Staff and Vestry at All Saints

Rev. Bonnie Underwood

Rev. Bonnie Underwood

The Rev. Bonnie Underwood, Priest in Charge, joined All Saints November 2019. Mother Bonnie is a life-long Episcopalian, with a BA in Computer Science, University of Texas, Austin and a Master of Divinity from School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Prior to All Saints, she had served as Associate Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in Cumming, Georgia since 2015. Mother Bonnie’s ordination to the ministry followed a diverse business career included 20+ years as an executive at ADP, a Fortune 500 company; experience as a small business owner; and service in the United States Marine Corps, as both an officer and enlisted Marine. Bonnie enjoys reading, movies, and travel with her husband Jess, and especially spending time with their 6 adult children and 4 grandchildren.


Staff

Contact any staff or Vestry member at office@allsaintswr.org

Parish Administrator Linda Gerdes

Parish Administrator Linda Gerdes

Music Director Kip Gill

Music Director Kip Gill


Vestry

What is a vestry? The vestry is the governing board of the parish, consisting of the priest, treasurer, and twelve elected church members. The word vestry originally referred to the room where the priest put on their vestments. Because church leaders would often meet there to discuss the affairs of the parish with the priest, the term eventually came to refer to the group which governs the parish. The vestry’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Oversight of the parish finances and property

  • choosing individuals to fill positions of leadership and representation (such as convention delegates and committee chairs)

  • serving as an advisory council to the priest

    All Saint’s vestry members serve three-year terms, with four members “rolling off” and four new members elected each year. Each vestry member is assigned as liaison to one major parish committee, serving as a touchpoint and communication go-between to help keep the vestry as a whole apprised of the committee’s activities. The current vestry members and their liaison assignments are:

  • Ethan Wolfe, Senior Warden, Finance

  • Dixie Henning, Junior Warden, Properties

  • Sandy Lee, Stewardship

  • Mary Mantiply, Memorials

  • Marsha Buzzell, Adult Christian Education

  • Misty Cline, Communications

  • Carl Rogers, Personnel

  • Anne Sanders, Fellowship

  • Pierce Christie, Christian Education

  • Hank Cordes, Long Range Planning

  • Dan Koning, Invite,Welcome, Connect

  • Darlene Meloche, Outreach