Clergy and Staff
Justin has been the Rector (senior pastor) of St. Paul’s, Ivy since 2018. Prior to this role, he served as the Rector of historic Leeds Episcopal Church in Fauquier County, and before that as the Associate Rector of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in McLean, Virginia—his hometown. Justin is married to Elena, a math teacher at Henley Middle School, and they are the proud parents of three children: Joelle (8), Gabriel (7), and JP (3). Justin believes there is new, abundant life in Jesus Christ, and he is passionate about sharing this Good News in both word and deedFind Justin+ in his office in Kirklea, at 434/979-6354 or via email.
Amanda joined St. Paul’s as Associate Rector in July 2019, shortly after graduating from Virginia Theological Seminary with a Master in Divinity degree. Amanda also serves as the Vice Chair for the General Convention Task Force to respond to the Opioid Epidemic. Amanda grew up in Texas and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Russian and Political Science from Texas A&M. She is married to Andrew, and their children are Ben (14) and Levi (12). Amanda is passionate about encouraging discipleship in Christian community and believes that the amazing grace of God can be found beyond measure in the sacraments and the body of Christ, the Church. You will find Amanda+ in her office in Kirklea. Contact her via email or 434/979-6354.
The Rev. 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, Rick+ 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. The Rev. 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. Rick+ has an undergraduate degree in music performance (classical guitar) and enjoys pursuing his love for the instrument and its repertoire as much as possible. Find him in his office in Kirklea or contact Rick+ at 434/979-6354 or via email.
Daniel Brinson came to St. Paul’s in 2012. Daniel is a native of Memphis, TN, and holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Before coming to St. Paul’s he served for ten years at Grace Episcopal in Lexington, VA. Daniel lives in Charlottesville with his wife Laura and their two children. In addition to music Daniel enjoys reading and hiking. Find Daniel in his office next to the Choir Room (lower level). Contact Daniel at 434/979-6354 or via email.
Dr. Elizabeth Joyner brings a wealth of choral and vocal experience to singers of all ages, and has previously built robust children’s choir programs at the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, NC. A specialist in sacred music and concert music of the Baroque, Elizabeth has appeared both as soloist and ensemble member with professional Bach ensembles throughout the Southeast, as well as the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, the Oratorio Society of Virginia, Winston-Salem Symphony, Choral Society of Durham; and, most recently, a tour at Gloucester Cathedral and Westminster Abbey with the Duke Evensong Singers in the summer of 2018. She operates a private music studio in Charlottesville, where she lives with her husband Andrew and two young sons, Thomas and Will. Contact Elizabeth via email.
Audi 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. Find Audi in her office on the lower level in the SPIES classroom. Contact Audi at 434.979.6354 or via email.
Debbie works to promote contemplation, spiritual growth, and action in our community through several ministries, including Centering Prayer, Education for Ministry (EfM), Celtic and Taize Eucharists, as well as mission and service efforts. Debbie, her husband David, and their children Justin and Sarah, arrived at St. Paul’s in July 1993. Debbie is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, with a M.S. from ODU. She is an EfM mentor, a Diocesan Spiritual Discernment Facilitator, and a trained spiritual director. In 2019 she became a Companion in the Society of St. Francis, and completed John Philip Newell’s School of Celtic Consciousness. Find Debbie in her office in Kirkea. Contact Debbie by calling 434/979-6354 or via email.
Mary provides administrative support to the clergy, staff and parishioners of St. Paul’s, Ivy. She maintains church records, the church calendar and coordinates the use of the facility. Mary also assists with property management in conjunction with the sexton and Buildings & Grounds committee. Mary joined St. Paul’s, Ivy in 2013, previously working as an office manager at UVIMCO and Battelle Memorial Institute. Find Mary in the Parish Office in Kirklea. Contact Mary at 434/979-6354 or via email.
Find Scott in his office in Kirklea. Contact Scott at 434/979-6354 or via email.
Terri Ragland and Tutlenia Gardner
Our nursery attendants Terri Ragland and Tutlenia Gardner can be found in the St. Paul’s, Ivy nursery.