THE REV. CANON DR. ANGELA F. SHEPHERD is the seventh rector of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, a congregation deeply committed to radical hospitality, social justice, Christian formation, worship, and music. Her tenure began in March of 2018 and she is the first woman and African American to be called as rector. She is a contemplative, Gospel based strategist who enjoys bringing people closer to God and working with others for the common good.

Mother Angela was ordained deacon and priest in 1996. Prior to arriving in Atlanta, she enjoyed a rich and wide-ranging ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland where she served on the Bishop’s staff for seven years as Canon for Mission (2010 – 2018) and rector of St. Philip’s, Annapolis (1999-2010). Her first call was to St. Augustine’s, Youngstown, Ohio where she was vicar (1996-1999).

In addition to leading congregations her ordained ministry has included: chief operation officer for Sutton Scholars High School Enrichment Program, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, dedicated to leading and supporting ministries that dismantled racism, care for the environment, public policy, and support to children and youth. She enjoys leading workshops, retreats, and making presentations.

Angela’s commitment to the Episcopal Church extends beyond the nave.  Her gifts and skills have been shared in three dioceses and the broader church: Commission on Ministry, Standing Committee, General Convention Deputy in 2003, 2006, 2009, Diocesan Chaplain to Daughters of the King, Diocesan Council, Budget and Finance, Disciplinary Board for Bishops, and the Executive Council Committee on Antiracism. As a public theologian she has given time to a variety of civic boards, marched in rallies, and testified before the state legislature, putting her faith in action.

Dr. Shepherd is a lifelong learner, who earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Becoming Beloved Community from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Master of Divinity degree from the former Seabury Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL where she received the Field Prize for homiletics, and an Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She also holds degrees in marketing, human resources development and business administration.

Angela enjoys exploring the intersection between contemporary Christianity and culture, travel, smooth jazz, houseplants, the outdoors, fine arts, Bikram yoga, and sporting events. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and Daughters of the King.

Bev_ClergyTHE REV. BEVERLEY ELLIOTT is Senior Associate for Pastoral Care and Adult Formation/Learning. For Beverley, the most life-giving act as a priest in St. Bartholomew’s community, is sitting with another and listening to their story and longings – their longings to know and be known by God and other human beings.

Beverley, a cradle Anglican/Episcopalian is an Australian-American and has been on staff since 2001, the year of her ordination.  Her first vocation was as a public health nurse, often working in the outback of Australia. Beverley is married to recently retired Episcopal priest, Paul Elliott and lives with him and Pendo their dog, in a wonderful old home situated outside the west gates of Stone Mountain Park. Beverley holds a deep interest in cultural diversity in community, the ending of racism and the use of expansive language to name the mystery that is God. All flow out of her understanding of what Jesus the Christ is leading us into in the 21st Century.


    Sundays at 8:00am, 10:30am, 6:00pm
    Wednesdays at 12:10pm (Will Resume August 7)
    8:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month (Sept. to May)
    5:00pm on 1st Sunday of the month
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    8:00pm on the 2nd Monday each month


All prayers are kept confidential. There are several ways you can ask for prayer:

Send an email to Rev. Dr. Angela Sheperd at

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Or, send an email directly to the Prayer Chain at

Or, call the church office at 404-634-3336