation.  They have been. members of Grace Episcopal Church since 2012.  Stephanie was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate by Bishop Stephen Lane in June 2018.  She has served Grace Church since ordination.

Stephanie brings many years of experience in parish ministry, adult faith formation, and spirituality to her ministry at Grace.  She is a trained spiritual director, retreat director, prayer guide for the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, and Stephen Leader.

In addition to her liturgical responsibilities, she serves the community as a volunteer chaplain at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick where she works in the Behavioral Health Unit.  She also represents Grace church as a pastoral visitor at Hill House and provides a monthly Communion Service there.


Julia Baker, Parish Administrator

Julia joined the staff of Grace Episcopal Church in January 2021.  She and her husband Nardin moved to Brunswick in December 2019 after spending the last 25 years in Needham, MA.  Prior to the move to Brunswick Julia served as Director of Parish Operations at an Episcopal Church in Natick, Ma and before that as Parish Administrator at an Episcopal Church in Needham, MA.  She brings with her a rich history of working with Clergy, staff, lay ministers and volunteers within the Episcopal Church.

Tony Sulkoski, Sexton

After completing his career working for the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Tony joined our staff.  He has an extensive background in maintenance, gardening, and landscaping.  In addition, he has spent more than two decades as a high school basketball referee.