The Rev. E. Claiborne Jones, Interim Rector
The Rev. E. Claiborne Jones came to St. Benedict's in March 2019. She is a life-long Episcopalian, raised at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, N.C. After college, she worked for three years before entering seminary at Candler. Ordained in 1978, Claiborne has served at Holy Spirit Cumming (deacon), Holy Innocents', Atlanta (Associate and School Chaplain) the Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta (rector) and Emmaus House, Atlanta (vicar and director). Since retirement in 2014, she has served as Interim Rector for St. Michael and All Angels (Stone Mountain) and been a Pastoral Associate at St. Bede's/San Beda. Claiborne continues to serve as a consultant to parishes in search processes and to parishes experiencing difficult conflict. Leading a staff, teaching adults, pastoral care, refreshing liturgy and being with all sorts and conditions of people bring her great joy!
Edith Woodling, Deacon
Deacon Woodling was ordained in this diocese over 20 years ago. Before coming to St. Benedict's (and after a long sabbatical), she served for over 10 years as Chaplain at St. Martin’s Episcopal School and as the Deacon at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. She was an educator for 45 years, teaching students from Pre-K (St. Martin’s) to University level (Kent State, Georgia State, Emory)! For the past three years, Edith has worked with Lesley-Ann Drake as the Educational Consultant for Path To Shine.
Edith is looking forward to serving on the Outreach committee and seeing where St. Benedict's passion for ministry and outreach lie, helping where it is appropriate. I also look forward to worshipping with you on Sunday mornings, sharing the Gospel and communion with this wonderful community.