Stephen Tamke

The Reverend Stephen Tamke, Priest-in-Charge


Father Stephen Tamke, a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary ('17), comes to us following three years as the Curate at St. John's of Lattingtown Church in Locust Valley. Prior, he served as deacon and seminarian at The Falls Church Episcopal in Falls Church, VA, just outside DC, during his time at seminary. While serving at St. John's he worked closely with the Rector and staff in developing a new Sunday Family worship offering as well as building a new Children's Chapel program, strengthening the parish's identity for outreach in the community with the Director of Outreach Ministry, and creating a Choral Scholars program with the Director of Music Ministry. As well, Father Stephen is on the Board of Managers of our diocesan summer camp and retreat center, Camp DeWolfe, and is a Chaplain for a Royal School of Church Music summer program.

"I am excited to begin my ministry with the wonderful people of Christ Church! Growing up in the Diocese of Long Island, I've always heard about the great ministry that Christ Church, Manhasset, has been able to offer throughout its community. I'm looking forward to beginning my part as priest and pastor, and adding to the history of this wonderful and faithful community."

Father Stephen was born and raised in the Diocese of Long Island in Garden City, a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Incarnation where he was a member of the Cathedral Choir for many years. It was during his time singing in the Cathedral Choir that he began discerning his call to ordained ministry. He graduated from CUNY Queens College in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education, Social Studies. In May of 2017 he graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary with his Master in Divinity. While at VTS he served as the Music Teaching Assistant with the Seminary's Professor of Church Music & Director of Chapel Music.

Father Stephen is the youngest of five sons of Jane & Steve Tamke. He is a die-hard Yankees fan, who, during the baseball season (whenever that might be this year) can be found watching or attending Yankees games. Father Stephen is very excited to begin his ministry at Christ Church on July 1.

Contact Info:

Rev. Stephen Tamke
Christ Church
1351 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, New York 11030
Phone: (516) 627-2184



I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.   Ephesians 3:18