CLERGY & STAFF

CLERGY

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The Rev. Amy Dills-Moore, Priest in Charge

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The Rev. Amy Dills-Moore serves as Priest in Charge and works with the vestry, staff, and lay leadership to pay attention to how God is present in our midst and how we are being invited to join in God’s healing work in the community around us. Amy is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Accounting. She did her theological training at McAfee School of Theology and later a Certificate in Anglican Studies at Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Previously ordained in another tradition, she has served in various roles in parish ministry and as a chaplain with Presbyterian Homes of Georgia. Amy has also completed spiritual direction training at The Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation and enjoys companioning children, youth, and adults on their spiritual journeys as they deepen their sense of connection with the God who loves them immeasurably. Amy nourishes her own spiritual life as a Lay Cistercian at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia, and by spending time outdoors gardening or just enjoying the gift of God’s creation. She has two adult children, Joshua and Sarah, and loves spending time with them outdoors hiking, kayaking, or walking on the beach on the South Carolina coast.

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The Rev. Nicole Lambelet, Associate Priest

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The Rev. Nicole Lambelet is the Associate Rector for Family Ministry and Outreach. Before discerning a call to ministry, she worked at the intersections of food production, justice organizing, and violence prevention. Currently her vocation centers on the tasks of discipleship, evangelism, and mission, as she attempts to follow Jesus by creating spaces for healing, resiliency, and hope. In addition to her role at Church of the Epiphany, Nicole is significantly involved in ministry at Arrendale State Prison. She is married to Kyle and together they attempt to keep up with their two children, the great outdoors, and the best tacos in town.

STAFF

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Julie P. Ryder, Organist & Choirmaster

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Julie Ryder has served Church of the Epiphany as Organist and Choirmaster since 2012. She coordinates the entire music program including rehearsing our 5 choirs and handbell ensemble to support the Sunday services, and choosing and preparing the hymns, service music, and voluntaries for all of our liturgies. Baptized at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Detroit (where it is rumored that she made not a joyful noise throughout the entire event), Julie grew up in Suffolk, Virginia. She received the Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music at James Madison University with a major in organ performance and a minor in voice, and a Master of Music in Church Music from Westminster Choir College with concentrations in organ and conducting. Before joining Epiphany, she served 10 years as Associate Director of Music and interim organist at Fairfax Presbyterian Church and directed summer MAD camps for the Diocese of Virginia at Shrinemont; after moving to Atlanta Julie was Director of Music Ministries for 13 years at St. John UMC. Julie and her wife Terri Lawrence were married at Epiphany in 2016 after an 18-year engagement and they enjoy entertaining family and friends and traveling.

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L. Shea McNutt, Parish Administrator

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L. Shea McNutt serves as the Parish Administrator. She provides general office support, and acts as a resource person for the staff, lay leadership and congregation in order to support the ministries and mission of the parish. Shea also oversees the print, digital and online communications of the parish to ensure that members and the surrounding community know about all the wonderful things going on at Epiphany and how they can get involved. A lifelong Episcopalian, Shea was born and raised in the south and graduated from UT Knoxville with a degree in Communications. Before joining the staff in 1997, Shea had a career in broadcast television. She also had a professional organizing consulting business for 19 years.

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Mat Schramm, Director of Youth Ministries

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Mat Schramm is the director of youth ministry at Church of the Epiphany, and works closely with the youth committee to create a space of inclusion and prayerful encounter for the young people of our parish. Mat graduated from the University of Georgia in 2017 with a degree in Philosophy and Religion, and is now pursuing a Masters of the Theological Studies at Candler School of Theology. Before arriving at Epiphany, Mat also worked closely with Church of the Common Ground.

SEMINARIANS

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Linden Abston

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Linden Abston is 28 years old and a native of Reston, Virginia. They are a graduate of George Mason University (2015) where they studied Sociology and Religious Studies and George Washington University (2020) where they earned a J.D. Linden has a Catholic and Baptist background, but is excited to be exploring and getting to know the Episcopal Church. In their spare time they enjoy hiking, drawing, and watching reality TV. They are a lifelong University of Michigan Wolverines fan (Go Blue!) and have a passion for social justice, especially criminal justice reform.

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Emily Badgett

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Emily Badgett is a North Carolina native and her home parish is All Saints’ in Concord. She is an alumni of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN where she majored in American Studies and Religious Studies with a Certificate in Civic and Global Leadership. At Sewanee, Emily spent most of her free time working in either the Chapel or the Community Engagement Office. She has a passion for encouraging people to be Active Global Citizens whether through Democratic Engagement or Philanthropy.

She has lived and worked in Zanzibar, Tanzania and Haiti. After graduating, Emily went to the front lines of the pandemic and served as a Hospital Chaplain (CPE Resident) in several Hospitals and Healthcare systems. She spent most of her time at Novant Health Presbyterian in Charlotte, NC and served a wide range of patients, but has a special heart for Behavioral Health and the Medical ICU that serves as a COVID ICU. At Candler, Emily is working on her MDIV as a Woodruff Fellow and a Postulant in the Episcopal Ordination Process through the Diocese of North Carolina. She has a passion for envisioning the Church and Priesthood for the 21st century with the help of digital communications and focus on trauma informed care. In her spare time, Emily loves to find a good used book, thrift, or make art.

AFFILIATIONS

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The Rev. Bobbi Patterson

Assisting Priest

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The Rev. Caroline Peacock

Assisting Priest

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The Rev. Barbara Ryder

Assisting Priest