Staff


Lauri BegleyLauri Begley
Director of Parish Life

Contact Lauri: 404-267-4273

As Director of Parish Life, Lauri is responsible for many of the activities at the church outside of worship and education. Lauri also works on fellowship events—large and small, group gatherings—whether it be a new group just starting up or affinity groups that we strive to maintain, and parish-wide gatherings/celebrations. Finding and developing ways for parishioners to connect to All Saints’ and to one another is top priority.

Lauri also oversees the newcomers program where finding ways for people to connect to the parish and to one another is of ultimate importance. While helping newcomers feel welcome and becoming acclimated to our life at All Saints’, Lauri looks for ways for the newcomer to feel a part of the church family as quickly as possible. Through small group gatherings, social functions, study groups and large parish-wide events, she is always looking for an avenue where the newcomer will connect.


Lisa Bell-DavisLisa Bell-Davis
Director of Communications

Contact Lisa: 404-267-4268

Lisa oversees all facets of All Saints’ communications, anywhere and everywhere our message needs to be seen, promoting worship services, parish life and stewardship events, our ministries, and formation classes. She designs and produces All Saints’ Monthly (newsletter), brochures, flyers, posters, monitor billboards, event signage, manages our social media, and serves as our parish photographer. Lisa strives to keep All Saints’ image consistent and strong, and our message clear, across all forms of media.


David BrensingerDavid Brensinger
Interim Director of Music

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David served as Organist/Choirmaster at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church in Atlanta for over thirty years from 1987 to 2018, and also was, from 1993 to 2005, Artistic Director and Conductor of The Atlanta Singers. He holds degrees from West Chester University and Westminster Choir College, and he is an Associate of the American Guild of Organists. As a choral conductor, his church and professional ensembles have been heard in live and broadcast performances locally, regionally and nationally. In July of 2015, the Parish Choir of Holy Innocents’ was in residence at Wells Cathedral (UK). Under his direction, the CD “Music from Holy Innocents’” was released in 2005, and The Atlanta Singers released three compact discs on the ACA Digital label: “An American Sampler,” “Chantez Noel” and “Antiphonica.”

As organist/keyboardist, David has performed in recitals in Atlanta and throughout the United States and in France, and he has been heard on American Public Media’s Pipedreams. He regularly appears as keyboardist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and has previously performed with the Dallas Symphony and with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers.


Nancy DodsonNancy Dodson
Director of Finance

Contact Nancy: 404-267-4281

Nancy Dodson is Director of Finance and Operations. Her job is to serve the church by providing overall direction over finance, accounting, human resources, property operations and buildings & grounds. Nancy also provides leadership to and supervision of staff and volunteers involved in these ministries.


Bruce GarnerBruce Garner
Head Verger

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As Head Verger, Bruce Garner serves as a liturgical “stage manager” or master of ceremonies for services, assisting the clergy to help insure that worship services run smoothly. Bruce is responsible for coordinating the activities of a team which includes 14 other vergers who serve on a regular basis and 3 who serve for special services. A verger is present at almost every service that is held at All Saints’. Bruce also attends regular staff meetings and meetings of the several Worship Guilds of the parish.


Betsey GibbsBetsey Gibbs
Membership Coordinator

Contact Betsey: 404-267-4264

Betsey Gibbs is membership coordinator at All Saints’. Betsey handles the transfers in and out of All Saints’ and updates to the database/mailing list, as well as being the support for the newcomers ministry and the annual canvass. She also processes all incoming offerings, payments, gifts and stock transfers, and she also produces the weekly bulletins.


Lori GuariscoLori Guarisco
Threads Coordinator

Contact Lori: 404-267-4317

Lori Guarisco is the coordinator of Threads, a ministry dedicated to providing children in need with quality clothing.


Ellen HayesEllen Hayes
Director of Stewardship & Development

Contact Ellen: 404-267-4275

Ellen Hayes is the director of stewardship & development. She oversees the annual stewardship canvass and the pledging process, as well as managing memorials and gifts to the church. Ellen also works with the Planned Giving component of All Saints: The Cornerstone Society.


Pat KileyPat Kiley
Assistant to the Rector

Contact Pat: 404-267-4265

Pat Kiley is the assistant to the rector. She also coordinates baptisms, confirmations, and funerals. She helps coordinate and support the vestry, the prayer list, adult enquirers’ classes and has other responsibilities in the office.


Karol KimmellKarol Kimmell
Director of Youth and Children’s Music

Contact Karol: 404-267-4262

Karol Kimmell is the Director of Youth and Children’s Music, planning and directing choral and handbell choirs for children ages four through 18: Cherub Choir (PreK-K), Primary Choir (1st,2nd) , Junior Choir (3rd-6th), Junior Handbell Choir (4th-6th), Youth Choir and Youth Handbell Choir (7th-12th). The choirs sing for worship and special parish events throughout the school year. Karol directs the annual Junior Choir musical presented to the parish and takes the Youth Choir on an out-of-town weekend singing tour each year, leading worship at host churches. Karol developed and directs our Adult Handbell Choir, ringers who gather in the fall to prepare to ring at the 1:00 Christmas Eve service. Click here to our MUSIC page for more info & schedules.


