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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.


The Rev. Giulianna Cappelletti Gray

Priest Associate

Frieda Hawkins

Parish Administrator

Dr. Kenneth Miller

Organist/Choir Director

The Rev. Meghan Mazur

Assisting Priest & Children’s Choir Director

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 also a cook at St. Mary’s Retreat and a homeschooling parent to her two young children. Cara's talents include art, music, writing, sewing, and gardening.

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