THE REV. 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. Angela is a contemplative Gospel based strategist who loves cradle to glory ministry, helping bring people closer to God, and working with others to make the world a better place.
Prior to coming to Atlanta, her ministry in the Diocese of Maryland spanned nearly nineteen years and included serving on the bishop’s staff as canon for mission (2010 – 2018) where she led and supported several initiatives. Her portfolio included leadership positions of chief operating officer for the Sutton Scholars High School Enrichment Program, and chair/co-chair and staff support to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission focused on dismantling racism. Additionally, she supported ecumenical environmental initiatives, public policy advocacy, and camps for children and youth. She also led workshops, retreats, and made presentations on a variety of topics, while itinerant preaching throughout the diocese. She was rector of St. Philip’s, Annapolis (1999-2010). Her first call was to St. Augustine’s, Youngstown, OH, Diocese of Ohio (1996-1999). Angela was ordained deacon and priest in 1996.
Her dedication to the Episcopal Church has flowed beyond the nave where her gifts and skills have been shared in service to the following boards and committees: 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 Executive Council Committee on Antiracism. Community engagement included serving on a variety of boards, marching in rallies, testifying before the state legislature, and faith based community organizing.
Dr. Shepherd is a lifelong learner, who in 2016 received an Executive Certificate in Religious Fundraising from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy; in 2014 she earned a Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Becoming Beloved Community from McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, IL. She earned a Master of Divinity degree the former Seabury Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL where she received the Field Prize for homiletics in 1996. She also holds degrees in marketing, human resources development and business administration.
She has one adult daughter. Angela enjoys exploring the intersection between contemporary Christianity and culture, smooth jazz, the outdoors, fine arts, and sports. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
THE 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.
THE REV. DR. CORINNE CRAMMER received her undergraduate degree and an MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. After a number of years in the business world, Corinne received a Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School with a certificate in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School. She was ordained as a Deacon at St. James Cathedral in Chicago in 1995 and as a Priest in 1995.
Corinne moved to Atlanta to attend Emory University where she received her PhD in Theological Studies in 2006. Corinne has also worked in the American Cancer Society’s Behavioral Research Center with a particular interest in the spirituality of cancer survivors. She has served in several priest positions throughout Atlanta and as an Assisting Priest at St. Bartholomew’s since 2009.
Corinne lives in central Gwinnett County, where she cares for a contingent of stray cats in addition to those she claims as her own.
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