Our Clergy


The Rev. Terence Elsberry, Rector

Terry Elsberry, Rector of St. Matthew's, is a fifth-generation Iowan. His careers before entering Virginia Seminary in 1981 were as Managing Editor of Better Homes & Gardens Apartment Life Magazine, Director of Corporate Communications for Carter and Associates commercial real estate company in Atlanta, and freelance writer.  Since ordination in 1984, Terry has served as Assistant Minister of St. John's Lafayette Square, the "Church of the Presidents" in Washington, D.C. and as Associate Rector of Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut.  He has been rector of St. Matthew's since September 1994.  Married to Nancy Olds, Terry has four daughters and nine grandchildren.

The Rev. Susan C. Wyper, Associate Rector

Susan Wyper is in charge of women's ministries and supports the rector and the associate rector in pastoral, liturgical and preaching duties. Susan came to us from St. Luke's in Darien, where she was an active lay minister and Vestry member, before earning her Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, followed by her ordination in the Diocese of Connecticut. She is married and the mother of three sons.

The Rev. Deacon Broaddus "Speed" Johnson

Speed spent the majority of his business career as an NBC Television Network Sales Account Executive. He was called to the Diaconate in 1980 as a member of the first class in the diocese of New York for the permanent Diaconate. He was ordained in 1992 and assigned by Bishop Grein to St. Matthew's where he had served on the Vestry and been a parishioner for 50 years. He is active in outreach and pastoral activities and takes the deacon's role in Eucharist. Wife "Chickie" and he celebrated 50 years of marriage in October 2004.