Clergy & Staff

The Rev. Richard A. Lord

Interim Associate Rector

The Reverend Richard A. Lord recently retired from Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna, Virginia after serving as Rector for 22 years. A native to the Washington D.C. area, Fr. Lord has served as Rector of parishes in the Dioceses of Virginia, Connecticut, and Pittsburgh since his ordination to the priesthood in 1981. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, Virginia Theological Seminary, and Yale Divinity School. He has served in the Diocese of Virginia as Chair of the Liturgy Commission (2007 – 2015), and as a member of the Board of the Compass Rose Society, which supports the work of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion. Fr. Lord and his wife Debbie have been married for 39 years and have three grown children and five grandchildren. Three of their grandchildren live close by in Charlottesville. Fr. Lord has an undergraduate degree in music performance (classical guitar) and enjoys pursuing his love for the instrument and its repertoire as much as possible.

Contact Fr. Lord at (434) 979-6354 or via email.

Daniel Brinson

Director of Church Music

daniel brinson 02Contact Daniel at 434.979.6354 or via email.

Audi Barlow

Director of Children and Youth Formation

audiAudi Barlow has been involved with the children’s programs at St. Paul’s, Ivy since first attending in September 2003. She came on staff in May 2009 as the children’s formation leader. In July 2016 she became the Director of Children and Youth Formation. She is married to George ‘Cricket’ Barlow and they have three daughters, Sarah, Kate and Emily. A graduate of Mary Baldwin College who’s first career of 15 years was in undergraduate college admissions, she also taught preschool for three years and has dabbled in retail. A life-long Episcopalian, Audi considers it a blessing to combine her faith with her interest in children and youth.

Contact Audi at 434.979.6354 or via email.

Debbie Scott

Director of Spirituality and Missions

debbie scott 01Debbie Scott, our Director of Spirituality and Missions, works with spiritual growth, weekly centering prayer, EfM, our mission efforts and other activities to promote the spiritual development of all members of St. Paul’s, Ivy. She and her husband David and their two children, Justin and Sarah, came to St. Paul’s, Ivy in July 1993. Debbie is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and earned a M.S. in English education from Old Dominion University. She is an EfM mentor and serves as a Diocesan Spiritual Discernment Facilitator and Spiritual Director, trained in the RUAH XIII program at Richmond Hill.

Contact Debbie by calling 434.979.6354 or via email.

Vic Dandridge


Contact Vic at 434.979.6354, extension 14 or via email.

Mary Lane

Parish Administrator

mary lane 01Mary M. Lane is a native of Albemarle County, living in Earlysville. After attending the University of the Cumberlands and then moving seven times in eleven years, Mary was happy to return home to Virginia. For the past eight years, she has been the office manager for the University of Virginia Investment Management Company. She is a member of UVA’s Community Emergency Response Team, certified in First Aid/CPR/AED. Mary has a daughter, Jennifer.

Contact Mary in the church office at 434/979-6354 or via email.

Elizabeth Suoranta

Office Assistant

Contact Elizabeth at 434.979.6354 or via email.

The Rev. Canon Henry N. F. Minich

Priest Associate

John Thornton

Senior Warden

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2017 Vestry

Carolyn Achenbach
Elizabeth Butler
Scott Chiachetti (Register)
E.B. Enfield
Dick Fogg
Paul Halliday
Lauren Hauser
Mary Leavell
Cass Morris
John Thornton (Senior Warden)
Steve Prevost
Paul Yesawich (Junior Warden)
Ben Lenox (Youth Representative)
Vic Dandridge (Treasurer)