Bishop Terrell Glenn, Senior Rector
Bishop Terrell Glenn was born in Columbia, SC, and received his BA from the University of South Carolina in 1980. In 1983, he received his Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. He was ordained a deacon in 1983 and a priest in 1984. Terrell married Teresa deBorde in 1988, and they have three children: Terrell, 23, second year medical student at MUSC; Ellison, 22, a 2012-13 Raleigh Fellows Program participant; and Cecilia, 20, a junior at Furman University. Terrell has served in several South Carolina churches: The Church of the Ridge, Edgefield; St. Philips, Charleston; St. Andrews, Mt. Pleasant; and All Saints, Pawleys Island. In the fall of 2000, he and Teresa planted Church of the Apostles in Raleigh, NC. Terrell was consecrated as a bishop in the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda to serve the Anglican Mission in America on January 26, 2008, during a special service at Winter Conference in Dallas, TX. He resigned from the AMiA in November of 2011 and has continued to serve as a Missionary Bishop of Rwanda. His passion is to see people come into a dynamic and deeply personal relationship with God through the person of Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. He and Teresa enjoy walking, traveling, and spending time with their family.
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Rev. Thomas Kortus, Associate Rector
Thomas oversees 242 Groups, spiritual formation, and local mission. Thomas is regularly involved in leading our worship services and preaching as well as in pastoral care.
I grew up in Seattle in the shadow of Mount Rainier. Baptized and raised in the Roman Catholic Church, I never knew a day apart from the love of God, but the Holy Spirit encountered me powerfully in elementary school when our family began worshipping in the Lutheran tradition. Throughout adolescence many people discipled me in the Christian faith and encouraged me to pursue God and pursue the call on my life to serve the Lord in pastoral ministry. I graduated from Wheaton College in 2003 and then eventually attended Regent College.
While in college I endured a particularly dry spiritual season. In the midst of my disillusionment with the church and my own wrestling with doubt, I attended an Anglican worship service and, for the first time in months, found spiritual nourishment. The church was a homecoming to the liturgical and sacramental worship of my childhood, and I was given words to pray at a time in my life when I didn’t have my own words. My wife and I were confirmed Anglican in 2002, and I began seminary the next fall at Regent College in Vancouver, BC. In 2008, after graduating from Regent with an M.Div., I moved with my wife and two children to Durham, NC, to serve at All Saints Church and begin the ordination process.
I am passionate about the church being formed into the image and likeness of Jesus and about the church being about the work of Jesus. Therefore, discipleship and mission are key elements of my life and ministry at All Saints Church. It is my deep conviction that the people of God are to live lives that are shaped by Jesus and his Spirit and that proclaim, embody, and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful that my role at All Saints Church allows me to explore and engage these passions.
My wife Amy and I have been married for ten years and have three energetic children: Hudson (7 yrs) Audrey (5 yrs) and Evelyn (2 yrs) and we are expecting our fourth (and final) child in October of 2011. Amy is an accomplished harpist and enjoys teaching lessons and playing music for concerts, weddings, parties, and other social gatherings. Our family enjoys the outdoors, music, playing board games, building with Legos, and having fires in the backyard.
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Ben Bowman, Minister of Music and Worship Arts
Ben oversees the worship arts ministry of All Saints Church, including the support systems for our worship services. In addition, Ben is the Church Administrator, serving in many areas to create and manage administrative policies and systems.
I grew up as a missionary kid in Barcelona, Spain, until my college years. I graduated from Wheaton College in 2003, where I majored in music and minored in Bible/Theology. During college I met, dated and married Kristin. Since college I’ve been in full-time worship/arts ministry in several different churches, finally answering God’s call to come to All Saints Church in April 2008.
My parents' ministry in Spain has always been in worship, music, and the arts, so I have always been immersed in that world, learning, growing, and eventually leading. As a result, when I reached the age where I began to ask myself what I wanted to do with my life, full-time worship ministry was always a viable option for me. As soon as I graduated from college, God immediately flung open the doors for me to step into that very role, and he has confirmed my calling time after time. I am very passionate about seeing the church worship God in spirit and in truth, and encounter him through the arts in transformational ways.
During my free time I enjoy engaging in life-giving activities that refresh my soul. Some of them include playing with my kids, playing the piano, writing music, and playing basketball. I also love hanging out with good friends and laughing hard!
My beautiful wife, Kristin, is an amazing woman whom I admire and cherish. She is deeply compassionate, intelligent, and hard working, a wonderful mother, and an excellent cook! I literally don’t know what I’d do without her—she is my hero!
God has blessed us with three beautiful children. Eliana Grace is 4 years old and we call her Elli. She's smarter than my wife and I put together, and quite possibly the cutest little girl imaginable. Anna Joy is 2 years old, and we call her Annie. Also ridiculously cute, to say that Annie isn’t shy would be a gross understatement, and her most notable feature is that she’s HUGE! At just three months old, David Benjamin is our youngest, and it is a delight and joy to see him growing and discovering himself, his family, and this great big world. God has gifted us with three precious children, and we are so grateful for them. They are each unique and beautiful, and we couldn’t imagine our life without them.