Terry KintonTerry Kinton
Youth and Children’s Music Accompanist

Terry Kinton is the Youth and Children’s Music Accompanist, accompanying all the youth and children’s choirs and assisting with the Youth Handbell Choir. She plays the piano for festival worship services in Ellis Hall (Palm Sunday & Easter Day) and in the church (Feast of the Epiphany and 5:00 Ash Wednesday.) She travels with the Youth Choir each year.


Louisa MerchantLouisa Merchant
Coordinator of Refugee Ministries

Contact Louisa: 404-267-4274

Our Director of Refugee Ministries, Louisa, is in her eleventh year of connecting All Saints’ with the refugee community in Clarkston and Stone Mountain. Louisa has Masters’ degrees in Spanish and Psychology and twenty-three years’ experience teaching Spanish and English. She gained her multicultural education prior to joining us through working for seven years at a local Islamic school as a middle school teacher and the assistant principal. Louisa meets with volunteers personally prior to beginning their service and offers extensive support throughout the duration of their work. Louisa connects volunteers with each other and helps them to navigate cultural communication with refugee families. Volunteers work with our 50 families from the Middle East, East and Central Africa, the Bhutan/Nepal, Myanmar and Colombia and provide services in resettlement, educational advocacy, connecting with community resources, and trauma diminishing programming for children and families. All Saints’ partners with the refugee agency, New American Pathways for resettlement and for education and advocacy in the wider community about the global refugee crisis. Due to All Saints’ twenty five year history of serving the refugee community, we offer ourselves as mentors for other churches and communities that want to get involved in the work for the first time.


Randy MillerRandy Miller
Director of Security


Marie-Louise MuhumuzaMarie-Louise Muhumuza
Receptionist

Contact Marie-Louise: 404-267-4260

Marie-Louise is the Church Receptionist. She coordinates our wonderful volunteer receptionists. She also has other responsibilities including, printing the weekly bulletins, buying office supplies, producing birthday cards, thank you notes, mailings and more.


Maurice D. ReddickMaurice D. Reddick
Project/Facilities Manager

Contact Maurice: 404-267-4290

Maurice Reddick is Project/Facilities Manager/Fire & Life Safety manager, the overseer of multiple construction and maintenance projects of the eight buildings. He maintains overall plant operations to ensure property meets all current codes and regulations, as well as fire protection and prevention. Maurice is also responsible for implementation of operational polices and procedures determined by Church Council, buildings and grounds committee, health & fire department, Energy Companies, and OSHA regulations including federal and state agencies.


Kirk RichKirk Michael Rich
Associate Director of Music and Organist

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Kirk Michael Rich is the Associate Director of Music and Organist of All Saints Episcopal Church. A native of Kentucky, Kirk has served as a liturgical organist for over two decades. He holds degrees in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory and the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Kirk has performed in England, France, Italy, and across the US in venues such as St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue (New York City), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and three national conventions of the American Guild of Organists. Additionally, Kirk’s performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Pipedreams program. He is currently completing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, for which he has undertaken additional research and study in Germany. Having a passion for education and church music, Kirk is active within the Royal School of Church Music and has assisted in the Gulf Coast Course over the last few years in Houston. This coming winter, he will serve as organist for the RSCM America National Choir residency at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, under the direction of Bruce Neswick. Kirk’s wife, Laura Reksc-Rich, a native of East Cobb, plays the viola. They are the proud parents of Gatsby, a rescued Pomeranian.


Kathy RobertsKathy Roberts
Director of Children’s Ministries

Contact Kathy: 404-267-4272

Kathy is responsible for coordinating our Children’s Ministries and Formation program (3 year olds through 3rd Grade) and the Connect program for our 4th and 5th Graders.


Joel SmithJoel Smith
Youth Minister

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As the Youth Minister, Joel Smith is in charge of planning and leading youth groups for middle and high schoolers, recruiting for Diocesan youth events, and any other fun stuff he can think of to do with the youth. He’s studying Psychology at Georgia State University and plans to go to Seminary after he has completed his bachelor’s degree. He is on Summer Staff at Camp Mikell and has been going there since 2006. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and disc golf and working on cars.


Mark WirtzMark Wirtz
Program Assistant

Contact Mark: 404-267-4270

Mark Wirtz is the Program Assistant. Mark works with the clergy and program staff to support the church’s organizational and mission efforts. He moved to Atlanta in 2011 to study theology and biblical languages at the McAfee School of Theology at Mercier University and graduated in 2014. Mark has worked in both the nonprofit and private sectors before coming to All Saints’. Currently Mark is working closely with church staff to increase its use of computer and web-based systems to enhance our operations; and he is the first point of contact for announcements for parish classes and events, weddings, lay volunteer schedules, and candle and flower donations.


Sextons

All Saints' Sextons

Left to right: Head Sexton Reece Johnson, Victor Young, Benjenia Lee, Phil Turks

These hard working caretakers of the church, campus and grounds make it possible to have the 300+ meetings, services, and events at All Saints’ each month. They are the ones that do the cleaning and maintenance throughout the campus, as well as setup and cleanup for the variety of events that take place across this block. Plus, they keep a watchful eye on the many souls that pass through our campus each day.


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