Leadership Candidates - 2018
On Sunday, October 21, All Saints will hold a congregational vote to elect the following candidates for the roles of elder, deacon, and deaconess. Read more about each candidate below.
All candidates have been interviewed and approved by the All Saints Session. You may vote for any or all candidates in each category.
The All Saints Session (Ruling Elders and Pastors) approved the role of Deaconess in June 2015. Following that announcement, Tim Frickenschmidt lead a class on the Roles of Men and Women, including an explanation of the role of deaconess at All Saints. You can listen to audio from that class and access handouts at the link below:
Explanation of the Office of Elder
(from the Liturgy of Ordination: Explanation and Charge)
It belongs to those in the office of elder, both severally and jointly, to watch diligently over the flock committed to his charge, that no corruption of doctrine or of morals enter therein. You must exercise government and discipline, and take oversight not only of the spiritual interests of the particular church, but also the Church generally when called thereunto.
You are to visit the people at their homes, especially the sick. You are to instruct the ignorant, comfort the mourner, nourish and guard the children of the Church. You are to pray with and for the people, being careful and diligent in seeking the fruit of the Word and Sacraments among the flock. You are to love and serve the people among whom you work, caring alike for young and old, strong and weak, rich and poor. In all that you do, you are to nourish Christ's people from the riches of his grace, and strengthen them to glorify God in this life and in the life to come.
David has lived in Austin for the past 22 years. He and his wife, Joelle, have been married 15 years and have three children: Evie, Witt, and Hayes. They have attended All Saints since its inception. Over the years, David has served on the finance committee, the pastoral search committee, in the men's ministry, and Small Saints.
Bob retired in 2012 following a 38-year career in trade association management in Washington, DC. He and his wife, Susie, moved to Austin in 2013 and joined All Saints in 2014. While in Washington, Bob served as a member of the Session of McLean Presbyterian Church, PCA.
My name is Gary Loudamy. I am blessed to be married to my wife, Gail, who I met here at All Saints in 2010 after losing my first wife of 38 years. I enjoyed a 30-year career with Johnson & Johnson, and am currently enjoying a second career as an Operating Partner with Greenridge Investment Partners. I enjoy traveling with Gail, cooking, fishing, tennis and loving our 3 grandchildren.
Explanation of the Office of Deacon
(from the Liturgy of Ordination: Explanation and Charge)
In the name of Jesus Christ, you are to serve all people, particularly the poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely.
As a deacon in the Church, you are to study the Holy Scriptures, to seek nourishment from them, and to model your life upon them. You are to make Christ and his redemptive love known, by your word and example, to those among whom you live, and work, and worship. And you are to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world.
It is also your duty as a deacon to develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church, to devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people, and to distribute these gifts according to the purposes for which they are contributed. At all times, your life and teaching are to show Christ's people that in serving the helpless they are serving Christ himself.
Ben grew up on his family's farm north of Peoria, Ill., and became a believer at a young age. He attended Vanderbilt University for his undergraduate degree and later moved to Austin to attend UT to study city planning and urban design. Ben now works for the City of Austin in the Planning & Zoning Department.
Oliver moved to Austin in 2006 from Boston via Tennessee, where he grew up. His has been married to Leslie since 2007 and they have three (3) boys: Cannon (9), Clark (7), and Caden (5). The Chiangs started attending All Saints in 2009. Oliver is a Supervisor of Engineering at LCRA and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, reading, and watching films.
A native of Brazoria County, Texas, Kyle currently lives in Austin with his wife Heather and sons Jude and Ari. Kyle attended All Saints in 2008-2009 and became a member upon returning to Austin in 2012. Heather joined All Saints after her marriage to Kyle in 2014. Kyle works as an attorney and holds degrees in Philosophy and Classics from Texas Tech University and in Theological Studies and Law from Harvard University. Kyle's interests include cooking, reading, and music.
Taylor and his wife Erin have been attending All Saints since 2007. They have two boys, Jimmy (4) and John David (2). Taylor practices environmental and regulatory law at Vinson & Elkins LLP.
Evan grew up in St. Louis and moved to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University. He and his wife Ashley lived in Charlotte before moving to Austin in 2011. Evan works in finance for an energy company and is an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Evan and Ashley live in South Austin and have two children, Harper (6) and Hayes (4). Evan serves as an usher, greeter, and at the welcome table and has been worshipping at All Saints for three years.
Pete Myers is 72 years old and retired, after serving 28 years in the U.S. Army and working 12 years in the Texas Department of State Health Services. He and Karen, married 47 years, share a deep belief in God, His dear Son, our Savior Christ Jesus, and the Holy Spirit in us all. They love how God’s plan brought them to All Saints Presbyterian Church two-and-a-half years ago and how He is using All Saints to grow them as ever-faithful Christians. Pete loves serving All Saints: by helping with handy-man projects around the church, serving on the All Saints Landscape Committee, providing Helping Hands to the Children’s Ministry and being in two Small Groups. Pete is prepared and excited to serve our church in whatever ways he is called.
