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The Rev. Robert C. Lamborn, D. Min


The Rev. Robert C. Lamborn has been Rector since 2015.  Before seminary he earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees in music from the University of Georgia and Indiana University.  Rob is a 1994 graduate of the School of Theology; during his studies at Sewanee he met his wife, (the Rev. Dr.) Amy Bentley Lamborn.  The couple have a daughter in college, and two cats at home.  Before returning to Sewanee, Rob served churches in Indiana and New York, earning the Doctor of Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary along the way.  He enjoys playing the trombone (including in the Sewanee Symphony Orchestra), walking, college sports, golf, and building and fixing things.  

The Rev. Elizabeth Carpenter


The Rev. Elizabeth Carpenter grew up in Louisiana but has made Sewanee her home for the past 34 years. She is the mother of two and grandmother of four. She joyfully serves the parish as Deacon with a passion for outreach beyond the gates. She is an instructor in the Diocesan School for Deacons, plays music in a band, loves to cook and is in the process of training her dog Mike to be a therapy dog.

Sarah Edmonds

CAC Director

Sarah moved to the Monteagle-Sewanee area in 2021 from Portsmouth, VA. She graduated from Christopher Newport University in 2020 with a B.S. in Environmental Biology. She began working in the community with South Cumberland Plateau AmeriCorps VISTA Project. In this role, she built hunger relief networks across the plateau, developed food programming, and volunteered with local food banks. She continues to work in the community as the Guest Services Manager at the Monteagle Inn & Retreat Center, and began as the director of the Community Action Committee (CAC) in 2022. Her favorite thing about working at the Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul is talking with neighbors who benefit from CAC’s services.

Dan Amundson

Parish Administrator

Dan moved to the mountain from the D.C. area in 2022 when his wife, Beth, became the University Registrar at University of the South. Dan and Beth met when they were both students at George Washington University in D.C.  They now live in Monteagle with a cat who adopted them during the 2024 winter storm. Dan’s first career was with a non-profit organization performing analyses of news and entertainment media. Dan was active in their parish in Maryland serving as leader of the Men’s Group, as a member of the church streaming ministry and as a volunteer sexton. 

Dr. Kenneth Miller

Organist/Choir Director

Kenneth Miller is the School of Theology instructor in church music and organist. He directs the choirs for the School of Theology's Chapel of the Apostles, as well as the Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul. Before coming to Sewanee, he was associate organist-choirmaster at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Columbia, SC, and instructor of organ at the University of South Carolina. He studied organ and church music at Lenoir-Rhyne University and the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. He maintains an active schedule as a choral accompanist, continuo player, and solo recitalist.

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Beth Sperry

Children’s Choir Director

A lifelong Episcopalian, and 3rd generation Floridian, Beth grew up in South and Central Florida, has a Bachelor’s in Voice Performance from Boston University and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. She had learned to love Sewanee as a Sewanee Academy boarding student. (For a time as a highschooler she conducted the Otey Parish Children's Choir!) Beth lives in Midway and has three large dogs, one black cat, and a large and growing rose garden. She teaches voice locally and also participates in the musical life of St. James Episcopal Church.

The Rev. Hilary Bogert-Winkler, Ph.D.

Journey to Adulthood Leader

The Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler leads the Rite-13 group at St. Mark St. Paul. Before coming to Sewanee, she worked at the Anglican seminary in Montréal, QC. Prior to that, she served as diocesan youth missioner in Worcester, MA, priest associate at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Westborough, MA, and priest in charge of youth ministry at Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, MA. She brings extensive experience in diocesan youth and camp ministry. Hilary lives in Sewanee with her husband, Rick, and her sons Luke and Owen, as well as two geriatric cats.

Jeannie Babb

Christian Formation Director, Acting Youth Director

Jeannie Babb has been Christian Formation Director at the parish since 2016, and Acting Youth Director as needed. She moved to Sewanee to pursue an MA in Theology, concentration in Church History (2012), followed by a Master of Sacred Theology (2013). Currently she lives in Ringgold, GA, with her husband Jeff Lynch and their two youngest children. Jeannie writes articles for the School of Theology as well as poetry and fiction. She works part-time at Guardian Investment & Accounting. She also serves as Administrative Manager of Love's Arm Outreach in Chattanooga, TN, helping women exit the cycle of exploitation and addiction.

Wendy Howard

Financial Assistant,

Wendy Prothro Howard is in her final year of a Masters of Arts program at the School of Theology studying Religion and Environment. She volunteer at St. Mark and St. Paul as a storyteller in the Godly Play program for pre-school aged children. Wendy is also the mentor for the Education for Ministry (EfM) program that meets at the parish, as well as our financial assistant. Wendy lives in Monteagle with her husband Jay. They have four grown children they enjoy visiting in NC, DC, CO, and FL. They also enjoy the outdoors and hanging out at home with their two cats.

Cara Kitzrow

Nursery Coordinator

Cara first came to the Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul to bring her son to Godly Play. She was hired as a nursery worker in 2018 and is now the Nursery Coordinator as well as a Godly Play instructor. Cara graduated from the University of the South in 2012 with a BA in English and is a current student at Sewanee School of Letters. She is a homeschooling parent to her two young children. Cara's talents include art, music, writing, sewing, and gardening.

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