The Reverend Licia Affer
The Rev. Licia B. Affer is the Rector of St. Anne’s. She was born in Milan, Italy and has lived and worked in a number of different places in Europe and the US, including rather exotic locations such as Bosnia-Herzegovina and Phoenix, AZ. She is a graduate of The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in NY, NY and, before that a language scholar with a specialization in Applied Linguistics from the University of Milan, Italy. This is quite a mouthful, but it really means when you talk to her there’s always a part of her brain more interested in your accent and speech patterns than your theology. Even after years of ordained ministry, Reverend Licia wakes up every morning deeply surprised by her call to serve the Lord in this way and continues to believe that “but by the grace of God she is what she is” (1 Cor 15:10). Her preaching and presiding style and practice is joyful and accessible – check it out for yourself this Sunday morning and when you return, bring a friend.
The Reverend Chris Miller
Curate and Director of Family Ministries404.237.5589 x124
Rev. Chris received his Master of Divinity degree and certificate in Anglican Studies from Emory University, Candler School of Theology. Before coming to St. Anne’s Rev. Chris served as seminarian and transitional deacon at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in LaGrange, Georgia, and before that he served at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church in John’s Creek, Georgia. Rev. Chris was ordained to the transitional diaconate in December 2015 and to the Priesthood in June 2016. During his time at St. Anne’s he has grown St. Anne’s Episcopal Youth Community (EYC) and increased its involvement in Diocesan events. When he is not leading chapel for the Day School, assisting on Sunday Mornings, or helping lead Sunday school or Confirmation, he and his wife Jennifer enjoy spending time hiking and exploring the mountains of North Georgia with their two dogs.
The Reverend Christopher Lemley
Chris Lemley came to Saint Anne’s in April of 2015. He and his wife, Karen, had been members at Saint Anne’s prior to his period of discernment and his ordination as a deacon on the Feast of the Transfiguration in 2011. He has served at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in Sandy Springs and Saint Paul’s in Newnan. He has been a member of the Task Force and Commission on Human Trafficking; the Commission on Higher Education and the Board of Episcopal Charities Foundation, and the Drake House. He is a Certified National Disaster Chaplain. He has been a faculty member in the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University (GSU) for the past 20 years. His undergraduate degree in Economics is from Furman University and his MBA in International Business is from GSU.
Director – St. Annes Day School404.237.7024
Kristin Watts is the Director of St. Anne’s Day School and Enrichment Programs. Kristin values being an integral part of a church school community, especially one like St. Anne’s Day School which seeks every day to honor the unique gifts of each child. Prior to joining St. Anne’s, Kristin was the Director of Admissions at Trinity School for more than ten years and was the Director of Enrollment Management at University Lake School where she was exposed to the Reggio Emilia educational philosophy.
Kristin received a BA in Spanish Literature from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She chose Spanish Literature as her major after an amazing study-abroad experience in Valencia, Spain. She earned an MA in Human Resource Development from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan to apply her passion for forging relationships. At the Day School she enjoys partnering with parents, educators, church, and most essentially with children.
Mr. Pat Cobb
Facilities Manager404.237.5589 x126
Pat Cobb and Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mocking Bird, are from the same hometown in southwest Alabama, and share a certain sensibility. Pat graduated from Auburn University with a BS in both business and textiles, which came in handy during his 36 years with Monsanto, where he served in a variety of marketing positions. He and wife Gini will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary in February, 2017, “with options for another year.” Their household is dominated by Angel, a Great Pyrenees they rescued from the highway.
Raised Baptist, Pat was confirmed as an Episcopalian in 1984. He became involved in the St. Anne’s community when his spouse volunteered him to usher, without his prior consent. It was one of the best decisions he didn’t get to make! Their son and two grandchildren were all baptized at Saint Anne’s and attended the Day School.
Ms. Scott Miller
Parish Administrator404.237.5589 x100
Scott came to St. Anne’s after teaching middle school math for seven years. She loved teaching, but wanted more time with family, especially her grandchildren! Before teaching she held a variety of positions, including sales and networking director; features and sports editor for a small local newspape; and executive assistant for a company president.
Scott grew up an “Air Force brat” in a family that embraced new places and new cultures, so she had the opportunity to learn about and enjoy widely different types of people and places. She serve as a verger at Holy Trinity Parish in Decatur, a parish which is both nurturing and fun, much like St. Anne’s.
Ms. Laura Calvert
Finance Administrator404.237.5589 x100
Laura comes to us from Rabun-Gap Nacoochee School in north Georgia, where she was the Business Manager for eight years. Before that she served as Business Manager at Trinity School, Controller at the High Museum of Art, and Auditor at Windham Brannon, a CPA firm. Laura is excited to be back in Atlanta near family, and looks forward to working with everyone at St Anne’s.
Mr. Bill Maynard
Mrs. Julie McClatchey
Assistant Junior Choir Director
Mrs. McClatchey attended the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree in general and instrumental music. She has taught piano and guitar lessons, children’s pre-school music and movement classes, and played the bassoon professionally, most notably with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and as an extra with the Atlanta Symphony under Robert Shaw. She is the longest serving staff member at St. Anne’s, having begun there as the Assistant Junior Choir Director in 1976.
Mrs. Lori Moorhouse
Dr. Joyce A. Schemanske
Director of Music44.237.5589 x132
Dr. Schemanske received her Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Before coming to St. Anne’s, she was the Associate Organist-Choirmaster at Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, IL where she worked with noted composer Richard Proulx. She has also served on the faculties of St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN and St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, IN. During her tenure at St. Anne’s, the music program has grown from two choirs to a full graded choral program and a five octave handbell choir.
St. Anne’s Vestry
The canons of the church give exclusive authority to the Vestry for the fiscal affairs of the Parish. The Vestry consists of twelve lay members of the parish who are elected at an annual meeting, held in January.
Four members are elected each year to serve a three year term. Although Vestry members are responsible for tending to all areas of the church, each Vestry member has an area of focus within St. Anne’s. The Vestry representative acts as a facilitator and liaison for committees by sharing information, communicating back to the Vestry and assisting committee heads as needed.
Vestry members also handle specific duties each Sunday and certain major celebrations.
Class of 2017
- Scoot Dimon
- Merrill Ellis
- Jim McCurry
- Andy Tuck
Class of 2018
- Lawrence Daniel
- Claire Davis
- Rhea Dignam
- Whitney Lewallen
Class of 2019
- Richard Childers
- Nan Hunter
- Janice Howell
- Christine Montgomery