THE REV. NATHANIEL JUNG-CHUL LEE, RECTOR
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
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.
THE REV. DR. JONO LINEBAUGH, VISITING PRIEST & SCHOLAR
Jono is a Lecturer in New Testament and Theology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Jesus College. He and his wife Megan have three children: Liam, Callie, and Anna. His main academic focus is the interpretation of Paul’s letters in the New Testament and he has written and edited a number of books and articles on Paul’s theology and the way the apostle’s letters have been read by later interpreters. For Jono, this research is also wed to his pastoral calling. Ordained in The Episcopal Church in 2008, Jono hopes in his research and teaching as well as his preaching and pastoral care to be a minister of the word: to hear and receive the gospel so that it can be spoken to and shared with the world.
JOANNA THOMAS, INTERIM PASTORAL ASSOCIATE
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
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
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
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.
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.
RODNEY ALLEN, SECURITY & OPERATIONS STAFF /COMMUNITY MINISTRIES TEAM
ISIZAH BLACK, COMMUNITY MINISTRIES OPERATIONS MANAGER
Isizah hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has over a decade of experience with logistics, customer service, and construction. As Community Ministries Operations Manager, Isizah is responsible for overseeing the CM program operations and leading the CM Ops team. Isizah has already proved himself invaluable with his friendly and engaging personality, his thoughtful creation of order, and his ability to make rice out of rain.
WHITNEY EDGE, COMMUNITY MINISTRIES VOLUNTEER MANAGER
After earning a degree in journalism from The University of Georgia in 2009, Whitney moved to the city. Her writing lead her to several nonprofits, and an executive assistant position at The Bowery Mission where she served as the Don’t Walk By campaign coordinator for 2 years.
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.