The Rev. George Yandell
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George was called by the vestry in July 2012 as Rector having served as Priest-in-Charge at Holy Family since August 1, 2010. George came from Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tenn. where he had served as Senior Associate to the Rector for eight years. Ordained for forty years, George has served churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. A graduate of Emory University and Virginia Theological Seminary, George and his wife, Susan, have four adult children.
Deacon Katharine Armentrout
Katharine and her husband, Scott, came to us from Baltimore, in the Diocese of Maryland where, for three years, Katharine had been serving as Deacon. After retirement from careers as attorneys, Katharine and Scott came to Jasper to be nearer their children and grandchildren who live in the Atlanta area. Katharine has a passion both for pastoral care and for outreach. We are grateful to Bishop Wright for assigning Katharine to us. She has served God for over fourteen years at Holy Family for the love of doing what she is so clearly called to do.
The Rev. Dr. Ted Hackett
Ted joined the staff of Holy Family as Priest Associate June 1, 2006 after retiring from his post as Associate Professor of Church Ministries at Candler School of Theology where he was responsible for giving Episcopal students a solid grounding in Anglican studies. He is an expert in the fields of liturgy and historical theology. He continues to preach and celebrate the Eucharist regularly. He teaches Sunday school frequently. Ted and his wife, Dr. Debbie Freudenthal, are residents of Big Canoe.
The Rev. Byron Tindall
Byron and his wife, Anne, moved to the Cherokee County in December 2007 in order to be closer to members of their family. Following retirement from the newspaper and printing industry, Byron continued serving as Vicar at Christ Episcopal Church in Denmark, S.C., for several more years. When he retired, he had served in the Diocese of South Carolina for 25 years. Before moving to South Carolina, Byron served four small mission churches in the Diocese of Central New York. He continues to preach and celebrate the Holy Eucharist on a regular basis here at Holy Family. He also assists in the areas of pastoral care and outreach.
The Rev. Dr. Bill Harkins
Bill Harkins taught pastoral theology and counseling for 24 years in the various graduate programs at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he co-directed the Doctor of Theology program in pastoral psychotherapy shared by Columbia, Emory, and the Interdenominational Theological Center. He served for 18 years as Priest Associate at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip. Bill practices psychotherapy and marriage and family therapy at the Cathedral Counseling Center in Atlanta. He enjoys consulting with parishes, businesses, and institutions experiencing conflict and transition. Bill is a veteran of 46 consecutive Peachtree Road Races, enjoys trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation, writing, and spending time with family. He is married to Dr. Vicky Harkins and they have two sons and 4 grandchildren.