CLERGY & STAFF

CLERGY

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.

The Rev. Nicole Lambelet

Associate Priest for Family Ministry & Outreach

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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.

FULL-TIME STAFF

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.

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 television. She also had a professional organizing consulting business for 19 years.

PART-TIME STAFF

Christen Erskine

Interim Director of Children's Ministries

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Christen Erskine is the Interim Director of Children's Ministries and a Godly Play Foundation Trainer. She works with the Children's Committee to facilitate formation opportunities for the children of Epiphany including Godly Play. She believes children are an integral part of the body of Christ - we have much to learn from them as well as what we can share with them. Christen graduated from the College William & Mary with a B.A. in history and an elementary teaching certificate. She earned a Certificate in the Spiritual Guidance of Children from The General Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York, NY. In addition to telling stories and playing outside, Christen enjoys baking, knitting, and playing bridge. She and her husband are adjusting to having a son in college. They can often be seen around Decatur with their two rambunctious rescue pups, Maddie and Luna. 

Matt Schramm

Director of Youth Ministries

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Matt 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. Matt 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, Matt also worked closely with Church of the Common Ground.

AFFILIATIONS

Our "Priests in the Pew" L-R: Barbara, Bobbi, David and Caroline

​The Rev. Bobbi Patterson, Assisting Priest

The Rev. Caroline Peacock, Assisting Priest

​​The Rev. Barbara Ryder, Assisting Priest

The Rev. David Wagner, Assisting Priest

J.D. Houchin

Seminarian

Evan Bassett

Theologian in Residence

ADDRESS

​(The driveway is off of East Lake Road)

THE WIDER CHURCH
  • The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is a parish in the Diocese of Atlanta, which serves the Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia.

  • Our diocese is part of the Episcopal Church, which is currently led by the Most Reverend Michael Curry, 27th Presiding Bishop.

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