A Vestry consists of lay representatives from the parish "vested" with the authority to manage church business affairs and to help provide spiritual direction and leadership under the Rector (Senior Pastor). The Vestry at All Saints is made up of eight members who each serve a two-year term. Each year at our Annual Parish Meeting, four members of the vestry roll off while four new members are elected by the parish. These are our current vestry members for 2021.
Lynn Binkley has been married to Rob for thirty-three years, and they have six wonderful children, two terrific sons-in-law, and three precious grandchildren. Their oldest daughter, Rachel, lives with her husband, Nathan, and children, Josiah and Anna Clare, in Jackson; their son, Aubrey, lives in Nashville; their daughter, Tansil, and her husband, Casey, and daughter, Gina Lynn, live in Hendersonville; their son, Travis, just graduated from Union and lives in Jackson; and their sons, Hayes and T ad, are in college in east T ennessee at Lee and Covenant, respectively. Lynn grew up living all over the U.S. and overseas as an Air Force “brat.” She and Rob fell in love in law school, and she practiced law for eight years before retiring to stay at home with their growing family. As one who’s been a foreigner and a stranger, she is thankful for the opportunity to help with our immigration services. She loves spending time with her family, encouraging others, playing games, and fishing, even recently learning to fly fish in Colorado. She oversees our outreach initiatives.
Leslie Creasy and Kim Howerton have been married 23 years and have two children, Grace and Zach. They have been members of All Saints for twelve years. He is a graduate of Memphis State University (BSEE) and The University of Memphis School of Law. Currently he practices real estate, business law, and estate planning. He has offices in Jackson and Savannah. Leslie has served on All Saints' Finance Committee four years and has been involved in the planning and design of the property development. In his spare time, Leslie enjoys reading, watching and coaching sports, and spending time at the pool or beach with his family.
Joy Moore moved to Jackson in 2007 for a position at Union University that quickly reshaped after the tornado of 2008. In her time there, she has helped start the university’s first coffee shop and music and arts venue, developed a campus roastery, designed a second shop in the university’s new library, trained and managed dozens of baristas, and hosted many musicians. Along with this work, she has taught writing courses in the English department. More recently, she has begun working as the Assistant Director for the Honors Community. She came to All Saints in 2014 and was confirmed that November. For leisure, Joy enjoys writing, reading, spending time with her family in Little Rock, and traveling to places with mountains to hike and/or great architecture and art to see. Joy serves in the area of Building & Grounds.
Kay Shearin is originally from Milan, TN and has been married to her high school sweetheart, Butch, for forty-six years. She came from a large family, seven children, and her family now consists of fifty plus members; most still live in West Tennessee. Butch and Kay moved to Jackson in 1980, and they have two children, Joe and Liz. Joe and his wife, Tracy, live in Medina and have two children, Mack and Mae. Liz and her husband, Ben, live in Jackson. They also have two children, Brooks and Collins. Butch is a retired pharmacist, and Kay recently retired after 30 years from University School of Jackson, where she was the Director of Admissions and Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Kay started working in her father’s law office when she was fifteen years old and has worked ever since. Retiring was not an easy decision; she loved her job and loves to keep busy. However, she is thoroughly enjoying this new chapter in her life and spends her time reading, playing bridge, traveling, and most of all, spending time with her family and friends. Kay’s favorite retreat is their cabin on the Tennessee River. She loves being outdoors and has been a “river rat” since she was a little girl, and she is grateful to be able to share this life with family and friends.
Steven Swanson grew up in Southern California (yes, that can happen!). He is a retired Presbyterian minister with degrees in theology from Fuller Seminary and Princeton Seminary, as well as a doctorate in Old Testament Studies from the University of Edinburgh. He also retired last year after thirty-one years of teaching high school math, most recently at USJ. He is involved in All Saints’ prayer and healing ministries, sings in the choir, attends Bible studies, and helps out where he can. Steven has been married to Sally for seven years, and has two grown children and three grandchildren. He recently completed the Tennessee Extension Master Gardener program because he enjoys working in the dirt. Steven aims to stir up our prayer initiatives at All Saints.
Lloyd Tatum was one of five children raised in Henderson, TN. He graduated from Rhodes College and Cumberland School of Law, Samford University. He has practiced law in Henderson since 1986. He and his wife Lynn have four children. Lloyd was on the founding board of All Saints. He has previously served as a Vestry member and presently serves as the LEM Ministry Champion, a Stewardship Team member, and a choir member. In his spare time Lloyd is a student of World War II, golfer, and sports fan. Lloyd serves as the Junior Warden and Finance Chair.
Kevin Vailes grew up in Medina, TN. He has taught Latin, History, and Literature at Augustine School for the last thirteen years. He also is the Athletic Director and helps run Augustine’s House System. He has been married to Elizabeth for fifteen years and they have five great children: Hannah, Gideon, Levi, Reuben, and Ruth. Since joining All Saints four years ago, Kevin has been served as an Acolyte and LEM. In his few moments of free time, Kevin enjoys reading. He is a Red Sox, Tottenham, and LSU fan.
Carrie Whaley is a native Jacksonian and Union alum who returned to Jackson in 1997 to teach in Union’s Education program as well as teaching self-defense classes for 21 years before retiring in 2018. She met her husband, Roy, while a student at Union, and they married while students at Southwestern Seminary in Ft. Worth. The Whaleys called themselves “Texans by choice,” as they spent the next 20 years in and out of various TX cities before their return to Jackson. Carrie and Roy loved to travel, visiting many countries around the world. They took up riding motorcycles for their 25th wedding anniversary and made many trips around the country. Carrie still enjoys riding with her friends in the Christian Motorcyclists Association and is currently serving as chair of the board of the Great Banquet, a spiritual formation weekend for men and women.