St. George's Clergy & Staff

CONTACT INFORMATION

Clergy Directory

Rector: The Rev. Dorothy Wells
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Assistant Rector: The Rev. David Carletta
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Staff Directory

Parish Administrator: Eileen Fields
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Director of Music: Alan Depuy
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  St. George's Episcopal Preschool Director: Sarah Bettendorf

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St. George's Episcopal Preschool Business Manager: Julie Bush
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Children’s and Family Ministry Coordinator: 

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Youth Minister: Callie Smith  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Communications Associate: Erin Brophy800
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General Office
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Junior Warden: Leslie Darr

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Vestry Clerk:Nancy Ligon
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Treasurer: Tom McFadden

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STAFF BIOGRAPHIES

The Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells, Rector

dorothy-sanders-wellsThe Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells, Rector at Saint George's Episcopal Church 

A native of Mobile, Alabama, The Rev. Dorothy Sanders Wells came to Memphis when she began her undergraduate studies at Rhodes College, and she has made Memphis her home since that time. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Performance from Rhodes, her Juris Doctor degree from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis, and her Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary. She is a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

A practicing attorney in Memphis for nearly 18 years before her ordination as a priest, Dorothy began her legal career with the former Waring Cox firm, and spent most of her legal career with FedEx Corporation, where she was responsible for the design and compliance of employee benefits plans maintained by the FedEx companies. After her ordination, Dorothy previously served as a Curate at the Church of the Holy Apostles.

Dorothy loves the Memphis area and enjoys being involved in community organizations. She is of Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Metropolitan Inter-faith Association (MIFA), and a member of the Board of Directors of Church Health. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Episcopal School, the Alumni Executive Board of Rhodes College, and the Boards of Directors of the Margaret Hyde Council of Rhodes College and of Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.

Dorothy also serves the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee as its Secretary, and is a member of the Standing Committee. She has served as a member of and Secretary to The Bishop and Council, and as Chaplain to the Episcopal Church Women. She was recognized by Rhodes College as a Distinguished Alumna in 2011, and received an Algernon Sydney Sullivan service award at Rhodes' commencement in 2015.

She and her husband, Herb, have been married since 1990, and are the parents of two daughters, Alexis and Meredith. She enjoys reading, cooking and travel, and is frequently spotted around East Memphis walking or running with her adorable canine companion, Hollister.

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David Carletta, Assistant Rector

David Carletta 2 1 Prior to coming to St. George's, David served at St. Andrews in Collierville and two churches in New York. He holds degrees from World College West (B.A.), Sonoma State University (M.A.), Ohio University (M.A.), The General Seminary (M.Div.) and Michigan State  University (Ph.D.).

 David is married to Susanne, and they have one daughter, Lucia. Of his ministry, David says, "As a priest, I hope to help people discover how to respond to the call to Christian service." We are so very happy that David will join us here at St. George's as we  ogether seek to discern the ways in which God calls us all to serve. David's first Sunday with us will be August 6. Please join us that day as we welcome him.

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Eileen Fields, Administrator for Operations & Finance

eileen-fieldsEileen came to St. George's in 2004, and knows the ins and outs of the life of the parish better than most anyone else. As Administrator for Operations and Finance, Eileen's time is almost totally taken up with the finances of the parish, records management, and building maintenance and operations (she is staff to the Buildings and Grounds Committee, as well as numerous other of our infrastructure committees). In light of recent changes, she is also taking back responsibility for maintaining our calendar (no small order).

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Alan DePuy, Director of Music

 

       

Alan DePuy HeadshotAlan De Puy is a native of California who began his professional career as an organist at the age of nine.  He attended undergraduate school at Chapman University in Orange, California, where he studied piano, accompanying and organ performance with Ronald Huntington.  Alan attended graduate school at Arizona State University and studied organ performance with Robert Clark and Kimberly Marshall. He is also first place winner in four AGO (American Guild of Organists) sponsored competitions.

Prior to coming to St. George's, Alan served at the Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California; Holy Family Cathedral, Orange, California; organist/choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona; Clerke of the Works and organist at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle and as associate to the Rector for Liturgy and Music, organist/choirmaster,  at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish, Church and School, Coral Gables, Florida. Alan also severed as Artistic Director for the Cathedral Center for the Arts in Phoenix, Arizona. This was a not-for-profit arts organization that hosted visual arts shows monthly and hundreds of events and concerts a year with a focus on the underserved youth population.

Alan describes his ministry as "inspiring and blessing the People of God, enhancing their worship experience through beautiful art, music and song, and sharing the wonder and power of organ and choral music for this and future generations."

Sarah Bettendorf, Director of St. George's Episcopal Preschool

sarah-bettendorfParishoner Sarah Bettendorf joined the St. George's staff as Director of St. George's Episcopal Preschool for the 2009 - 2010 school year. Sarah has been President of the Board, and later Head of School of the Early Childhood Learning Centre, a prestigious International school in Seoul, Korea. Sarah and her family are active members of the parish.

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Erin Brophy, Communications Associate

Erin Brophy
      
    After volunteering for 3 years editing the newsletter and co-chairing the Publicity Committee for the Antiques Arcade, Erin Brophy joined the St. George's staff as Communications Associate in July of 2015. Previously,     Erin worked as the Web  Marketing Manager for Baptist Memorial Healthcare in Memphis. Erin maintains our Web site, posts on FaceBook and Instagram, proofs our newsletters and edits and prints the church bulletins. 

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VOLUNTEER STAFF

Bookshoppe Manager: Verlinda Henning
Cantor: Andrew Proctor
Coffee Hour Coordinator: Virginia Baird
Communications: Kit Decker
Exultemus Director: Tom Fields
Nursery Coordinator: Betty Greene

Photography: Denise Timmerman & Peter Bloom
Sacristan:
Don Cook
Sanctifica Director: Billie Moore
St. Cecilia Choir Director: Audrey-Anna Donaville
Vergers: Caroline Brown and Don Cook
Weddings:
Sarah Bettendorf

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