Bishop Bill Atwood serves as the General Secretary of the Ekkleisa Society, an international society committed to making disciples, and as the Diocesan Bishop of the International Diocese in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). Through his strong international ties, Bishop Bill has played a key role in many of the numerous efforts to stand for orthodox Anglicanism in the United States and around the world. He resides with his wife, Susan, in Frisco, Texas.
Father Wes Gristy has been the Rector (Senior Pastor) of All Saints since 2014, having initially come on staff in 2012. Though he's been in church ministry for over twenty-five years, Fr. Wes transitioned into the Anglican tradition a little over ten years ago. A native Texan, he and his wife of twenty-one years, Abbie, have made Jackson, TN their home since 2005. They have three children. Email.
Dn. Kevin Vailes serves as the Deacon of Parish Ministries at All Saints, having been ordained and come on staff in June of 2023. He is married to Liz and they have five children. Kevin is a native of West Tennessee and graduated from Union University. For the last 18 years, he has been involved in Christian education, teaching and working in administration. Kevin is currently completing seminary at Gordon-Conwell and will graduate in May of 2024, about the time he hopes to be ordained to the priesthood. Email.
Father Chuck Filiatreau is the Rector Emeritus of All Saints. He accepted the call as All Saints' first rector in 2004 and served until his retirement in 2014. He has been ordained for almost 50 years having served churches in Arkansas and Tennessee. When All Saints was under the Diocese of Thika, Kenya, he served as Bishop Githiga's Commissary to churches in the United States. He and his wife Gretchen have been married for 54 years and have two grown children, Melisande and Beau.
Dn. Nan Thomas is our Minister of Spiritual Formation. Originally from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, she moved to Jackson in 1994 with her husband David and their three children. They came to All Saints in the Spring of 2014 and immediately loved the preaching, liturgy, Eucharist, and community. They were confirmed in November of 2014 and Nan was ordained a deacon in October 2021. Nan has worked in politics, campus ministry, and higher education. In addition to her family, Nan enjoys reading, gardening, and sitting by her pond, watching! Email.
Dn. Terry Blakley was ordained in June of 2023. The primary focus of her ministry is blessing and healing prayer that is both church and community based. Terry earned her PhD in Social Work from Barry University in Miami and has had a long career as a licensed clinical social worker and as a professor of social work at Union University. Her areas of specialization are psychopathology, group work, and traumatic grief and loss, especially from human perpetrated violence. She is married to Leonard Diffee and has three adult children and seven wonderful grandchildren. Email.
Dn. Barbara Tucker Reed was ordained in October of 2021. She and her husband of 54 years lived in Texas and Oak Ridge, TN, before returning to their hometown, Dyersburg, in 2010. She has been an advocate for victims of violence since 1981 and a Chaplain for the Dyersburg Police Dept. since 2011. Genealogy and gardening complement her life. She and John are parents of three children and three grandchildren.
Dr. Jordan Tang is the Music Director at All Saints. Prior to coming to All Saints in 2013, Jordan served for decades as music director of professional symphony orchestras in Jackson, TN and Paducah, KY, and has made appearances with the Hong Kong, Nashville, Charlotte, and Memphis orchestras. As a composer, he has written four symphonies and hundreds of compositions and arrangements, including some written for and performed at All Saints. Jordan and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 39 years, and have two grown children, Philip and Paige Wunrow. Email.
Matthew Cook is the Parish Administrator at All Saints. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and has worked mainly in Christian Higher Education and vocational ministry over the last 10 years. He enjoys getting outside through any means possible but especially loves camping and amateur disc golfing. He is married to Haylee and they have two girls, Leland and Alby Wren. Matthew and Haylee have just joined the Jackson community from Arkansas and are both new to the Anglican tradition. Email.
Katie Beavers is the Lead Catechist for our children who participate in The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd on Sunday mornings at All Saints. She is wife to Jay and mom to Jane, Lucy, and Sylvia. A former educator and lifelong learner, Katie enjoys reading and continuing to explore the depths of the Anglican tradition. She hopes that together we will grow with our children and the church in our knowledge of Jesus, in His love for us, and in our capability of responding to that love. Email.
Donna Taylor is the Financial Director at All Saints and handles all bookkeeping and accounting, as well as ordering supplies and contributing to pastoral care on occasion. Donna has two children, Addis (married to Jill) and Danielle, and three grandchildren, Jessica, Shelby, and Lee. Being the wife of a military member, she moved 27 times, traveled to 35 states, and extensively overseas while being stationed in Saudi Arabia. Email.