Adult Teachers

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Dan Bridgeford

Dan holds a BS in Engineering Technology specializing in Computer Science from USF. He has been a member of All Saints’ since 1994, where he has been a certified Stephens Minister and Lay Eucharistic Minister. Dan is an active participant of the All Saints’ Parish Academy, is Chairman of Honduras Council, and he teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Parish Academy classes. Dan served on the All Saints' Vestry from 2014-2016. Dan is teaching a Spring, 2017 class entitled "Evangelism in Our Postmodern World." 

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Dr. Jim Chastain

Jim holds a Ph.D. and he is consulting engineer with degrees in civil engineering, environmental engineering and public health from the University of Florida and USF. He grew up in the Nazarene church, where he taught adult Sunday School, served on the Board and took lay minister courses. He then attended the Presbyterian Church (PCA) for 20 years and successfully completed the church’s Elder training courses. He has taught several semesters in All Saints’ Parish Academy. His focus is to follow Scripture in developing a Christian worldview to face the challenges of a hostile world. Dr. Chastain teaches Adult Sunday School classes and is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018). 

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Nancy Chastain

Nancy is a 5th generation Episcopalian and was confirmed at All Saints’ as a child. Upon marrying Jim Chastain she began attending church with him and served in a number of responsible teaching and ministry positions in the Nazarene and Presbyterian (PCA) churches prior to returning to All Saints’. Her focus has been relating Scripture to life and family applications. She has taught Middle School students at All Saints' and has actively participated in the Parish Academy and Wednesday morning Bible study. Nancy teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Youth Sunday School classes.

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Dr. Rickey Cotton

Dr. Rickey Cotton is a trained and commissioned presenter of Centering Prayer and of Lectio Divina and a facilitator of All Saints’ Monday night Centering Prayer group. He is on faculty at Southeastern University where he teaches courses in English and Religion. He has presented workshops on spirituality and our Christian heritage around the country. In addition to Contemplation: Living in the Spirit, Living with the Spirit, these have included such topics as The Desert Ammas and Abbas and Our Monastic Heritage. Rickey and his wife Anna live in Lakeland, FL, and are the parents of three adult daughters. Dr. Cotton taught a 2016 Winter Parish Academy class. He also leads our Advent and Lenten retreat days.

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Dr. Chery Dee

Chery is an Adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Florida State University and San Jose State University, California, with specialization in library management and electronic medical/consumer information sources. Preparation for teaching was from a BA from Michigan State, a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt and a Ph.D. from FSU. All Saints’ teaching includes Sunday School classes on Richard J. Foster’s book The Celebration of Disciplines and in 2012, I John, Chapters 1 and 3. Three years with the Education for Ministry (EFM) program and a variety of Episcopal classes since birth, provided the beginning of her biblical background. 

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The Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling

Father Reid's ministry as Rector began on November 14, 2016. He served as Priest-in-Charge from January 6 - November 13, 2016 and as Associate to the Rector for almost thirteen years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Science), the University of Texas at Austin (Master of Arts), Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Master of Divinity) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Fr. Reid has been teaching the Bible since his college days at LSU (1977). Fr. Reid enjoys teaching weekly: the Wednesday Morning Bible Study from 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Luke Classroom), the Friday Morning Men's Bible Study from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. (Parish Hall), and Wednesday Night Parish Academy classes (7:00 - 8:30 p.m). Fr. Reid also leads the Parent Class on Wednesday nights (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (10:00 - 10:40 a.m.). He also teaches The Rector's Perspective every winter (January - April) on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

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Dr. Byron Hodge

Byron is a life long Episcopalian, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is an adult Sunday School teacher and in the Order of St. Luke healing ministry. Byron is married to Janet and they have three children and five grandchildren. He is an oncologist for the Lakeland Regional Cancer Center. Byron taught a Fall Parish Academy class in 2016 on the life of King David. Dr. Hodge is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018).

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Dr. Charles Hulin is a pianist-composer with a specialization in faith integration. Charles is a member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and presented the opening concert of the Society’s 2013 conference consisting of his own hymn-based concert works. In addition to chairing the Department of Music at Southeastern University, he coordinates the Lasker Summer Music Festival, eastern North Carolina’s Christian performing arts festival. He has served Protestant and Catholic congregations in a variety of capacities and was the co-director of music for the Baltimore Baptist Association for several years. His current creative projects include Pilgrimage of Practice, a piano curriculum based on the life of Saint Columba and conceived as a means for students to engage learning an instrument as a spiritual discipline. Dr. Hulin taught a 2016 Winter Parish Academy class. 

 

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A lifelong Episcopalian, Bob grew up at St. Paul’s in Winter Haven. He and his wife have been members of All Saints' since 1985. Bob was ordained to the Diaconate on September 10th, 2016. Bob married Debbie in 1978 and they have four grown children, Emily, Rebecca, Ben and Meredith. Bob is the Director of the Outreach Committee and has taught Adult Sunday School classes. He taught New Testament in our Winter, 2017 class with Ignacio Morrell.  

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Martha Linder was born in Tampa and has lived in Florida all of her life, except for the eight years that she lived in Europe - where she taught in an international school. She majored in English literature in college. Marrying Scott Linder in 1971, Martha moved to Lakeland and continued to teach, but not in school. Martha has taught a weekly Bible study in her home for over forty years. She is active in the community, sitting on the boards of the Salvation Army, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Community Fund of Greater Lakeland, and Young Life. Martha loves to read, travel, play bridge, and visit with her friends. Martha teaches Adult Sunday School classes.

