JIM KING, INTERIM PASTOR
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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
(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.
JENNA CONARROE, STAFF ASSISTANT
(212) 362-9300 ext. 228
Jenna earned her BS from Wheaton College and then later went to the University of Edinburgh to receive her MSc in Health Inequalities and Public Policy. She is passionate about supporting and empowering New Yorkers facing inequalities. Jenna and her husband, Gregory, started worshiping at All Angels’ in January 2018. Her love for the diverse and welcoming All Angels’ community led her to join the staff team in March of 2018. Born and raised in rural California, Jenna is excited to start this new season of life in New York City..
LINDY DESCIAK, YOUTH MINISTRIES COORDINATOR
(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.
TREVOR ST. JOHN-GILBERT, YOUTH MINISTRIES COORDINATOR
Trevor earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Michigan where he received the Alan Eisenberg Award for Most Promising Musical Theatre student. Trevor moved to New York City in 2013 to pursue his acting career and joined the All Angels’ Staff in 2015 as a Youth Fellow and then as a Youth Coordinator. He also works part-time for Young Life on the Upper West Side and coordinates a drama club for Brandeis High School. Trevor is passionate about acting and helping kids discover the love of Jesus.
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.
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
TERRY STOKES, SEMINARIAN-IN-RESIDENCE
Terry (TJ) Stokes is a first-year Master’s of Divinity student at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he is training to become a pastor. After graduating from Yale in 2016 with a degree in Latin American Studies, he spent a year as the worship intern at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. It was during this time that his heart for racial reconciliation ministry developed, particularly through designing and teaching an adult education course on multicultural worship. It is this zeal for teaching, spiritual formation, and relational ministry that TJ brings to his role in working with the youth ministry at All Angels’.
An avid songwriter, TJ has released two albums in the past year, which you can find on Bandcamp and Spotify. If you ever need to discuss the NBA (especially the San Antonio Spurs), late night comedy, Earth Wind & Fire, or Hot Wheels, he’s your guy.