St. Bede's Episcopal Church

OUR STAFF
Rev. S. Chadwick Vaughn

The Very Rev'd S. Chadwick Vaughn 
Contact: cvaughn@stbedes.org

The 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 to that, 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 Southwest in 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.

Chad is currently on Sabbatical until September 20, 2017.  Please contact one of our other staff, or the Rev'd Claiborne Jones, Sabbatical-Priest-in-Charge.

Rev'd Claiborne Jones

The Rev'd Claiborne Jones 
Contact: cjones@stbedes.org

A “cradle” Episcopalian, I grew up at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and graduated from St. Margaret’s, an Episcopal boarding school in Tappahannock, Virginia. I attended Mount Holyoke College and graduated with a B.A. in Religion from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After receiving my M.Div. from Emory’s Candler School of Theology in 1978 I served as the first full-time cleric in a new Episcopal church, Holy Spirit in Cumming, Georgia. The next 6 years was privileged to be one of 5 clergy at Holy Innocents’, a parish of some 3500 souls. In 1985 I was called to become Rector of Epiphany, Atlanta where I served almost 20 years. We experienced many kinds of growth--including the growing pains—and became known for our diversity, beautiful worship, new facilities, and strong involvement in serving Christ in those at the margins. This was a deeply joyful time for me. For the final 10 years of full-time work I was the Director and Vicar of Emmaus House, an inner city ministry of our diocese, where my heart and mind were opened to the presence of Christ in deeply enriching ways. I retired July 1, 2014 and in February of 2015 began a twenty-six month stint as part-time Interim Rector of St Michael and All Angels in Stone Mountain, a parish of astonishing diversity which is seeking to grow in many new ways.

At my house in Smoke Rise you will find one sister, two canine companions and plenty of dust mites. I also enjoying having a little booth at an antique mall, spending time with extended family and friends, playing Canasta, being in a book group, fooling around with art, being in the natural world and experiencing life in new ways.


Rev. S. Chadwick Vaughn

The Rev'd Caroline E. Magee
Contact: cmagee@stbedes.org

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.

Rev'd Fabio Sotelo

The Rev'd Fabio Sotelo 
Contact: fsotelo@stbedes.org

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 Atlanta.


Rev'd Lynnsay Buehler

The Rev'd  Lynnsay Buehler
Contact: (770) 938-9797, ext 27

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.
ABOUT US St. Bede's Episcopal Church

St. Bede's Episcopal ChurchOUR STAFF
    S.Chadwick Vaughn, Rector

    Claiborne Jones,
            Sabbatical-Priest-in-Charge


    Caroline Magee, Asst. Rector

    Fabio Sotelo, Priest Associate

    Lynnsay Buehler, Priest Associate
    & Director Julian of Norwich Center
 

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