Staff and Vestry
Staff Christmas Party, December 2013
The Reverend Brent Alan Melton, Rector
My family and I were called to Richmond, Virginia in August 2013. My wife, Kathryn, and I are natives of North Carolina. I was born and raised in Wilmington and Kathryn in Charlotte. We met when we were both teachers in Wilmington, NC in 2001. I taught 4th grade and Kathryn taught special education. I am blessed with a smart, supportive, and inspiring wife.
I attended Sewanee’s School of Theology in Tennessee for seminary and received my Masters in Divinity in May 2005. Kathryn taught one more year of school before attending UNC Law School. We married the week after my seminary graduation by the beach in Vero Beach, Florida. My first position was an assistant minister at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, for two and half years, while Kathryn practiced law. In June 2007, our first son, Harrison, was born. In December 2007 I was called to serve as rector of Christ Church in Elizabeth City. We had our second son, John David, in May 2010. I served in Elizabeth City for five and half years.
In 2011, I began work on a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching at Sewanee’s School of Theology. I continue to value education on both sides of the desk in order to serve God the best way possible. We enjoy being active members in both our church and our community. We look forward to getting more involved as we learn more about this incredible city we are ecstatic to now call home. I believe in an “open-door” policy as a minister and think communication is the key in all relationships, especially in the church. We hope you will visit us at All Saints Church for Sunday worship (8 am or 10:30 am) or any time during the week. Blessings!
In Christ’s Name, Brent +
The Rev. Brent Melton, Rector
The Reverend William L. Queen, Jr., Associate Rector
Bill was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He studied at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL; the Université Paul Valéry in Montpellier, France; and the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ. Bill is married to Lynn Ellen and they have three children: Thomas, Anna, and Philip.
Bill worked in business for several years before attending Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Bill has previously served as Associate Rector of St. Paul’s By-the-Sea in Jacksonville Beach, FL, and Rector of St. Barnabas in Richmond, VA. He has served as Associate Rector of All Saints since 2002. Contact Bill at email@example.com.
Andy Koebler, Organist and Choirmaster
Organist and Choirmaster of All Saints, Andy received his earliest musical training in Philadelphia under the direction of his father and from the Choirmaster at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church. His musical training continued at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, and at the College of New Jersey. He has held church positions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois, and has been at All Saints Church since 1989. In addition to his work at All Saints, he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Richmond for thirteen years. Contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blair Bruch, Director of Children's Christian Education
Blair is a long-standing member of All Saints, and was hired as our new Director of Children's Christian Education in August 2012. She and her staff of Sunday School teachers and helpers have an exciting, inspiring school year planned for the children of our parish. Blair also coordinates our Vacation Bible School program. Blair and husband Chris have two young adult children
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Wayne Pitts, Youth Director
Wayne was born and raised at All Saints. He was a choir member, acolyte, actively participated in youth group, and went on several US and international mission trips as a youth. He found his experience with the EYC to be not only spiritually rewarding, but also a comfortable environment in which to gather with friends, and share and learn about faith. Wayne's goal is to recreate this rewarding experience for each child or young person who comes through the doors of All Saints!
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Micki Parr, Office Manager and Webmaster
A native of Illinois, Micki is new to the Richmond area, by way of IN, AZ, and GA. She arrived at All Saints in July 2012 with extensive experience in church work, including parish office management, communications/media, college youth ministries, and stewardship campaigns. Before relocating to Richmond, she worked as the Office and Communications Manager of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Columbus, GA (2011-2012); Ministry Coordinator of the Columbus State University Newman Center in Columbus, GA (2010-2012); and Stewardship Council member at St. Anne Catholic Church in Columbus, GA (2010-2012). Micki has a B.A. from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN, and is currently pursuing an M.Ed. in School Counseling. Contact Micki at email@example.com.
Natallia Chyhryna, Financial Secretary
Natallia joined our staff in April 2012. She is a proud mother of two: Edward, age 12, and Liza, age 3 (who attends All Saints Preschool!). Natallia holds a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Belarus State University in Belarus, and she has previous work experience as a legal assistant at Russian Immigration Services, and as an administrative assistant / bookkeeper for non-profit religious organizations including Tikvat Israel Messianic Jewish Congregation and Hope for Israel Relief Fund. Contact Natallia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Bianco, Building & Grounds Coordinator
Originally from Michigan, family relocation brought Lori to Virginia several years ago. She has a wide variety of office experience, and served as Administrative Assistant at three different churches during her career. Lori was originally hired at All Saints to serve as Interim Office Manager during Micki Parr's temporary leave of absence. Lori was later made a permanent staff member to fulfill the position of Building & Grounds Coordinator. Contact Lori at email@example.com.
Judy Kronimus, Nursery Director
Judy has worked in the All Saint’s Nursery for fifteen years and has been the Nursery Director for the past six years. She has a degree in elementary education, with graduate studies in Early Childhood Education. In addition, to this, she has also taught for approximately 20 years. Judy also currently works as a full-time nanny and she tutors elementary math and language arts in the evenings and on weekends.
Judy loves her work at All Saints and loves being a part of the church. She especially loves caring for and nurturing our tiniest parishioners and providing opportunities for their parents to participate in worship and other activities with little or no worry about their children being in her care.
The Vestry serves as our parish council, on which each Vestry member is an elected representative of the parish. Vestry members are elected for three-year terms. The terms are staggered, so each year we elect new Vestry members to make up one-third of the council.