Our Staff

THE REV. NATHANIEL JUNG-CHUL LEE, RECTOR

rector@allangelschurch.com

(917) 671-0431
or (212) 362-9300 ext. 227

Nate graduated from Wheaton College with a B.A. in Bible and Christian Education, and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies. After Wheaton, Nate was for two years a youth pastor and high school football coach. He received his Divinity School training at Duke University and Trinity School for Ministry. While at Duke, Nate worked as the Research Associate for Stanley Hauerwas, and helped edit two books: Working with Words and War and the American Difference. He has published his own pieces in several theological journals and magazines. He is also a Visiting Professor of Practical Theology & Christian Leadership at Nashotah House Theological Seminary and has been a member of the Affiliate Faculty in Religion at Loyola University.  

Prior to coming to All Angels in 2019, Nate was for four years the Associate Rector at All Saints Chevy Chase. From 2011-2015 Nate served churches in the Diocese of Texas while pursuing his Ph.D. in Religion at Baylor University. At other points in his theological education, he has served churches in the Dioceses of Virginia, Albany, Pittsburgh, North Carolina, and Dallas. His wife, Janna, and his two-year-old son, Ezekiel, are the best things that ever happened to him.

THE REV. CHRISTINE LEE, VICAR

clee@allangelschurch.com
(917) 671-0432
or (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.

JOANNA THOMAS, INTERIN PASTORAL ASSOCIATE

joanna@allangelschurch.com

Joanna brings a diverse set of skills to All Angels.  In her varied career, she has helped invest Fuller Seminary’s endowment, ran administration and events at a large California REIT, sang opera in NYC, and helped students get into Fuller.  Her main passion, however, is her work in Spiritual Direction.  ‘I love talking with people about their experiences of, and their longings for God. It’s a privilege to see the unique ways God meets His people as they seek Him.’

A parishioner since 2010, Joanna has served on the Healing Prayer Team, the Vestry, the Worship team, and the Women’s Retreat team.  In this new role, Joanna will focus on Pastoral Care, Spiritual Direction and Formation, Event Planning, and Administration.

Joanna and her husband David live in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with their Rhodesian Ridgeback, Taco.  One day, Joanna hopes to complete a triathlon.

CHELSEA HORVATH, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES

chorvath@allangelschurch.com
(917) 671-0470
or (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
(917) 671-0460
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.

SETH LITTLE, DIRECTOR OF WORSHIP ARTS

seth@allangelschurch.com
(917) 471-0469
or (212) 363-9300 ext. 223

Seth grew up in Georgia and then left the South to study music production and guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston and, later, to earn his MAT in theology and art from Fuller Theological Seminary in SoCal. 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. 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, DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATION

akosmerl@allangelschurch.com
(917) 671-0428
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.

LAUREL MARR, ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

admin@allangelschurch.com
(917) 671-0474
or (212) 362-9300 ext. 228

Laurel grew up in the Southeast and then spent many years in Colorado.  She has two kids named Hannah and Samuel.   Laurel is currently a theology master’s student at the University of Nottingham and has a pastoral heart and calling to ministry, particularly in the area of healing ministry.   Laurel joined All Angels’ Church in March 2019 and will be in the office Sunday through Thursday working on Church Administration and as the Assistant to The Reverend Nate Lee.

JOCELYNN RICARD, COMMUNITY MINISTRIES PROGRAM MANAGER

jocelynn@allangelschurch.com
(917) 671-0471
or (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.

JACK RICCI, YOUTH MINISTRIES COORDINATOR

jack@allangelschurch.com
 (917)-671-0429
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 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.

LINDY DESCIAK, YOUTH PROJECTS

lindy@allangelschurch.com

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.

JOSE GONZALES, SEXTON

 

RODNEY ALLEN, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM

ISIZAH BLACK, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /

COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM