He has a B.A. in theatre from Furman University and attended seminary at the School of Theology at the University of the South, in Sewanee, TN. Pastor Brent has a Doctor of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary.
For the past decade and a half, his service to the Church has also included working with the programs of the Episcopal Preaching Foundation to support the ministry of preaching.
He and his wife, Cindy, have a daughter, son in law, and granddaughter who live in Birmingham and they are looking forward to frequent visits.
Parish Office Administrator
Penny joined the staff at Saint Paul’s in
January 2013 as Parish Administrator, and while the job description remains
vague, she happily serves in a multitude of roles.
Before joining the staff at St. Paul's, Penny worked with volunteers to plan special events and raise funds for Children’s Healthcare and the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta. She loves the easy slow living in south Alabama and especially enjoys being with her five grandchildren.
Always feel free to contact Penny if you
have any questions or concerns. If she doesn’t know the answer she will be able
to direct you to the right person.
Organist and Choir Director
Helen began piano lessons at age 9 and started organ lessons in high school. Except for teaching choral music in Georgia for 2 years she has always been a church musician with the major part of her career as Music Director at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope Alabama.
Saint Paul's vestry, the governing body of
the parish, shares the leadership of the parish with the Rector and consists of
9 members, who are nominated and elected by the congregation for three-year
terms. They meet to oversee the temporal affairs of the parish, as well as to
support the rector and staff in promoting the spiritual welfare of the parish.
In addition, the vestry, in conjunction with the finance committee, is accountable
for the fiscal responsibility of Saint Paul's.
Vestry meetings are open to all interested in attending. Vestry meetings take place in person on the third Monday of the month.
Karen Walters Senior Warden
Al Cowart Junior Warden