Very Rev'd S. Chadwick Vaughn
Very Rev'd S. Chadwick Vaughn serves as the fifth Rector of St. Bede's
Church in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the Dean of the East
Atlanta Convocation of the Diocese of Atlanta.
Chad previously served for three years as Rector
of St. Francis, Macon, Georgia and Dean of the Macon Convocation. Prior
Chad served for
three years as Priest Associate for Liturgy, Outreach, and
Communication at St. David’s, Austin,
Texas. Chad is an alumnus of the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the
Austin, where he currently serves on the Board of Trustees and the
Alumni Steering Committee. He is also an alumnus of
Oglethorpe University in Atlanta where he earned a B.A. with
a double major in
English and Art History.
Chad and his wife Amanda are both natives of Atlanta. They have twin daughters who are five years old.
Rev'd Caroline E. Magee
Caroline comes to St. Bede's after several years growing in her faith
at Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta; All Saints Pasadena California; and
among amazing people she meets every day. Prior to becoming a priest,
Caroline served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy
and practiced corporate law with King and Spalding LLP, Atlanta. She is
a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis MD; St. John's
College, Annapolis MD; and Emory Law School and the Candler School of
Theology here in Atlanta.
As Assistant Rector, Caroline is a priest for the whole parish, but she focuses her attention on youth and adult spiritual growth; encouraging non-clergy leadership without overburdening volunteers (church can exist without clergy…but it is nothing without its lay leaders!); nurturing habits of connecting our faith with our actual daily lives; and maximizing mutually supportive relationships with our neighbors who are marginalized by race, socioeconomic resources, gender, sexuality, religion, physical ability, and age. Caroline lives in Decatur and is tremendously blessed to share her life with her three children: Clara, Cullen, and John.
Fr. Sotelo came to St. Bede’s in 2012 as a Hispanic Missioner for the Diocese of Atlanta supporting our Latino congregation. In 2014 he became a Priest Associate when our Vestry voted to underwrite part of his salary. Fr. Fabio has been instrumental in restarting our ESL program at St. Bede’s. After serving at St. Phillips for several years, he has been asked to be the new Missioner for the Hispanic congregation at St. Edwards, Lawrenceville.
Fr. Fabio was born in Columbia, sixth of twelve children and
he studied Philosophy and Literature at St. Thomas Aquinas University
in Bogota, earning his MA in Philosophy in 1993. In 1994 he started his
study of Theology and in 1995 moved to the United States to work with
the Latino immigrant community for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of
Atlanta, continue studying, and learn English. He. He is now bilingual
in English and Spanish. In 1999 his Master of Divinity degree was
granted by Mount Saint Mary’s College and Seminary in Maryland, and he
was ordained a Roman Catholic priest.
Fr. Fabio worked for eleven years with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese
of Atlanta and served several parishes in Georgia. He was pastor at St.
Michael in Gainesville for five years. On May 27, 2012, Bishop Neil
Alexander received Fr. Fabio as an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of
Lynnsay Buehler received training in spiritual direction and various
practices of prayer at the Jesus Center of Atlanta. She has studied
Centering Prayer at Green Bough House of Prayer, where she is an
associate. In addition, Lynnsay has training in Pastoral Counseling and
Marriage and Family Therapy from Georgia Baptist Medical Center.
Lynnsay was a founding member of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta's
Commission for Spiritual Formation. She is a contemplative retreat
leader and is a member of Spiritual Director's International.
For sixteen years Lynnsay has mentored an Education for Ministry (EFM) group. She has served as a supervisor to students at Emory University's Candler School of Theology. Through the Contextual Education Course. Currently she serves as a spiritual director for Candler's Covenant Colleagues, a program to support clergy women in their first 10 years of ministry.
Lynnsay Buehler has served on the staff of St. Bede's Church since the Fall of 1998. She directs The Julian of Norwich Center and serves our diocese in the ministry of spiritual direction. She is not responsible for any other program or administrative tasks in the parish, thereby making it possible for her to concentrate her talents and graces in the important responsibilities of prayer and spiritual guidance. The ministry of the Julian of Norwich Center is available to all interested persons who wish to deepen a relationship with God.