Our staff is dedicated to serving the Parishioners at The Episcopal Church of the Ascension.  We strive to provide meaningful services to every member of our community.

Interim Priest – The Rev. Rich Winters

A priest since 1993, the Rev. Richard H. Winters has served parishes of all sizes and in urban, rural, and suburban settings.  He has been an area Dean and served on the boards of Cathedral Shelter of Chicago (president), The Anglican Theological Review, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary (secretary), and National Episcopal Health Ministries.  He has been a Clergy Associate at All Saints’ in Atlanta since 2016.  Father Rich has a passion for helping people experience God as alive and active, working for good in their lives, and for helping congregations grow in faith, numbers, and effectiveness for Christ’s mission.  He holds degrees from Duke University, Duke Law School, and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.  For the last ten years, he has been an attorney for the federal government but finds time for interim ministry.  Most recently, he served as Interim Priest-in-Charge of St. Alban’s, Monroe, from February 2020 through April 2022, and Interim Priest at Christ Church, Norcross, from June 2022 through mid-October 2022.

Parish Administrator – Rose Rowe

Organist & Choir Master – Peter Waggoner

Youth/Communications Coordinator – Mary Beth Benson

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