Our Staff

The Rev. Casey Dunsworth – Pastor


I grew up in California’s greatest beach and burrito town, Encinitas. I graduated from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, in 2010 with a BA in Religion, and from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA, in 2014 with a Master of Divinity. I was ordained in 2016 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and am thrilled to be serving the Belfry. I love books, coffee, baseball, Zumba, bothering Congress on behalf of the Church (aka legislative advocacy), baking cookies, and wearing neon. I can’t wait to meet you!

Emily Hyberg – Executive Director

I’m originally from the Washington, DC area. My wife and I relocated to Sacramento in January 2018. I have a BS in Political Science from Shepherd University, and have spent the last 5 years filling a variety of nonprofit roles both as a professional and as a volunteer. Before that I spent nearly 9 years working in local government including work in property maintenance inspections and landlord tenant affairs. After a long faith journey, I am happy and proud to call myself an Episcopalian. I love gardening, baking, roller derby, reading, cats, and cheese. I collect 8th Doctor, Doctor Who novels and Jimmy Buffett live albums. I could not be more thrilled to be the Executive Director of The Belfry, and I look forward to fostering an open, affirming, comfortable space for all the folks who study here, worship here, and/or call our spaces home. Please feel free to stop by or reach out!



Leigh Houck – Peer Minister

Livvy Belisle – Belfry Intern