The Rev. Buddy Crawford, Interim Rector
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Rev. Buddy comes to us from Holy Innocents’ Episcopal Church, where he served as Senior Associate Rector of Liturgy, Prayer, and Community, taught Adult Formation classes, and had oversight for Parish Life events. He has served as a Member of the Standing Committee of the Diocese, the Board of the Foundation of the Diocese, the Diocesan Insurance and Benefits Committee, as a Search Consultant for parishes in transition, and as a faculty member for Learning 2 Lead, a program for newly ordained clergy and clergy in transition. Buddy is a spiritual director and retreat leader, and assists laypersons who are discerning possible calls to ordained life. He comes to St. Anne’s well prepared to shepherd us through our transition to a new Rector! When he is not working he enjoys reading, walking, cooking, and traveling with his partner Eric. They live in Brookhaven and enjoy the company of their Wire Fox Terrier, Sophie.
Rev. Tim comes to us from St. James Parish in Wilmington, NC, where he served as Assistant Rector. Before that he was lay youth minister at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte, NC, an experience that helped him discern his call to ordained ministry. In addition to youth ministry, Rev. Tim has a passion for Christian Formation and seeing how we all discover what the Christian faith teaches us about God, ourselves, and the world. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, running and swimming, watching movies, and experiencing different parts of the world through travel.
The Rev. Debra Aring, Deacon
Following her father’s example of community service, Deacon Debra started volunteering at a children’s psychiatric summer treatment program at age 14. It wasn’t until her early 20’s that she began to understand her service through the lens of her faith. Living by the passage from Micah (6:8) to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God, Debra has been active in social justice movements ranging from the Death Penalty to HIV/AIDS advocacy. She is passionate about sharing the needs of the world with the church and helping the church discern how to meet those needs, and bringing forth the kingdom of God. A passionate sports fan from Arkansas, Debra lives in East Point with her spouse Julie and three retired Greyhounds.
Ms. Tabi Tobiassen, Director of Children & Youth Ministries
Tabi is thrilled to be the Youth Minister at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church! She is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida where she lived with her grandmother and three siblings. She grew up attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, a place that nurtured her faith and first saw it flourish. Through St. Andrew’s she was introduced to the Kanuga Key Conference community where her love for youth ministry began and where she learned so much about ministering to youth. She has been staffing Kanuga’s Youth Week conferences since 2006. Tabi says that joining the St. Anne’s community in 2018 was the beginning of a wonderful new chapter in her life.
Ms. Kristin Watts, Director, St. Annes Day School
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 Manager
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 48th wedding anniversary in 2020, “with options for another year.” 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.
Mr. Lee Cousins, Sexton
“I believe the Lord brought me here, and my spirit is holding on.” I was born in Carroll County, GA and my father taught me everything I know about plumbing, appliances, and electricity. I worked as a plumber most of my working life, and I LOVE being here at St. Anne’s; it makes me so happy to be a part of this parish and to have meaningful work to do. I enjoy fishing but don’t often get to go.
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, Assistant Organist
Dr. Joyce A. Schemanske, Director of Music
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.
Jan Daniel Stewart, Parish Administrator
After working in the corporate world, Jan felt called to work in parish ministry or with a non-profit organization. She joined the staff in January2021 and brought a wealth of administrative experience with her that is keeping the front office running smoothly. Jan feels her strengths include the ability to work collaboratively with others, her ability to effectively communicate, and her attention to detail. She is active in her home parish, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal where she serves on both the Altar and Flower guilds and is a member of the Children and Youth Committee. Jan and her husband, Lever, have three grown children living in the Atlanta area. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in her yard, arranging flowers, and absolutely adores all dogs. Jan says, “I continually strive to live a life deeply grounded in faith, prayer, and a sense of God’s presence always being with me and guiding me through this thing we call life.”
Lisle Waits, Office Assistant
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Lisle Waits is a life-long member of St. Anne’s and a graduate of Mercer University in Macon. She brings to bear many skills as she assists the Parish Administrator in producing Orders of Service and readings for Sundays, the Wednesday healing services, and the many special services throughout the year. She also serves as co-chair of the Altar Guild, following in the footsteps of her late mother, who led the Altar Guild for many years. Her sense of humor and her straight-forward approach to life have been known to perk up the parish office.
Hala Hess White, Communications
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 2021
Dick Haining, Junior Warden
Class of 2022
Irene Pedersen, Senior Warden
Class of 2023