We desire to be fully present to God and others. We then embody God’s presence as we love our neighbors, being fully present to those entrusted to our care.
- We make space daily to interact with God
- We invite God’s transformation through the Scriptures
- We engage regularly in corporate worship
In a complex world, we find peace in simplicity. We practice rhythms of margin and rest, accepting our limits as a gift from God and creating space for the slow work of God.
- We embrace silence and solitude
- We practice rhythms of rest and margin
- We ruthlessly eliminate hurry
Jesus desires to thoroughly transform us by healing our inner brokenness and restoring us to wholeness. As we actively surrender the deeper parts of our lives to Christ, we can begin to truly love both our neighbors and ourselves.
- We pursue emotional health to love others well
- We invest deeply in God-given relationships
- We serve from an overflow of growing union with Christ
Rather than comfortably consuming spiritual goods, we sacrificially practice the way of Jesus by releasing our need for comfort, certainty, approval, and security.
- We prioritize the needs of others over personal comfort
- We serve and give generously to the mission of the Parish
- We take our place in God’s mission of restoration while sacrificing for the marginalized and poor
We are a people among whom those who look or think differently can be united in love and fellowship, centered on the person and grace of Jesus Christ.
- We walk with others as we love and listen, recognizing that difference need not lead to division
- We bridge cultural, racial, economic and gender divides for Christ
- We embrace the gifts and guide of the global and historical Church
Pastor / Rector
Though they met in Colorado, Jordan hails from California and his wife Holly is a Hoosier. Jordan is an Anglican Priest with an M.A. in Spiritual Formation & Leadership. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Western Seminary emphasizing Pastoral Presence & Christian Imagination through the lens and legacy of Eugene Peterson.
Jordan’s pastoral ministry experience spans nearly two decades across churches in the evangelical, charismatic, contemplative, and sacramental traditions. Holly is a clinical counselor specializing in trauma and family therapy.
They have 3 wonderful kids – Makenna, Brooklyn, and Noah. These days, Jordan and Holly love good coffee the most, because these kids wake up early.
Sarah is proud to have been an Alpharettan for most of her life, having moved to the area as a young child. She attended Samford University where she received a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She taught in public and private elementary schools for eight years before transitioning to full-time mom with her young children.
Sarah feels called to help children know more of God’s deep love for them so they can live with confidence and joy.
She and her husband Ryan have three sons – Jacob, David, and Sam. As a family they enjoy playing games, watching movies, and being outside – especially hiking and camping in the North Georgia mountains.
Jeff has been married to his wife and best friend for 32 years, living in the North Fulton area the entire time, growing roots as Alpharetta and the surrounding areas sprouted and flourished. The Carriers have two grown children, Caleb and Liz. Jeff and Katherine enjoy their family, being outdoors gardening, hiking and exploring. They love reading books together and admit to binging their way through many compelling small screen stories.
Jeff graduated with a degree in ministry from Atlanta Christian College which is now Point University. He spent the first 11 years of his career as a minister of a church in Roswell. Jeff loves people and he loves coffee. One of his favorite things in life is connecting with people over great cups of coffee.
Worship & Media
David and his wife, Keely, are happiest in a hammock at springtime. If you can’t find them outside, they are likely at home reading, cooking, napping, or playing piano. After getting married in 2015, they moved to Atlanta (and later Alpharetta) where David is a teacher at Mount Pisgah Christian School and Keely is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner.
The youngest of four, David grew up in a musical family. His mom fondly recalls stories of baby Dave whistling to hymns in the church pew while the rest of the family smiled and sang. From those humble roots, he has been leading and worshipping in churches most of his life.
Community & Coordination
Morgan grew up in Florida and met her husband Eric while attending Stetson University. They both have political science degrees and a deep, deep love for tacos.
Morgan has a heart for helping others and caring for God’s people. Eric and Morgan spent the early part of their marriage building community in a small church and serving together in ministry.
When she is not chasing their son E.J. around, Morgan loves to play tennis throughout the week. At any given moment, she’d love to talk about the Enneagram with you.
Evan & Grace Chasteen
High School Ministry
Evan & Grace Chasteen head up the high school ministry at The Parish. Home for them is Alpharetta, GA, where they’re raising two kids, Olive and Boone. They also have two dogs, Michael and Madge, and yes, 16 chickens (it’s a fun backyard).
They first crossed paths serving at a summer camp for high schoolers in 2014 and have been together ever since. By day, Evan dives into digital marketing, ghostwriting online, and running long distances, while Grace focuses on her art and is working her way to be a certified yoga instructor.
Outside of work and church, we’re all about family time. Camping trips, planning for the future, or just some quiet downtime – that’s how we roll.
Parish Kids Director
Kristen moved to Roswell with her family as a child and, after a stent away, moved back with her husband Tyler when they were expecting their first son in 2017. Kristen met Tyler at UGA while they were both volunteering for an outreach ministry.
Through the years, Kristen has volunteered and served in churches and ministries in several capacities. She desires for all Gods children to internalize His Story that it may transform the way they view themselves and the world around them.
Tyler and Kristen have two young boys, Ben and Wade. Kristen also works as a nurse in a local office. In their free time, her family loves playing outside and being with friends.
Parish Kids Director
Georgia (Forsyth County) is where Shannon has lived for the better part of the past 20 years. But Tennessee is where her roots are, and Ohio is in her bones. Her first 20 years orbited around Lipcomb University in Nashville, where she attended the campus school from first through twelfth grades, met her husband, John, and then graduated from the university with a BS in Elementary Education.
Raising and educating her four children has been her vocation prior to joining the Parish staff. She comes from long line of teachers, pastors, preachers, and elders. She brings her formal equipping as an educator, accrued wisdom as mother, and a shepherd’s heart to the families and children of our church. When she’s not engaged in church work, you’re likely to find her in her garden with dirty hands and a happy heart. One day, she dreams of not just shepherding people but sheep as well.
The Vestry is a collective of primarily-lay leaders who work hand-in-hand with our pastoral team to provide our church with practical and spiritual leadership. While the pastoral staff leads the direction and execution of our ministry efforts and community care on a daily basis, the Vestry oversees the organizational, financial, and “temporal” matters that make up our church life. The Vestry also comes together regularly to provide discernment, counsel, and support around each step in our community’s journey.
The Parish is a fresh expression of an ancient faith, rooted in the history and tradition of the Anglican Church.
We belong to a worldwide Anglican Communion, constituting the third largest Christian body globally. The Anglican Church in North America unites 112,000 Anglicans in nearly 1,000 congregations across the United States, Canada, and Mexico into a single Church. As Anglicans, we hold to the via media, or “middle way.” This middle way teaches us to make room for all we see in Jesus, trusting him to unite us even in the midst of differences.
The Parish is a part of a specific group of Anglican communities called Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO). Under the leadership of Bishop Todd Hunter, C4SO seeks to announce, embody, and demonstrate the Kingdom of God.