Our Vestry

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 2019.

Jay Beavers is married to Katie Beavers and father to Jane, Lucy, and Sylvia. He is a Virginia native but has roots in West Tennessee on his father’s side. After teaching high school English for seven years, Jay became a student again, completing his Ph.D. at Baylor University in 2016. He now serves as an Assistant Professor of English at Union. He has attended Episcopal or Anglican churches since he was a teenager and was confirmed into the Anglican tradition in 2015. He currently heads up the sound ministry at All Saints. In his free time, Jay enjoys looking at old tools and making things out of wood. Jay serves as the Vestry's Secretary and oversees Stewardship.

Bev Carr has been married to Kenn for thirty-nine years, and they have three children: Will, Jim, and Alex. With a degree in nursing, Bev has helped with Kenn’s solo family medicine practice for the span of their marriage (translation: co-owner, office manager, and the janitor). She is privileged to serve as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors at Agape House of Northwest TN. Bev has also been a Master Gardener for nine years and belongs to the Madison County Master Gardeners organization. She will try almost any recipe, if she can find someone who will come eat! Bev serves as the Junior Warden and Finance Chair.

Melinda Jordan has been married to Greg for forty-three years. Their oldest son James lives with his wife Emily in Chicago. Their younger son Donald introduced them to All Saints in 2012 where they were confirmed in 2015. Melinda loves all things food. Professionally she completed a master’s degree at UT Knoxville in nutrition and has used that degree as a registered dietitian for the past forty years at JMCG hospital, Jackson Clinic, public health, teaching nutrition at Union University, and for the past five years at the DCI dialysis clinics until retirement last year. During sixteen of those years, Melinda ran Greg’s Hallmark shop in the Old Hickory Mall, which Greg and Melinda owned from 1975–96. Activities she enjoys include eating her way across Chicago, gardening, and cooking for friends. Three little known facts about her: she rode a camel in Morocco, cut a treble fishing hook from her own leg with a razor, and caught a six-foot rat snake with a ribbon and a broom handle. Melinda oversees Pastoral Care.

Taylor Laird has been married to David Laird for twenty- five years, and they have three wonderful sons. Walker and Griffin are away at Rhodes, and James is a junior at USJ. The Lairds are founding members of All Saints and are thankful to be members of a church where the Holy Spirit is evident. Taylor is a cradle Episcopalian and attended an Episcopal school from Kindergarten through twelfth grade, so her Anglican roots run deep. Taylor is the Clinical Director and a therapist at the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Putting an end to child abuse and serving those touched by it is Taylor’s passion. In her spare time, Taylor loves hanging with her family and her dogs, Mike and Roux; she also loves playing games. Taylor is thankful for being considered for a position on the Vestry. She oversees Visitor Connections.

Will Pinson is married to Megan Pinson, and father to Marcy, Miles Olivia, and Oliver Pinson. He and Megan are both native to Jackson, Tennessee. They feel blessed to call All Saints their church home, because they have been embraced by the entire community. Their family was confirmed in November of 2014. Will is a Registered Professional Engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service. He oversees design and construction of conservation practices in all twenty-one counties of West Tennessee. Will embraces that he is doing the Lord’s work by conserving Earth’s natural resources, and restoring wildlife habitat in the process. Will also enjoys fishing, golf, tennis, hunting, bike riding, and reading. Will serves in the area of Building & Grounds.

Chris Pope moved to Jackson with Celeste and Wilbur following a twenty-six-year career in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. He spent five years teaching Air Force Junior ROTC at North Side High School, leading the unit to national recognition. He has since retired and now spends his time volunteering with the Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster, member of the District Activities Committee, and running the Aquatics program at Camp Mack Morris in the summer. A lifelong Anglican, Chris has been a member of All Saints since moving here seven years ago and has supported Children’s Church, the youth group, acolytes, ushers, and is currently leading the Church Planting Catalyst Team. He previously served on the Vestry during the transition between Fr. Chuck and Fr. Wes. In addition to camping and backpacking, Chris enjoys classic movies and working on his Mustang. He oversees our church planting efforts.

Jonathan Stewart is husband to Shannon Stewart and the father of four unique and amazing daughters: Sammie, Carlee Hayse, Stella and Addie. The Stewarts have been at All Saints for six years. Jonathan loves the way our liturgy involves everyday life, including his work as an attorney at Rainey, Kizer, Reviere and Bell. He is a native of North Alabama, but claims Mississippi roots. Jonathan moved to Jackson in 1995 to attend Union University and was encouraged by Shannon to return to Jackson upon completion of law school at the University of Memphis. He is a member of the board of directors of Area Relief Ministries and Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys reading and fishing. Jonathan serves as the Rector's Warden.

Jim Warmbrod has been married to Halina for 49 years, and they have three children. Stephanie, their oldest daughter, lives with her husband, John, in Hendersonville, TN. Monica lives with her husband, Seth, and two sons, Gordon and Thomas, in Birmingham AL. Their son James lives with his wife, Heather, and son, James IV, in Nashville. Jim is a semi- retired orthopedic surgeon who has been with The Jackson Clinic for 45 years. He enjoys all things LSU. His hobbies are yard work, running, bicycle riding, and traveling with Halina. He and his family were founding members of All Saints. Jim has been leading missions to Honduras for the last 20 years. He oversees our outreach initiatives.