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Standing Committee

Elect one lay member and one priest member, each for a three-year term; no successive full terms permitted. 

 Lay 

 

Mary Caroline Davies Cravens
Member, Cathedral of St. Philip, Atlanta
marycarolined@cs.com | (918) 519-0444

 

I am excited to find a way to serve the many wonderful
parishes of Middle and North Georgia!

  • Princeton AB, Johns Hopkins PhD, Vanderbilt JD
  • Cathedral of St. Philip
  • Chapter – Senior Warden, Jan 2016-Dec 2017
  • Cathedral Preschool Board, 2011-present, Chair 2015-16
  • Ricks-Wheeler Fund Board (HIV/AIDS Service Grants), 2013-present
  • Parish Commission on Ministry, 2017-present
  • Respite Care Atlanta Board (inter-faith congregational respite program),                
    2017-present
  • Altar Guild – Chair, St. Mary’s Chapel, 2017-present
  • ECW Board, 2013-present

Clergy

 

The Very Rev. Monica Mainwaring
Vicar, Church of the Common Ground, Atlanta
vicar@churchofthecommonground.org | (858) 652-8059

  • Interested in the church's health, vitality, and readiness for mission.
  • Believes effective collegiality allows the church to garner its collective wisdom.
  • Experience of diocesan leadership: Dean of the Mid-Atlanta Convocation,
    member of DMST and Global Mission Commissions in Atlanta;
    in previous dioceses, member of Evangelism, Development, Nominating, Disciplinary,
    and Youth Collaborative Commissions.
  • Solutions-oriented mindset and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Brings perspective of the disenfranchised and a wide array of community partnerships
    that the church works with amidst urban poverty.

 

 

The Rev Fabio Sotelo
Priest Associate, St. Bede's, Atlanta
fabiosotelo@hotmail.com | (678) 541-1730

 

Padre Fabio is a tireless advocate for the Jesus Movement.
He is dedicated to walking beside others and will be a true asset
to the Standing Committee in our diocese. His ministries include:             

  • Priest Associate at San Beda’s/St. Bede's, Atlanta
  • Priest at San Eduardo/St. Edward's, Lawrenceville
  • Member of Commission on Ministry
  • Member of Advisory Board to Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing
  • Member of Commission of Hispanic Ministries
 

 

Nikki Mathis
Rector, St. Gregory the Great, Athens
rector@stgregoryathens.org | (706)546-7553 ext. 2

 

Began work on Standing Committee in early 2018, completing a former member’s unfinished term. We’ve done important work together in improving how we can support members of the diocese, but that work is ongoing, and I’m deeply committed to continue in that, given the opportunity. Previously in the diocese, I’ve served on the Executive Board, and Title IV Revision Committee. I’m currently represent the diocese as a Trustee for Sewanee: University of the South.  

 

Trustee for Sewanee: The University of the South

Elect one lay trustee for a three-year term. Must consult with bishop diocesan prior to nomination.

 

Harold Rahn
Senior Warden, St. George, Griffin
halrahn@norcominc.com | (404) 213-3483

 
  • 1976 Sewanee graduate
  • Past Chair of the University's Visiting Committee, an advisory board to the Vice Chancellor
  • Over 25 years of continuous financial support to The University of the South
  • Current Advisory Board Member to the Beecken Center at The School of Theology
  • EfM Graduate
  • Past Chair and current Trustee at St. George's Episcopal School, Milner GA
  • Completed Disaster Chaplain training through the Beecken Center in Sewanee
  • Current Senior Warden St. George's Episcopal Church, Griffin GA

 

 

George B. Williamson
Member, St. Martin in the Fields, Brookhaven
george@gbwilliamson.com | (404) 291-4208

Since elected in 2012, George has participated in almost all Sewanee trustee
meetings/events. For the past eight years, he has co-hosted
the Sewanee-Atlanta dinner for advanced degree students
from the Diocese of Atlanta. He attended the EFM 40th Anniversary Event
and Sewanee Dinners at the 2015 and 2018 General Conventions.

Parish

  • Senior Warden (3 terms)
  • Endowment Fund Chair (6 years)

Diocese

  • Sewanee Trustee (6 years)
  • Executive Board (4 years)
  • Finance Committee (6 years)
 
 

Board of Governors, Mikell Camp & Conference Center  

Elect two governors, lay or clerical, for a three-year term; no consecutive full terms.

 

John Ballard
Senior Warden, Grace-Calvary, Clarkesville
jpballard3@gmail.com | (706) 201-0217

 

Currently serving as Sr. Warden at Grace-Calvary in Clarkesville.
I have been a camper, on summer staff, and regularly serve on the dean staff
for Work Camp at Mikell. I have served previously on the Mikell Board.
I am very excited for the prospect of serving again on the Board at Mikell
during this wonderful period of MIkell's history.
Nomination approved by convocation.

 

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Timothy F. Lytle 
Member, Grace-Calvary, Clarkesville
tlytle@piedmont.edu | (706) 754-8303

I worked at Mikell on summer staff (4 summers), as interim director (1 summer),
assistant director (2 summers), dean and dean’s staff member (multiple weeks).
I worked as interim director at two other camps. Previously, I served several
terms on 
the Mikell Board. I teach philosophy and religion at Piedmont College.
I have served on the vestry and various committees at Grace-Calvary.
I am currently on the worship committee and a delegate to Annual Council.