 

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George is a third generation Episcopalian. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy, Sewanee TN, where he studied the Bible and Anglican practices/traditions. He holds a BA in Citri-Business from Florida Southern College where he also studied Old and New Testament. Prior to moving back to Polk County, he served as a LEM for more than 15 years while worshiping at St. Mary's Church in Dade City. George is a regular attendee at Parish Academy Classes, Wednesday morning Bible study and Friday's Men's Bible study. George has served on the Board of Directors of Anchor House Ministries. George taught his first Adult Sunday School class in July, 2016.

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David & Linda Marichal

David and Linda have been members of All Saints' since 2003. He has served on various committees and councils and the vestry. David teaches Adult Sunday School classes and is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2015-2017). Linda has taught Adult Sunday School, Wednesday morning Bible Study, Young Adult classes, children's and youth Sunday School, and Parish Academy classes.

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Dick has been a member of All Saints' since 1941. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and he is a U.S. Navy veteran. He has attended All Saints' Parish Academy courses since their inception. He teaches Sunday School and is a lector for worship services. He says he is "still learning"! Beth studied Music Education at FSU and Music Therapy at USF. She was the Interim Executive Director of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, has taught the Children's Choir at All Saints' and teaches Adult Sunday School.

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Phil Mays

Phil is currently working on his first novel. He loves movies and he is an avid reader of murder mysteries, biographies, the Civil War, theology and philosophy. He is the President and Broker of Ulysses Realty Group, Inc. a commercial real estate firm in Lakeland.  He holds a BBA degree in Marketing with a minor in English from Georgia Southern University. He has taught Parish Academy classes on two classic devotional books: The Imitation of Christ and The Cost of Discpleship.  Phil is teaching a Spring, 2017 class entitled "The Gospel of John."

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Ignacio Morrell

Ignacio has attended All Saints’ Church since 2002. Over the years, he has served as Steward, Breakfast team member, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Lector, Thrift Store volunteer, and Sunday school teacher.  Ignacio was also actively involved in the Honduras Council and made several short-term mission trips to Honduras in connection with our Partnership Church in Morocelí.  He has been attending Parish Academy courses since their inception at All Saints’ Church.  Ignacio has been married to Kimberley, a teacher at George Jenkins High School, since 1988. Together they have two children, Sophia, 21, and Isabel, 18, who both served as Acolytes, participated in Children’s Church, Sunday school, and Missions Weeks, and were members of the Youth Choirs and Ensembles. Ignacio taught one of our 2016 Winter Parish Academy classes and team taught our New Testament class with Deacon Bob Johnson in Winter, 2017. 

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Kris Ridgley

Kris is one of our newest Parish Academy teachers as well as a teacher at Harrison School of the Arts and our Director of Music at the 10:50 a.m. service. He taught his first Parish Academy class entitled "Music of Our Faith" in the Winter, 2017.

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Dr. Michael Staples is the National Field Director for Scripture Union and responsible for building an effective and profitable Field Ministries unit. He will have financial responsibility for this unit, and will be actively involved in fund raising at the local and national level. Michael has lectured in theological colleges and seminaries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the US and has enjoyed continued theologcal studies at Oxford University (Wycliffe Hall) and Nashotah House. Michael teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Parish Academy classes. Michael is passionate about seeing the churches in the US not only connect to God through the Scriptures but develop a passion and heart to reach their communities; in particular the children. He looks forward to working with various ministry partners to achieve that mission.

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Susan Waldron

Susan was raised at All Saints' Church and baptized here as an infant. She has a business degree from Florida Southern College. She taught Children’s Sunday school here for many years. Her biblical knowledge has been gained through the All Saints’ Parish Academy, Bible studies, and her personal study. She says, “I prefer to think I research and study the subject for teaching and then present what I have uncovered. It has been a fulfilling and enlightening opportunity to learn along with others.” Susan is currently serving on the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018) and is the Junior Warden. She is teaching a Spring, 2017 class entitled "The King's Cross."

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Lynne Walker

Lynne has been a member of All Saints’ all her life. She retired after thirty years of teaching for the Polk County School Board in 2009. She is currently involved as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, Kids’ Club storyteller, Widows’ Walk Leader, Lector, and adult Sunday School teacher. She participates in the Parish Academy classes, All Saints’ Red Hatters, and as a breakfast team leader. She continues her Christian walk with daily devotionals, prayer, quiet time with the Lord and Bible study.

Upcoming Events

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Date: 30 May 2017
Woman's Bible Study is a weekly study following The Gospel Project for adults, led by Kathy Hulin

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Date: 31 May 2017
By Dan Bridgeford - Mark Classroom

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Date: 31 May 2017
By Dan Bridgeford - Mark Classroom

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May
Date: 31 May 2017
By The Rev. Dr. L. Reid Hensarling - John Classroom

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May
Date: 31 May 2017
By Susan Waldron - Luke Classroom

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May
Date: 31 May 2017
By Phil Mays - Moses Hall

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Date: 02 June 2017
Rising 6th graders through our seniors are invited to the Tomkow Lodge for an overnight lock-in. Sign up

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Date: 03 June 2017
Meet at Lake Hollingsworth by 8:00 a.m. followed by Breakfast at Fred's (9:00 a.m.)

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Date: 03 June 2017

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Date: 04 June 2017
10:50 a.m. Service

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