Staff

 


Lisa Bell-DavisLisa Bell-Davis
Director of  Print and Graphic Communications

Contact Lisa: 404-267-4268

Lisa oversees all print and graphic communications, including 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, 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.


Dr. Giles Brightwell
Associate Director of Music

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Dr. Giles Brightwell was born and raised in England and holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of Durham, the city in which he served as organ scholar at the cathedral for three years. He has served as an organist and music director on both sides of the Atlantic, including at Sydney Sussex College, Cambridge University, and parishes in England, Washington DC, Rhode Island, and Houston, TX. In Houston, he served as Music Director at St. Thomas Episcopal Church and School for five years, directing the parish choir, establishing a choral scholar program and instigating the Moseley Memorial Music Series, a self-financing program that celebrated over fifty concerts in four years.


Jocelyn Cassada
Director of Digital Communications

Contact Jocelyn: 404-267-4269

As Director of Digital Communications, Jocelyn oversees all online communications, including digital strategy, social media, web, emails, video, and photography. She collaborates with Lisa Bell-Davis, Director of Print and Graphic Communications, to manage messaging across all of our communications platforms.


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.

 


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.


Jill GossettJill Gossett
Director of Parish Life

Contact Jill: 404-267-4273

As Director of Parish Life, Jill Gossett creates and maintains opportunities to nurture, knit together, and celebrate our community of faith. With parish-wide events, celebrations, and affinity groups, her ministry supports each parishioner in having fun and feeling at home, connected, valued, and needed for the work of serving God.


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. Click here to our MUSIC page for more info & schedules.


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 RichDr. Kirk Michael Rich
Director of Music 

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Dr. Kirk Michael Rich is the Director of Music at 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, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, and a doctorate from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Additional study has been with Francesco Cera in Italy and Ludger Lohmann in Germany. Kirk has performed in England, France, Italy, and across the U.S. 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. Most recently, he served 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 performances have been broadcast nationally on American Public Media’s Pipedreams program.

At All Saints’, Kirk oversees every aspect of the music program. He directs the Adult Choir comprised of approximately forty singers, shares in the organ-playing responsibilities with the associate director of music, and manages a concert series. Additionally, Kirk oversees the maintenance and care of the Kenan Memorial Organ, Buzard, Op. 29. Before coming to All Saints’, Kirk served as Associate Director of Music and Organist at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Houston, where he directed a chamber choir of adults and treble choristers using the Royal School of Church Music Voice for Life! curriculum. From 2014-2017 he served as Organist-Choirmaster for the High Holidays at Congregation Beth Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in Houston. Kirk is married to violist Laura Reksc-Rich. 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 hopes to go to seminary after he has completed his bachelor’s degree. He spent four years as a Summer Staffer at The Diocese of Atlanta’s summer camp, Camp Mikell, after being a camper there since 2006. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and disc golf and working on cars.


Sextons

All Saints' Sextons

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

Not pictured: Kevin Speaks and Louis Stevens

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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