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The Rev. Christine Lee, Vicar

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Christine attended the Moody Bible Institute and received her M.Div. and Th.M. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. She served as a campus minister with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Chicago and Columbia University, and worked as a community organizer for Habitat for Humanity in New York City. In 2008, she joined All Angels’ as the Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach. She completed a year of Anglican studies at the General Theological Seminary and served as the interim minister at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem. In September 2012, she became the first Korean-American woman ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church and returned to All Angels' following her ordination.

She lives in Harlem with her husband Jimmy, and loves running, hiking, eating and talking about eating.

Seth Little, Interim Director of Worship

Seth grew up in Georgia as the son of two music teachers. He followed the family tradition and studied music in college, graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He began serving in worship arts at a small church in Boston and gradually found himself thinking and acting more like a pastor than he had anticipated. He eventually pursued theological training and graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2017, completing a program under Fuller’s Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. His master's thesis project focused on integrating the arts into the manifold mission of the church. He joined the staff of All Angels’ in 2017 as Director of Worship Arts.

Seth is married to Emily, a teacher and all-star mom, and they have three children, Lydia, Thaddaeus, and Gus. Seth and the whole Little family love cities, seasons, spontaneous plans, and being silly.

Chelsea Horvath, Director of Community Ministries

Chelsea received her BS in Art Education from a joint program at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Upon graduating in 2007, she moved to Shanghai, China and served as the Gallery Director of twocities gallery in her final two years. In addition to her work at twocities, she was the Associate Director of a faith-based organization dedicated to Shanghai’s arts and culture sector, its impact on local communities, and the discipleship of local artists. Chelsea moved back to the U.S. in 2013 to attend the Trinity Forum Academy as a residential fellow, where she developed a thesis on the artistic consequences of mental illness, substance abuse, and relational poverty. Chelsea is a recent transplant to New York City and continues to pursue creative work as an Artist in Residence at the Brooklyn Art Space / Trestle Galleries, as well as with a Bronx-based arts education organization, Young Urban Christians & Artists (YUCA).

Mary Ellen Lehmann, Director of Children's Ministry

Mary Ellen received her BS and MS from the University of Arizona. She has worked as a speech-language pathologist and as an assistant principal in schools serving children and adolescents with disabilities. Mary Ellen moved to NYC in 1989 and has been a member at All Angels' ever since. Mary Ellen has been involved in many ministries of the church including a five year term as Junior Warden. She is most passionate, however, about her work in Children's Ministries and Mothers' Groups. Mary Ellen and her husband Mike have four children; they’ve homeschooled all of them. The older two are grown, away at school, leaving just the 15 and 12 year old at home.

Kegan Smallwood, Co-Youth Ministry Coordinator

Kegan is from Memphis, TN. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. During her time in school, she was a youth intern at Hope Presbyterian Church, a volunteer leader, and student staff member for Young Life. Kegan and her husband, Jordan, moved to New York City from Nashville in 2014. In addition to serving as our Youth Ministry Coordinator, she is also on staff part-time with Young Life on the Upper West Side.

Trevor St.John-Gilbert, Co-Youth Ministry Coordinator

Trevor is thrilled to be in his second year on staff with All Angels' Church. A Dallas native, Trevor moved to New York in 2013 after getting his bachelor's from the University of Michigan. In addition to his position at All Angels', Trevor is on part-time staff with Young Life in the Upper West Side.

Ann Kosmerl, Parish Administrator

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Ann was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and after four years in college, moved to New York. She worked as a missionary with a Franciscan community in the Bronx for close to eleven years. Serving there full-time, she organized and ran various ministries while working hands-on with the poor. She can still be found assisting in those ministries, but is extremely happy and blessed to have a more "normal" (haha) job here at all All Angels'. Ann enjoys music, poetry, and anything fun and/or active!

Lindy Desciak, Volunteer Coordinator for Community Ministries

Lindy is from Missouri and has been a part of the All Angels' community since 2012. Funding in 2016 from Hope for New York opened the opportunity for her to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for Community Ministries. Her work has ranged from planting a House Church network in the Bronx, teaching refugees, organizing mentorship programs for at-risk youth, and running college student housing programs.

Her education includes international relations, missions, organizational leadership and religious education. She is pursuing her doctorate at Fordham University in Religious Education. She loves learning and welcomes reading suggestions or random fun facts!

Heidi Nicholas, Staff Assistant

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Heidi is a Tennessee born, Northern Michigan raised, turned Jersey girl. She recieved her BS in Family Life Studies from Spring Arbor University in Michigan and has been working in international missions and non-profit ministry for several years. She is passionate about people, traveling, and being active.

Amy Hitotsubashi, Nursery Coordinator

Amy has both a native and cultivated understanding of child development. Among her qualifications are 20 years teaching Sunday School, a M.A. from Columbia Teachers College, 4 years experience at Mustard Seed’s Nest Preschool. Amy homeschooled her two, now adult, children and lives in Brooklyn.

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