Joel is married to Melissa and they have 3 children: Harper (9), Greer (7), and Preston (4). They've been attending All Saints since 2010 and live in Southwest Austin. Joel has been in government and regulatory affairs for almost 20 years. And he's a Sooner.
Mark and his wife Dana have been married for 11 years and members at All Saints for four. They have two children, Will and Naomi. Mark is from Dallas, and moved to Austin about twenty years ago after college to work for a member of the Texas legislature, and grew to love the city. For the past ten years, Mark has been working in investment management for a Texas endowment. This is his third year of teaching children’s Sunday School. Mark loves the opportunity God gives us to serve, encourage, and bless one another as we develop a closer relationship with Him.
Joelle is a mom of three young kids (Evie, Witt, and Hayes) and the wife of David. She is a founding member of All Saints, and was one of the original staff members. She has been involved in many different aspects of the church over the years, and, most recently, helped launch the Infertility and Pregnancy Loss ministry. She loves baking, reading, and spending time with those she loves!
Leslie Chiang is wife to Oliver and Mom to Cannon, Clark, and Caden. She loves serving at All Saints through the music ministry. Coming alongside people in need is a blessing and joy to her. She teaches group fitness classes and is skincare enthusiast.
Michael is married to Josh Clark and is mother to three children, Piper in 9th grade, Fletcher in 6th grade, and Silas in 3rd grade. Since moving to Austin from Mississippi four years ago, she has become involved at All Saints in various capacities and loves being part of this local church body. Michael enjoys serving at her children’s school, organizing and DIY projects, creating and enjoying art, and playing tennis.
Jen and her husband, Matt, have been members of All Saints since 2004. They have three boys: Henry (12), Crawford (10), and JB (8).
Erin has been married to Taylor for ten years. They have two sons, Jimmy and John David, and are expecting a girl in December. Erin is from Austin, graduated from Texas A&M, and worked as a teacher before starting a family. Now she stays home with her kids and her house plants, and enjoys reading, baking, and running.
Kristin, along with her husband Marc, attended All Saints in the early days of the church plant, and have been active members since 2008. Kristin spends most of her time with her children, Harrison (11) and Lauren (8), and serves in volunteer roles at their schools, Casis Elementary and Trinity Episcopal School. She has served on the board of Hand to Hold, an organization supporting families with babies in the NICU, and recently joined the East Austin Young Life board. At All Saints, Kristin serves as a Children's Hallway Coordinator and helped plan the women's retreat in 2016.
Gail has been a member of All Saints since its inception. Her daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughter (Sara, Garrett, and Wren Lathan) are also members. For 19 years, Gail taught Kindergarten at a Classical Christian school in Austin. She now enjoys teaching 3 -and 4-year-olds in Children’s church with her husband Gary, and being involved in the Women’s Gathering Ministry. Gail's hobbies include reading, gardening, working out and travel. She and Gary married seven years ago, each having lost a spouse of many years.
Mary Beth has been a member of All Saints since 2008. She has served with the ministry of Cru for 18 years. Her current role includes producing film and mentoring millennials.
Joanne and husband of forty-two years Dr. Ira Harrison (Harry) Moore moved to Austin in 2009 from L.A. (Lower Alabama) and joined All Saints soon after. They have been blessed with six children, and come December, twelve grandchildren. At present, Joanne is working on a certificate in Spiritual Direction from NewWay Ministries and is one of the women's ministry Spiritual Directors. She is also leader of the Women's TRIAD ministry (intimate, women's spiritual formation groups), as well as host of 60+ S.P.F. (Support, Prayer, & Fellowship) - a support group for women sixty years and over which meets in her home.
Dana and her husband, Mark, have been married for 11 years and have two kids, Will and Naomi. After 15 years in the business world, Dana is now dedicated to educating their children and serving in the church and community. Dana passionate about laughter, prayer and helping others understand and use their spiritual gifts.
Missy Wood moved to Austin two years ago with her husband Asher, and three kids, Gaia, Presley, and Marlon. She began her story in North Carolina, and as she's lived in NC, TN, CA, and now TX, her faith has been a valuable foundation for her. She reflects with gratitude the way the Lord has blessed, rescued, and called her, each step of her journey, from being called to particular geography and people to being called to serve in a particular way. She's used her gifts to serve and lead in creative endeavors, through design, photography, painting and drawing, as well as nurturing artistic opportunities for others in teaching, planning events, and curating exhibitions. The healing she's seen in her own life, particularly in surviving cancer, has given her an enhanced appreciation for strong community, and a desire and sensibility to seek out others that need healing and love.