Our Staff

JIM KING, INTERIM PASTOR

jim@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 227

Jim graduated with a degree in English and Theology at Kings’ College, London before teaching English and Religious Studies at high schools in the U.K. He then joined the U.K. public service and spent 24 years in the Home and Foreign Service where he served as a diplomat in Ottawa and Washington, D.C. Jim subsequently joined Goldman Sachs to advise them on risk management approaches to developing markets and from 2005-08, was a part of the All Angels community. A Christian since his teens, Jim led a number of church and Christian youth outreach activities, many with his wife Sheila, and was ordained in 2001. He has served in churches in the U.K. and, with Sheila, led a team which planted a new church in a struggling area of North London and a replant in their own village. Jim and Sheila have two children and four grandchildren.

CHRISTINE LEE, VICAR

clee@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 232

Christine attended the Moody Bible Institute and received her M.Div. and Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. She served as a campus minister with Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at the University of Chicago and Columbia University. After working as a community organizer for Habitat for Humanity NYC, she came on staff at 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, returning to All Angels’ following her ordination. She is currently a Doctor of Ministry student at Fuller Theological Seminary with a focus on leading organizational and congregational change. She lives in Harlem with her husband Jimmy.

CHELSEA HORVATH, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

chorvath@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 225

Chelsea joined the All Angels’ team in 2015, after a few short months attending the 5pm Worship Service. She is currently in a master program at Hunter College, working towards her Master’s Degree (MSW) in Organizational Management and Leadership in Social Work. Prior to her work at All Angels’, she lived in Shanghai where she served as the graphic designer and, subsequently, Gallery Director of twocities gallery. She was also 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 suffering artist. Chelsea has a B.S. in Art Education from a joint program at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. She continues to pursue her creative work through residencies, studio practice, and volunteering with Bronx-based arts education organization, Young Urban Christians & Artists (YUCA).

MARY ELLEN LEHMANN, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES

melehmann@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 229

Mary Ellen received her B.S. and M.S. 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 physical, language, and learning disabilities. In 1989, she moved to New York City and joined All Angels’ Church. While raising her four children, Mary Ellen has been involved in many ministries at All Angels’, including a five-year term as a junior warden and leading mothers’ groups. She also founded and directed a homeschool co-operative and established a foundation to assist families in need of homeschooling scholarships. She is a homeschool veteran of nineteen years and she and her husband, Mike, live on the Upper West Side with two children still at home, ages 17 and 13.

SETH LITTLE, DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS

seth@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 223

Seth studied music production and contemporary guitar at Berklee College of Music and received his MAT in theology and art from Fuller Theological Seminary. A native of Georgia, Seth spent almost a decade in Boston where he became engaged in Christian ministry through the local church. Seminary in Southern California put he and his family in close contact with minority peoples and diverse traditions and fostered a deep concern for a distinctly Christian vision of justice and reconciliation. As a church leader, Seth’s passion is to connect the riches of the Christian faith to all of life, and he believes the arts are essential to this task. His graduate thesis project focused on integrating the arts into the manifold ministry of the church. Seth comes to All Angels’ from Epicentre Church, Pasadena, CA, and the Antioch family of churches in which he served for more than 10 years. Seth and his wife Emily live in Harlem with their three young kiddos, Lydia, Thaddaeus and Gus.

ANN KOSMERL, PARISH ADMINISTRATOR

akosmerl@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 226

Shortly after graduating college, Ann felt God’s calling to commit to one year of missionary service with a Franciscan community in the Bronx. This one year turned into almost eleven years of serving the poor as a missionary in the South Bronx where she managed and directed various ministries. She can still be found assisting that community on occasion and loves her current work in the All Angels’ community. When she’s not at All Angels’, she can be found listening to music, cooking, enjoying time with her family, or exploring the city.

JOCELYNN RICARD, COMMUNITY MINISTRIES PROGRAM MANAGER

cm@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 221

Jocelynn is a native New Yorker from upper manhattan: Washington Heights. She received her B.A from Fordham University where she studied Sociology. She has served individuals and families who are homeless or facing eviction since 2013. Her previous positions include the Director of a Catholic maternity shelter in Cleveland, Ohio and spearheading her own freelance case management services for landlords seeking eviction prevention for their tenants. Jocelynn also assisted in launching a church plant in central Harlem, which is dedicated to social justice. She is honored to be a member of the All Angels’ Community as of July 2018.

SEAN MCDOWELL, OPERATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

staffassistant@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 228

With a background in automotive mechanical design in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, Sean decided to switch career paths as a response to God’s call.  Sean discerned a career in non-profit marketing was the best path to serve God with his creative abilities, and finished his B.S. in Business with a concentration in Marketing at SUNY Empire after moving to New York in 2017.   Now living in the Bronx, Sean is thrilled to be serving the All Angels’ Community as of July 2018 and building a life in the city centered around faith in Jesus Christ and the needs of his community.

LINDY DESCIAK, YOUTH MINISTRIES COORDINATOR

lindy@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 229

Lindy is currently in a doctoral program for Religious Education at Fordham University. Her prior work has included church planting in the Bronx, teaching refugees, organizing mentorship programs for at-risk youth, and running college student housing programs. She has been a part of the All Angels’ community since 2012 and on staff since 2016 where she now serves our youth with joy and gladness and hopes to help them build a lasting and rich faith.

JACK RICCI, YOUTH MINISTRIES COORDINATOR

lindy@allangelschurch.com
(212) 362-9300 ext. 229

Jack is a native New Yorker from Washington Heights, and graduated with a degree in Biblical Studies and Sociology from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.   During his time at Gordon, Jack served in a number of community programming roles both on and off campus, and used his interpersonal gifts in his early career to bring about individual growth and to flourish relationships.  He is excited to join the All Angels’ Community as of August 2018, and looks forward to sharing his experience as a city kid with the All Angels’ youth.  You can find him around New York spending time with his fiance, Kate, watching the Yankees, enjoying global cuisine, or reading books on the waterfront.

AMY HITOTSUBASHI, NURSERY COORDINATOR

nursery@allangelschurch.com

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.

JOSE GONZALES, SEXTON

 

RODNEY ALLEN, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM

JOHN MATTHEWS, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM

 

ISIZAH BLACK, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM