The Rev. Donald Allston Fishburne, D. Min., Rector
- Called to St. Paul’s in 2008 from serving Saint Michael and All Angels Church, Sanibel Island, as their Rector of seven years.
- Native of Charleston, SC, lifelong Episcopalian and graduate of The University of the South, The Virginia Theological Seminary, and the Doctorate in Ministry program at The School of Theology of the University of the South, Sewanee.
- Specialized in city ministry in the 1990’s as Rector of historic Saint Paul’s, Augusta, Georgia and served parishes large and small in the Carolinas in his 34 years of ordained ministry.
- Current mentor to several rectors and deans and also recent graduates of Virginia Theological Seminary in its Second Three Years program and to Field Education students from The School of Theology.
- President of the Consortium of Endowed Episcopal Parishes.
Contact Donald about Membership, Weddings, Baptism.
The Rev. Quinn Parman, Associate Rector for Children, Youth and Family Ministries
The Rev. Leigh Preston, Associate Rector for Pastoral Care, Education, and Spiritual Formation
- Graduate of the University of Georgia in 2003 with degrees in Religion and Psychology. After college, spent a year as an Americorps member in City Year, Washington, DC, where she served as tutor in reading and math and led a service-learning program for middle school students. She then attended Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, graduating in 2007 with a Master of Divinity and a Diploma in Anglican Studies. She was ordained a deacon in 2006 and priest in 2007 in the Diocese of Atlanta.
- Following ordination, she spent a year as a missionary in El Salvador, where she served as priest-in-charge of a parish and directed the reopening of its day school. She returned to Connecticut to serve as Hispanic Missioner, then priest-in-charge, of a bilingual parish in Hartford. Her most recent position was as Associate Rector of St. Stephen’s, a large parish in Richmond, Virginia, where among other duties, she coordinated pastoral care and assisted with ministries for children, youth, and families.
- She is married to Andy Thompson, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Ethics at the School of Theology at Sewanee. They live in Sewanee with their two young sons, Cabell and Cullen, and dog, Sadie.
The Rev. Ann G. Weeks, Deacon for Outreach
- Native of Chattanooga and graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in interior design. Active in the interior design business for 38 years, owing her own commercial interior design firm for 16 years. Married to Bradley Weeks with two adult children.
- Ordained in December of 2007 and assigned to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in 2008 as liturgical and outreach deacon.
- Initiated these ministries at St. Paul’s: Host church for Family Promise in partnership with Mizpah Congregation, Spiritual Gifts and Talents Workshop.
- Facilitates the following at St. Paul’s: Chattanooga Chamber Insight Leadership Program, Safeguarding God’s People Training, Safeguarding God’s Children Training.
- Serves on the following community boards: Caldsted Foundation, Cornerstones Preservation Group, Chattanooga Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, NEEMA Resettlement Outreach, Rotary Club of Chattanooga, South Broad Redevelopment Group, Inc., St. John the Evangelist School, Petit Harpon, Haiti, VORP – Victim Offender Reconciliation Program.
Contact Ann about outreach opportunities and information.