Clergy, Staff & Vestry

Worship

The Rev Colin Ambrose

Father Ambrose joined the St. Paul’s family in July 2009. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, he received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After college, and following several years in the business world, Colin attended Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Nashotah, Wisconsin. He was ordained by the Diocese […]

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Angela Tipps

A native of Murfreesboro, Angela graduated from MTSU with a Bachelor of Music in organ performance, and she received a Master of Church Music from Scarritt Graduate School in Nashville. In addition to conducting the adult choir and senior choristers at St. Paul’s, Angela conducts the MTSU Women’s Chorale, teaches conducting and organ, and coordinates […]

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Rachel Lapinski

Rachel received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal and General Music Education from MTSU. During that time, Rachel worked as a staff singer and children’s choir director at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Nashville. For three years she served as the Director of Music for Atlantic Highlands United Methodist Church in New Jersey. At the […]

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Morris Hamby

Originally from Ripley, Tennessee and a member of Immanuel Episcopal Church, Morris began attending St. Paul’s in 1990 when he started attending Middle Tennessee State University on a full scholarship. In 1995, Morris earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Industry from MTSU and went on to receive his Master of Music degree in […]

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Fellowship

Rick Burcham

Rick joined the Episcopal Church in 1986 and has loved it ever since. He was a teacher and principal in middle school for 30 years including the last six teaching math and science on an Army base in Heidelberg, Germany. He is a greeter, a sponsor in Pilgrimage, and is one of the four parishioners […]

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Pam Burcham

Pam was baptized at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 1950, in what is now St. Andrews Chapel. She moved from Murfreesboro as a toddler but returned to St. Paul’s a lifetime later, making St. Paul’s the Burcham family’s church home in 2013. Pilgrimage and the Greeter program led to participation in many volunteer activities, and […]

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Krista Phillips

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Outreach

Liz Huber

Liz has been a member of St. Paul’s since 2002. During that time, she has served one term on the Vestry, and helped build the Outreach program here; including Coldest Nights program, Journey Home ministry, and the Christmas Card project. During the past decade, she has been a member of the Building Committee, chaired the […]

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Pastoral Care

Kathleen Herzog

Kathleen came to St. Paul’s in 1998 from Baton Rouge. A Louisiana native, she earned her bachelor of arts degree from Louisiana State University. Kathleen is the executive director of Main Street: Murfreesboro, a nonprofit downtown revitalization program. She has served on our parish vestry and is profoundly involved in Cursillo, Pilgrimage, Women’s Retreats, and many interdenominational outreach […]

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Dierdri Matteson

Dierdri lives in Murfreesboro with her husband, Todd, and two children, Nicholas and Taylor. She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Psychology, where she also worked with children in the Headstart program. She has lived in Murfreesboro since 1997 and has stayed active volunteering in different activities with her children, including the Scout […]

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The Rev Gene Wise

Father Wise served as Rector of St. Paul’s from 1991 to 2007. He holds degrees from Florida State University and Virginia Theological Seminary. Before responding to his call to Holy Orders, he worked in the insurance industry for 20 years. Father Wise has been married to Janelee for more than 47 years and has a […]

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Discipleship

David Rowe

David came to St. Paul’s when he moved to Murfreesboro in 1981 to teach in the History Department at Middle Tennessee State University. In 1987, following his Cursillo weekend, he began a long ministry at St. Paul’s that has taken many forms but that focuses in three areas: spiritual formation for adults, developing and administering […]

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Cindy Guévart

Cindy oversees St. Paul’s programs for children 5th grade and younger. With an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and a master’s degree focused on Curriculum and Instruction, she has taught abroad in New Zealand and China and also for several years here in Tennessee. She states, “I feel blessed to mix my love of […]

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Amy Jackson

Amy was born in Nashville, Tennessee, planting her roots in Murfreesboro in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas A&M University in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut. Over the last twenty years, Amy has enjoyed multiple careers in education including as a classroom teacher, […]

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Administration

Sharon Teets

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Art Growden

Throughout his 36 year career as a creative professional, Art has had the privilege of partnering with private and public companies, municipalities, organizations, and social causes in providing art direction and design that inspires, speaks to, and compels the audiences they seek to influence. He’s created everything from simple logo design and corporate identity programs […]

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Kathy Warlick

A native of Rutherford County, where she attended school and has worked most of her life, Kathy has worked in several clerical and administrative settings. She has been with St. Paul’s for 11 years and she and Alice Gibson co-share this administrative assistant position. Previously she worked with Samsonite Furniture in Murfreesboro in data processing, […]

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Vestry

Ed Arning

Ed has been a member at St. Paul’s since the mid-1970s when he came to MTSU to attend college. His wife Janet joined him here when they married in the 1980s. Later, two sons, Wesley and Jake, were born into this parish and grew up here. A cradle Episcopalian, Ed was born into and baptized […]

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Paul Adams

Paul and his wife Kimberly transferred their membership to St. Paul’s in 2011. They attend eleven o’clock services where she sings with the choir and he regularly assists as chalice bearer, lector, or intercessor. His other activities have included committee work, leading morning prayer, helping our MTSU campus ministry, and contributing to Lenten Meditations. In […]

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Mike Becker

A lifelong Episcopalian, Mike began worshipping at St. Paul’s in 1996. He sings in the choir and has worked in many ministries over the years, including Habitat for Humanity, Journey Home, our parish-chartered Boy Scout Troop 1108, the Youth Ministry, Cursillo, the Stewardship campaign, and as “commissioner” of the St. Paul’s Golf Tournament. Mike served […]

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Melanie Clayton

Melanie and her husband Don have worshipped at St. Paul’s for well over 20 years. They have two grown children, Matt (28) and Allie (25), both of whom were quite active with the church during their time here. Melanie was intimately involved in the start of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program at St. […]

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Lisa Halliburton

Lisa and her family have been members of St. Paul’s for about 25 years. She feels blessed belonging to such a loving, active, and growing parish! Lisa has participated in many aspects of parish life at different times. She is on the offering counting team, greeter team, and has been involved in lay eucharist ministry, […]

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Alex Hollis

St. Paul’s has been Alex’s spiritual home since 1986 when he and Alicia moved to Murfreesboro. He has witnessed St. Paul’s grow into a vibrant family of committed Christians and considers this an exciting time to be a member of this parish as it faces the future. Alex’s walk with you has included two previous […]

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Barry Huber

Barry has been a member of St. Paul’s beginning in 2002. Outside of St. Paul’s he has been happily married to Liz Huber for 31 years. Barry has also been blessed with three sons Jim, Todd, and Sean. His career is an Auto Claim Team Manager with State Farm Insurance for the past 32 years. […]

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Dale Tipps

Dale grew up in the Methodist Church, but like so many other people at St. Paul’s, he became drawn to the beauty and reverence of Episcopal worship. Dale joined the Episcopal Church at St. George’s in Nashville in 1996. He and Angela joined St. Paul’s shortly after moving to Murfreesboro in 2000 and discovering a parish […]

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Marta Van Hoose

Episcopal parishes in Tampa and Bradenton, Florida nurtured Marta through childhood to Christian maturity, teaching her that church was where one was sure to find love, the means to serve others, and just a whole lot of fun. The Episcopal Chapel in Auburn gave Marta a home away from home when she studied applied mathematics […]

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