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Redeemer Vestry & More

Church leadership is called The Vestry. Think of it as a board of directors for the goings-on of the church. The vestry participates in day-to-day church business, they represent the church in official matters, and members also participate in church services in various ways. In the words of one Vestry member, "I think the goal of our vestry is simply to do everything possible to keep the doors open so that all of us who love Redeemer so much can continue to do the work God has asked us to do." 

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Father Ken Cumbie

Father Ken has been a priest in the Episcopal Diocese since 1993. He served as a Navy Chaplain for 24 years as well as a Hospital Chaplain and Parish Priest.

Father Ken says, "Over and over again my life has been enriched and blessed by others." Redeemer is blessed to have him lead the parish.  

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Ken

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Bridget
Archer

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Bridget Archer works with the Mobile County Public School System and is on the board of numerous non-profit organizations in the Mobile community. Her children and Colin are smart, spirited, and compassionate and her husband, Thomas, always keeps life interesting. 

Bridget Archer, Senior Warden

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Richard
Wilkins

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I have been an Episcopalian since childhood. My father was a priest. Attended Shaw high school, University of South Al., and Southwest Tech.School. I have one daughter and one grandson. l have worked as a maintenance director and supervisor. Retired from Scott Paper Co. Really like Redeemer and look forward to serving on the vestry.

Richard Wilkins, Junior Warden

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Sara Robinson, Vestry

I have been an Episcopalian all my life. I joined Redeemer 18 years ago. I have two wonderful children, Hannah and Emory. I love the traditions and liturgy of the Episcopal Church along with the acceptance of all God’s children. 

 

I have worked at Providence Hospital for 30 years. I started as a transporter there and have been in Physical Therapy for 25 years. 

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Robinson

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Betty
Moak

Betty moved to Mobile six years ago after the death of her husband to live near her son.  She is retired from education and has been an active member of a teacher’s society for 31 years, (including serving in a local chapter here in Mobile.)  She moved her letter to Redeemer in the last year and has found service to God and this church in the choir.  “I look forward to being an integral part of the community known as ‘Redeemer’.” 

Betty Moak, Vestry

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Kate Finnegan, Vestry

Katie moved her letter to Redeemer and has been a welcome participant as an Acolyte. She is originally from Ocean Springs, MS, but attended South Alabama for her bachelor’s degree several years ago and moved to Mobile in 2018. She works at Memorial Hospital in Human Resources and is definitely glad to be back Mobile, where she enjoys the symphony, plays at JJP and the wonderful brunch scene. She says, “While the pandemic put a temporary halt on my church search, I’m very happy to find a kind and generous community at Redeemer.” 

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Kate
Finnegan

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Ellen 
Copeland

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Pictured with Santa. I am a recently retired Social Worker (September 2020). I am a cradle Episcopalian and grew up in Demopolis as a member at Trinity Church. I attended Camp McDowell from age 12 until I graduated and was active in all EYC and Youth Department activities of the Alabama Diocese and was a camp counselor for 5 years. I joined Church of the Redeemer in 2017.  I am not a birth-mother but have many children who call me mom.  I am married (Jerome Kekatos 2006) and we have been the happy retirement home for senior rescue animals for the last 8 yrs. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of our Redeemer community and its ministries.

Ellen Copeland, Vestry

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Scott Seale, Vestry

Scott is the proud owner of a Golden Retriever named Pabst. His hobbies include, hunting, fishing, grilling, and Family. He says, “My real job is Regional GM for Greif Inc., a global manufacturer of Industrial Packaging and Timberlands.”  He has been married to his wife, Dana for the 31 years and has 2 adult children, Meaghan and Hunter, and 1 GRANDBABY, Ava Lou! 

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Ellen Pitman, Vestry

I'm a retired bookkeeper and originally from Jackson, AL. I grew up Presbyterian and joined Redeemer Episcopal four years ago. I am enjoying cooking for the church cafe.

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Ellen

Pitman

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Will English, Vestry

I have been married to my wife Jane for 34 years and we have two daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. I worked full time for the Alabama Army National Guard for 27 years retiring in 2010. I had a total of 35 years of service with the Guard and the active component retiring as a Sergeant Major/E9. I am also a combat veteran serving in Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I belong to a mystic society where I served on the Board of Control for eight years. I am a life long Episcopalian and enjoy the parishioners and Redeemer more than any church I have ever attended. I promise to serve the church to the best of my abilities.

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Sue
Rollins

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Sue is a registered nurse by profession with 40+ years of experience.  She retired in 2017 and began to take a more active role in the many opportunities and activities at Redeemer.  She is an amateur photographer and enjoys getting out with her camera.  She is “owned” by two dogs, Rosie and Prissy.  She says, “I am a lover of Jesus and His people and can’t imagine a better church family than the Redeemer family.”

Sue Rollins

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Vivian
Watt

Vivian Watt, Treasurer Liason

I've been a member of Redeemer 30+ years! I enjoy playing in my yard and volunteering. I love spending time with family and friends. 

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David J. Ayers, Music Director

David has taught in the Alabama Community College System for the past 30 years teaching Choral Music, Voice, Piano, Music Theory and other general education music courses. He has prepared choirs for select performances at Carnegie Hall and state and regional choral festivals. 

 

David continues to serve as an adjudicator and clinician for state and district choral festivals. He is also serves as a collaborative conductor with regional choirs and universities. He holds memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, having served as the Two-Year College Board Representative for Alabama; Southern Region 2020 Conference Committee, and the Alabama Vocal Association, NAfME.

For 22 years he has served as Church Musician and Director of Music for Episcopal Church of Redeemer, Mobile, AL.

 

David holds the Master of Music in Voice Performance degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Mobile, and an AA in Music from Snead State College. He has also participated in study abroad programs in Italy and Korea.

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Director

David Ayers