Church Clergy

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Reggie Simmons

Rector

Fr. W. Reginald Simmons is a native of Mullins, South Carolina, a small tobacco town located on the banks of the Great Pee Dee River in Marion County, born the oldest of three sons to Warren and Fannie Simmons.

After graduating from Mullins High School in 1983, and The Citadel The Military College of South Carolina in 1987, he was Commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor and Cavalry. The next four years Fr. Reggie spent serving our country as a soldier in uniform both in the Continental United States and abroad. He then spent ten years as a pharmaceutical and medical device sales representative and territory sales manager for the likes of Eli Lilly and Company, Guidant Corporation and Sheridan Healthcare.

He entered seminary at The Divinity School at Duke University with the hope of fulfilling a calling acknowledged at age 16, to become a Priest. Thus, after finishing a post graduate year of study at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia in 2010 and five years of service in the Church as a Ministry Intern/Resident, he was ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on May 30, 2015 and to the Priesthood on November 21, 2015.

After his ordination, he was called to be the Curate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Washington, DC in August of 2015. Further, after completion of his Curacy, he was similarly called to the Assistant Rector’s position at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Southport, NC on August 1, 2016, where he fulfilled many of the responsibilities of the Rector.

Fr. Reggie is married to the former Kimberly Louise Robertson, and they are the proud parents of Savannah and Winston.

Father Reggie began his ministry at St. Aidan’s on August 1, 2017.

 

Church Staff

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Elizabeth Alvarez

Director of STAMP,

St. Aidan’s Music Project

A native of the South, Elizabeth Alvarez, violinist & violist, received her Bachelor’s degree in Music with Honors from Indiana University and later earned a Masters of Music in Music Theory.  An avid chamber musician, Elizabeth is a founding member and co-director of the Kazanetti String Quartet, is the second violinist of the Summer Quartet, a seasonal string quartet based in New England, and performs with orchestras and chamber groups throughout the southeast as both violinist and violist.  She teaches violin, viola, & music theory, and coaches chamber music.  In addition, Elizabeth orchestrates and arranges music. She is a former Artist-in Residence at Wildacres Retreat, a previous recipient of a Fulton County Arts Council Fellowship, and is a Fellow at The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences.

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Rebecca Cline

Newcomer & Membership Shepherd

Rebecca is a Virginia native, born and raised in Springfield and a graduate of Virginia Tech with a BA in History.

Rebecca and her husband Bryan spent the last 20 years in Ashland, VA as members of Saint James the Less Episcopal Church. Rebecca served as a Senior High School Youth Group Leader, as member of a Search Committee, and as Junior Warden and as Secretary. She also owned and operated her own Senior Moving and Auction business for eight years.

Rebecca has two daughters, Annika, 21, and Corinna, 19, who are in college in Virginia and Louisiana respectively. She is throughly entertained by her mean orange cat and very fluffy Welsh Corgi. She is also an avid Premier Football fan (Leicester City!!) and is an avid reader.

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Charles Higgs

Director of Music Ministries

Charles is a native of Clarksville, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Westminster Choir College in Princeton. He holds a Master’s of Sacred Music from Mercer University in Macon, GA. He studied under Ken Cowan, Diane Meredith Belcher, and Robert Parris.

Upon graduation Charles was appointed Associate Organist at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, where he served for nine years. Charles was St. Luke’s primary organist,  accompanying the chancel choir, directing the Junior Chorister Choir, and  collaborating on weekly liturgy with the music staff and clergy.  In addition, he planned and played at funerals, weddings, and organ demonstrations for groups touring St. Luke’s historic sanctuary. At present he maintains an active studio, teaching piano and organ to students of all ages

 
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Ellen Keel

Director of Family Ministries

Ellen has lived in Johns Creek for the past 18 years, the longest she’s ever stayed in one place! Coming from a military family, she has lived in Europe and traveled to all but 10 of our United States. She is a graduate of Auburn University (BA Psychology/Speech Communication) and currently works for Fulton County Schools. Ellen has 4 children, ranging in age from 28 to 12, and a 2-year-old grandson, all of whom keep her on her toes and in touch with the world through many different perspectives.

Ellen began teaching religious education the same year that she graduated from high school, and she has never stopped. She has been a teacher at all levels, from pre-school through young adults. While each age-group offers unique challenges and rewards, she believes that helping parents provide a solid faith foundation for their young children, is one of the most valuable gifts the church has to offer. She is humbled, but excited, to be called to lead Family Ministries at St. Aidan’s.

