Leading St. Michael’s life and ministry is a shared responsibility of members, clergy and staff. The Vestry is an elected governing board whose members have designated responsibilities. The Staff includes professional worship leaders and administrators. Many other members are involved leading ministry teams and groups. You will find more information about those areas under SERVING and FELLOWSHIP.
Our Vestry 2017
Our Vestry is a good reflection of our parish. We are newer and long-time members, traditional and contemporary in our worship preferences, different colors, national heritages and sexual orientations, life-long Episcopalians and new to this branch of Christ’s Church. Please pray for and appreciate these fine volunteer leaders!
- William George, Senior Warden –
- Meghan Birdseye, Junior Warden – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sam Atere-Roberts – Buildings and Grounds
- Peter Brook – Parish Care
- Steve Hart – Community Engagement
- Michelle Johnson – Special Events
- Kathy Moyer – Christian Formation
- Christine Success - Newcomer Engagement
- Clarke Weigle - Communications
- Leslyn Weekes, Treasurer (ex-officio)
- Beth Kroger, Secretary (ex-officio)
The Rev. Winston Arthur, Rector - Elect rector@stmichaelstone mountan.org
A native of Barbados, The Reverend R. Winston Arthur obtained a Bachelors Degree in History and Politics and an LLB in Law from the University of the West Indies in 2002 and 2005, respectively. He most recently lived in the British Virgin Islands where he practiced law as a commercial litigator and served as Executive Director of an International Offshore Trust Company. Rev Winston followed God's call to ordained ministry in 2011 and became a postulant for Holy Orders in the Diocese of the Virgin Islands in 2013. He obtained a Masters of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS) in Alexandria, Virginia where he was appointed by the Dean as a Sacristan of the Immanuel Chapel. He was ordained to the transitional Diaconate on 31st July, 2016 in the Diocese of the Virgin Islands. He was called to be the Rector of St. Michael and All Angels in Stone Mountain in April 2017. Rev Winston and his wife, Laura, reside in Johns Creek, Georgia with their two children, Symone and Richie.
St. Michael’s is blessed to have staff members who not only serve with professionalism but who bring an uplifting spirit to all of us.
Muriel Diguette, Parish Administrator – email@example.com
Muriel Hays Diguette has served in a number of Episcopal parishes and previously was Assistant to the Bishop of Atlanta. She keeps the office running here at St. Michael’s and prepares the Sunday bulletins and the weekly e-newsletter and updates the website. She welcomes everyone with good cheer. Muriel is in the office Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. She lives in Tucker where she enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and writing.
Brownie Sway, Finance Clerk – firstname.lastname@example.org
Brownie is a member of St. Michael's. She has done church bookkeeping for several different denominations. She works at St. Michael’s on Tuesdays and alternating Thursdays. Her favorite pastime is spending time with her new granddaughter.
Mary Lou Rahn, Organist - email@example.com
Mary Lou has nurtured her love of music through playing for a variety of churches in Atlanta for 35 years. Her 38 year professional career included teaching nursing at a local college, managing services in a local state psychiatric hospital, and working on state and federal initiatives within the state office of mental health, developmental disabilities and addictive diseases. Mary Lou enjoys working outdoors, cooking and baking.
Dawn-Marie James, Choir Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Vocal Performance Professor Dawn Marie James leads by her belief that music is to be enjoyed. Her love of music and devotion to excellence has taken her from Jamaica to Germany, Spain, Brazil, Canada, and the United States. A church musician for over 30 years, she strives to create a fun, stress-free and relaxed environment in her teaching and rehearsals. Dawn-Marie is at St. Michael’s on Sundays and for Wednesday evening rehearsals. In her spare time, you may find her doing Zumba, yoga and Tai Chi, or reading on her deck.