The Vestry is comprised of laypersons who have been elected by the membership of St. Benedict's to oversee the business of the parish. If you have questions for any vestry member, you may click on their picture and then "Go To" to send them an email.
Rachel OliverSr. Warden
Rachel Oliver’s passion for music is reflective in her ministries singing in the Parish Choir, being the piano accompanist for the Children’s choirs and her support of the Friends of St. Benedict’s Music. She also helps out with Spirit Week, the Stewardship Task Force and was on the Planning committee for the Kanuga parish retreat. She and her husband, David, have a son, Jack, who sings in the Children’s choir. Professionally, she is an interior designer.
Saralee ParkerJr. Warden
Saralee is a cradle Episcopalian. Originally from Texas, she has been an active member of St. Benedict’s for many years. She is the chair of the Altar Guild, serves as a lector and Eucharistic Minister, and has volunteered during Spirit Week. She and her husband, Daniel, have two children, Garrett (15) and Haley (13).
Paul SteinClerk, Adult Formation
Paul, a “cradle" Episcopalian, serves as an usher, participates in the EFM program and attends the weekly men’s Bible study. He currently works as a software engineer at the Weather Channel, previously having helped run a family business.
Johnnie Purify serves as an usher and participates in the
Stewardship Task Force. He and his wife, Alisa, have three sons, Gavin, Tyler and Aiden, are active in the Youth Group and also serve as ushers. Johnnie previously served in the U.S. AirForce and is currently a Lieutenant Commander with the U.S. Public Health Service working as a scientist for the Environmental Protection Agency. He also serves on the Planning and Zoning Board for the city of Powder Springs.
Kristine AndersonAdult Formation
Kristine Anderson has been a member of St. B’s since the early days in the gym and is involved in the Path to Shine ministry, actively attends the Women’s Bible study, Sunday morning Formation programs, and is a graduate of the EFM program. She, and her husband, Hulan, are both retired school teachers. They have three adult children, Kristi, Matthew and Andrew.
Gil BenjaminChildren & Youth
Gil is the owner of a Primrose School, formerly working in the insurance industry. He has previously served on the Boards of Girl Scouts of Georgia, Special Olympics, Trinity Community Ministries. He and his wife, Valencia have a high school-aged daughter, Jordan.