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Brad Acton, Youth Minister
Brad oversees the ministries to the middle school and high school youth in the church. He also serves in various other capacities, ranging from worship to outreach.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, my wife, Emily, and I did not come to Durham until after we both completed our undergraduate studies at Auburn University in 2008. We came to Durham so that I could attend seminary at Duke Divinity School. I graduated in May 2011 and began serving here at All Saints Church in June.
My wife and I were both baptized and lifelong members in the Southern Baptist Church, but our years at college and the resulting growth led us into a season of searching. My three years of seminary and the people I met there introduced my wife and myself to what eventually became our ecclesial home, the Anglican Church.
Although I did not know it at the time, I had been yearning for a historical context in which to view my faith. The Anglican awareness of church tradition and its sacramental theology offered a lens into the incarnational mystery of God, a God who took on flesh for our sake. He lived and died as one of us so that we might one day inherit the life and peace we cannot find on this earth. Seeing these themes represented week after week in the Eucharist and in the liturgy confirmed in me a calling to serve Christ’s church at All Saints.
Emily and I have been married for four years. In that time I have come to see the grace of God lived out daily through my wife. She demonstrates a powerful kindness and unswerving charity that inspires me to love others in ways I never did beforehand. In my relationship with her I have come to know the faithfulness of God as we have struggled through life together. The mystery of Christ’s love for his church is truly evident in the sacramental gift of marriage.
As for interests, I love to read and write (mostly poetry), and I love all manner of epic, multi-hour board games when played with close friends. Emily is a chef par excellence. Whether baking or cooking she is truly a master. She also loves to read, and even occasionally has been known to graciously play board games with her husband.
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Daniele Berman, Children's Minister and Communications Coordinator
Daniele oversees ministries to families and children from birth through fith grade. She also coordinates communication for the church.
I grew up in Syracuse, New York and graduated from nearby Hamilton College in 2000. I worked as the writing specialist at Durham Technical Community College until my son Luke was born in 2003, at which point I began the amazing adventure of being a full-time mom. When my daughter Eliza was born in 2006, I added full-time nurse to my list of responsibilities, as she was terminally ill and had many medical needs. She passed from my arms to her Heavenly Father’s in December 2008. My daughter Anastasia was born in 2011 and is very busy reminding me daily of the joy of everyday miracles.
I have learned far and away more about God from my children than from anyone else. I have learned about childlike faith as I have watched Luke grow, about delight in Creation, joy in simple gifts, and unquestioning trust and love. I began to understand God’s strength made perfect in weakness as I cared for Eliza, and I experienced just a little bit of what our Father’s unconditional, selfless love is really about. In Anastasia’s joy-filled life, I learn over and over again that every good and perfect gift is from above, and I am freshly grateful for that reminder every day. I am delighted to be called to ministry with the children at All Saints Church, to be given the opportunity to learn from them even as I come alongside their families in inviting them into the richness of our faith.
When I am not hanging out with kids—mine and others’—I am a writer and an editor. I delight in a carefully-turned phrase or a cautiously crafted paragraph. I also dabble in photography and love reading, swimming, and singing. As a former writing teacher, I am a firm believer in the never-final draft; I am perpetually grateful that I, too, am always a work in progress. “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).
Contact Daniele at email@example.com.
Pat May, Office Administrator
I'm from Lumberton, a (used to be small) town southeast of Durham. As the son of a Southern Baptist minister, I had well-developed Baptist convictions and a great desire, as well as a serious call, to pastoral ministry by my mid-twenties.
After serving as a pastor in several churches, God led me to return to school to complete my undergraduate degree in Christian Studies and History. While at the College at Southeastern in Wake Forest, I came to a point in my life where the sacramental understanding of the Eucharist and sacramental theology in general, exploded in my heart (thank you Church Fathers!) to the point that I longed for a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ. So God opened my eyes to all that is Anglicanism: its rich historical roots (Ecumenical Councils); the beautiful sacramental theology; and love of God, His word, and His creation. I am so thankful that God led my family and me to All Saints Church, a church that is growing and shaping me to be more like Christ and where we all have the amazing opportunity to have a fresh encounter with the Risen Lord every week. Now I can really say that I “taste and see that the Lord is good.”
My wife, Sherry and I have been married for 12 years and have 4 children: Julie, 10; Jimmy, 9; Jenna, 5; and Johnny, 3. They are a joy and blessing to have, and we find raising them to be the greatest responsibility and privilege God has given us. Of all the friends I have, Sherry is indeed my closest friend. She is an energetic, passionate, caring, loving, and tender woman, who continues to pour her life into mine. I am thankful to God for her and all that she means to my children and myself. Even though we have four children, Sherry and I still find time spend together through God’s grace. Besides spending time with the Lord, spending time with her provides moments of peace and joy in my life.
Contact Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.