Clergy

The Rev. George Yandell

Rector | 770-893-4525 ext. 102

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.

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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.

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The Rev. Dr. Ted Hackett

Priest Associate

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.

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The Rev. Byron Tindall

Priest Associate

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.

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