RODNEY ALLEN, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM
Children & Youth Ministries
MARY ELLEN LEHMANN, DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH MINISTRIES
or (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.
JACK RICCI SANCHEZ, YOUTH MINISTRIES COORDINATOR
or (212) 362-9300 ext. 220
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 be a part of the All Angels’ Community since August 2018, and enjoys sharing his experience as a city kid with the All Angels’ youth. You can find him around New York spending time with his wife, Kate, watching the Yankees, enjoying global cuisine, or reading books on the waterfront.
SETH LITTLE, DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS
or (212) 362-9300 ext. 223
Raised in Georgia, Seth went to Boston for undergrad at Berklee College of Music and later to Southern California for graduate studies in theology and art at Fuller Theological Seminary. As a church leader, Seth’s hope is to connect the riches of the Christian faith to all of life, and he believes the arts are essential to the task. 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’uns, Lydia, Thad and Gus.
DR. DAN SIEDELL, VISUAL ARTS CURATOR
Daniel A. Siedell (Ph.D. The University of Iowa) is Senior Fellow, Modern Art History, Theory & Criticism at The King’s College in New York City. He was previously Assistant Professor of Modern & Contemporary Art at the University of Nebraska and organized over one hundred exhibitions and worked with numerous contemporary artists on exhibition and book projects during his decade-long tenure as Chief Curator of the Sheldon Museum of Art. His books include Weldon Kees and the Arts at Midcentury (University of Nebraska Press, 2004); Martínez Celaya: Early Work (Whale & Star, 2005); God in the Gallery (Baker Academic, 2008); Who’s Afraid of Modern Art? Modern Art & Theology in Conversation (Cascade, 2015); and Enrique Martínez Celaya: Work and Documents, 1990-2015 (Radius Books, 2016). He served as the inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at the New City Arts Initiative in Charlottesville (2012-13) and is part of a four-year research project on the topic of Theology, Modernity and the Visual Arts at King’s College London and in collaboration with Duke University.
He and his wife, Kerri, of twenty-eight years have three adult children and live in Pompano Beach, Florida.
ANN KOSMERL, DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION
or (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.
SARAH HAN, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Sarah joined All Angels’ in October 2018, soon after moving to the city for graduate school. Having receiving her BA from Wheaton College, she is currently at Columbia University, pursuing her MA in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus on nation, migration, and belonging in the Middle East. Before coming to NYC, Sarah was manager of a cultural arts tea shop (Cafe K’Tizo) and a music teacher in the Chicagoland area. She is still likely to be found with her violin or a cup of loose leaf tea in hand.