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Carol Sweet

Parish Administrator

Carol has been with St. Aidan’s since July 2014. Prior to coming St. Aidan’s she worked for another church for 14 years where she was responsible for membership database, bulletins and newsletters, and much more . She graduated from SUNY Potsdam in upstate New York and has a degree in Art History/Art Studio.

Carol has been a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Roswell for over twenty years where she raised her three, now adult, children. She is a member there of the Altar Guild and Daughters of the King.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and art activities.

 
 

Church Vestry

Curtis Mills   Senior Warden (2019)

Curtis Mills

Senior Warden (2019)

John Thielens   (2019)

John Thielens

(2019)

Jess Heald   (2021)

Jess Heald

(2021)

Barry Mansell   Treasurer

Barry Mansell

Treasurer

Mike Nolan   Junior Warden (2020)

Mike Nolan

Junior Warden (2020)

Hazel Gerber   (2020)

Hazel Gerber

(2020)

Jay Reilly   (2021)

Jay Reilly

(2021)

Jacqueline Kenton   Clerk

Jacqueline Kenton

Clerk

Meg Bowerman   (2019)

Meg Bowerman

(2019)

Joanne Goione   (2020)

Joanne Goione

(2020)

Keith Richards   (2021)

Keith Richards

(2021)

Chuck Johnson   (2019)

Chuck Johnson

(2019)

Becky Sullivan   (2020)

Becky Sullivan

(2020)

Vickie Scott   (2021)

Vickie Scott

(2021)

 

Preschool Staff

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Julie Alexsandrowicz

Director, St. Aidan’s Preschool

Julie Aleksandrowicz is originally from the Chicago, Illinois  area. She has lived in Cumming since 1993. She and her husband, Steve, have 2 children, Heather & Stephen. Being the eldest of 8 children, Julie has spent her life around children. Before coming to St. Aidan’s in 2012, she was a preschool teacher and director for over 10 years. Her career has been dedicated to caring for and working with children.

Julie would love for you to come in and tour the school! Our preschool is a loving, warm and secure environment with dedicated teachers!

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Giovanna Bimblich

Assistant Director, St. Aidan’s Preschool

Students fondly call Giovanna Ms. G. I am so excited for this school year!

Giovanna was born in Panama City, Panama, where her parents still live. After graduating high school, Giovanna attended Les Roches Hotel Management School in Switzerland. She later spent a year in Beijing, China.

Giovanna’s beautiful family includes husband, David, to whom she had been married 13 years. They share two children, Jonathan, her 10 year old 4th grader and Emma, her 6 year old 1st grader.  

Ms. G loves working with children and enjoys all the fun at St. Aidan’s Preschool! She looks forward to working with your family this year!

 
Betiana Bet    Assistant Teacher, 2s Class

Betiana Bet

Assistant Teacher, 2s Class

Jessica Caldwell    Lead Teacher, 3s 4-Day Class

Jessica Caldwell

Lead Teacher, 3s 4-Day Class

Angela Choureiri    Lead Teacher, 2s Class

Angela Choureiri

Lead Teacher, 2s Class

Malini Ganji    Lead Teacher, 3s 3-Day Class

Malini Ganji

Lead Teacher, 3s 3-Day Class

 
Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan    Assistant Teacher, 3s 5-Day Class

Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan

Assistant Teacher, 3s 5-Day Class

Patty Naranjo    Lead Teacher, Pre-K Class

Patty Naranjo

Lead Teacher, Pre-K Class

Jessica Reynolds    Assistant Teacher, MMO & 2s Class

Jessica Reynolds

Assistant Teacher, MMO & 2s Class

Becca Riggs    Assistant Teacher, 3s Class

Becca Riggs

Assistant Teacher, 3s Class

 
Marian Schiff    Assistant Teacher, Pre-K Class

Marian Schiff

Assistant Teacher, Pre-K Class

Carolyn Walsh    Lead Teacher, MMO

Carolyn Walsh

Lead Teacher, MMO

Nancilee Wolfe    Lead Teacher, 2s Class

Nancilee Wolfe

Lead Teacher, 2s Class

Pamela Simpson    Lead Teacher, 3s 5-Day Class

Pamela Simpson

Lead Teacher, 3s 5-Day Class