Parishioner Profiles

Here you can read profiles of some of our parishioners. We have an archive of articles first published in the All Souls Connection, which will be uploaded here. These were first written by retired journalist Nancy Marlowe, and are continued by Nancy, Susan Blexrud, and other parishioners.

David Jordan

David Jordan gives much to All Souls. He volunteers in the office, sings in the choir, serves as the chair of the Cathedral Arts Commisison, just rotated off of the Vestry for the second time (after serving … Learn More

Ross and Gwin Jones

Keeping up with the Joneses cannot be done. All Souls’ adjunct clergyman Ross Jones and his wife, Gwin, have served the church worldwide. It is dizzying to relate their life story. It begins in the deepest … Learn More

Margaret Scott

Margaret Scott is the red-haired woman who turns the pages for Kyle Ritter’s virtuoso performances on All Soul’s organ.  “The hardest thing,” Margaret said, “is that if I mess up, it looks as if the … Learn More

All Souls Experience: Ushers

When my annual pledge envelope arrives in the mail, I prayerfully consider my financial commitment, and I also peruse the form that asks me to consider how I might serve All Souls in the coming year.  … Learn More

All Souls Experience: Bibles and Beer

For several months last fall, I had wanted to attend Bibles and Beer, a relatively new All Souls ministry that meets Thursday evenings at Appalachian Vintners on Biltmore Avenue.  It seemed like a … Learn More

Loretta Andrews: A Spark Ignites a Flame

​I like the word “exponential,” but I rarely have an opportunity to use it. However, there’s no better word to describe the impact of the non-profit, Children First, on the mind and heart of the All Souls’ … Learn More

Will Bryant: On a Mission

SeafarersIt’s hard to believe but my year of missionary service in Hong Kong is swiftly coming to a close. By the time this is newsletter is published, I will have less than two months left! Mission work … Learn More

Carol Anders:  The Arts and Advocacy

Before Carol Anders was a congregant at All Souls, she was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. “I figure my next church will be All Sinners,” she said with a laugh. But … Learn More

Susan Blexrud: A 3 Behind the Scenes

In her retirement, Susan Blexrud is fighting the tendency to exert her Enneagram “3.”  For those of you not familiar with the Enneagram, it is an ancient system that tests personality types to determine … Learn More

Tom Crook: Photography and EFM

​“There are so many good works taking place at All Souls, and I’m just happy I can take photographs to help capture them,” said Tom Crook, who has always been interested in photography and currently contributes … Learn More

Tom Whittington: Documenting Our Communal Life

​In the diverse community of believers that is All Souls, there are cradle Episcopalians and Episcopalians by their chinny-chin-chins. By his wife Robbin’s admission, Tom Whittington is one of the latter. … Learn More

Our Graduating Seniors

Tenor Sully Hart and our other Choir Scholar, Julia Suskauer, were profiled in the March Connection this year. Sully is graduating from AC Reynolds High School, where he sings in the choir and plays saxophone … Learn More

Jennifer Ramming and OpenDoors

Jennifer Ramming is a study in determination. An adopted child, she was taught to love any and all, regardless of origin or perceived potential. She was in foster care as a baby because it was feared she … Learn More

Choir Scholars Julia Suskauer and Sully Hart

If you think teenagers are only concerned with themselves, you haven’t met Julia Suskauer and Sully Hart, this year’s recipients of the Cathedral Scholarship program. These two dynamic young members of … Learn More