Clergy, Staff & Vestry


The Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill, Rector

The Rev. Dr. Kristine A. Blaess, Senior Associate Rector

The Rev. Samuel Adams, Associate Rector

The Rev. Michael Blaess, Associate Rector

The Rev. Clinton Wilson, Associate Rector

The Rev. Richard Kew, Priest Associate

The Rev. Timus Taylor, Priest Associate

The Ven. Martin Odidi, Priest Associate

The Rev. Chad Jones, Associate Rector & Priest-in-Charge of Church of the Resurrection

Lay Ministry Engagement

Joe King, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement

Ministry Team Lead

Rebecca Teel, Parish Secretary


Elizabeth Reavis, Director of Communications

Sandra Beld, Communications Coordinator


The Rev. Michael Blaess, Associate Rector

Ministry Team Lead

Rebecca Teel, Parish Secretary

Staff Support


Dr. Woosug Kang, Director of Music Ministries

Gerry Senechal, Associate Director of Music Ministries & Organist

Jonathan Riggs, Music Leader for The Table

Kelsey Pate, Music Librarian & Administrator, Director of St. Dunstan's Choir

Nara Lee, Organ Scholar

Christian Fellowship & Formation

The Rev. Clint Wilson, Associate Rector

Ministry Team Lead

Lynn Ragland, Pastoral Care Coordinator

Staff Support

Elizabeth Nash, Director of Children’s Ministries

Susalee Spruill, Children’s Ministries Program Coordinator

Pam Palmer, Children’s Ministry Assistant

Sandra Sarratt, Nursery Coordinator

Sadie Zoradi, Director of Youth Ministries

Marshall Clark, Associate Director of Youth Ministries

Daniel Huff, Youth Ministry Coordinator (2018-19 Nashville Fellow)

Heather Lawrence, Director of Campus Ministry

Outreach & Mission

The Rev. Samuel Adams, Associate Rector

Ministry Team Lead

Sandra Beld, Communications Coordinator

Staff Support

The Rev. Chad Jones, Priest-in-Charge at Church of the Resurrection

Administration & Facilities

Laura Zabaski, Parish Administrative Officer

Catherine Beemer, Director of Parish Giving

Claudia Taylor, Executive Assistant to the Rector

Rebecca Teel, Parish Secretary

Katy Valesky, Financial Secretary

Jack Grant, Facility Manager

Rick Backhouse, Sexton

Pavel Nemec, Sexton

Roman Vlcek, Sexton

Ken Wells, Sexton


The vestry is the “board” of the Episcopal church, which has material responsibility for the parish within a commission/committee structure. Our current vestry is comprised of sixteen church members. New vestry members are elected annually to serve three-year terms.

  • John Abernathy, Treasurer
  • Katie Agnew, Worship Commissioner
  • Jim Beckner
  • Bill DeCamp
  • Frank Downey
  • Alice Essary
  • Steve Fridrich
  • James Hundley, Junior Warden
  • Donald (Duck) Johnston
  • Jay McKnight, Mission & Outreach Commissioner
  • Paige Menge
  • Sally Nesbitt, Formation & Fellowship Commissioner
  • Agatha Nolen
  • Bill Pomy
  • Jan Ramsey, Clerk & Ex-Officio Vestry Member
  • Cameron Sorenson, Senior Warden
  • Ansley Wells