Several of our people listed here are available for speaking engagements, consulting projects and individual or group coaching.

For more information, please email Andy Carmichael.


THE REV. CAROL ANDERSON

After 20 highly successful years as Rector of All Saints', Carol retired in January 2010 to return to her beloved New York City - with an incredible ministry track record and some wonderful wisdom to share.

She served in a variety of parishes from very small to very large before being called to All Saints' in1989. Under her leadership the parish has grown substantially with expansion in virtually every ministry area - small groups, pastoral care, homeless assistance services, ministry to children, youth, families, young adults, women, gay people, 20s/30s and seniors and in the fall of 2003, she oversaw the founding of All Saints' Association. She also established various programs at All Saints' for the teaching of basic Christianity. In fact, All Saints' was one of the first US churches to adopt (and adapt) the Alpha course. Carol is the author of the Christianity primer, Knowing Jesus in your Life, a book that explains how we can have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

A few years ago when asked why she was at All Saints', Carol did not hesitate, "I believe that God is very much at work here building an extraordinary group of disciples who will share Christ's love with the world."

In recent years, that 'disciple-building' has been a core value of The Great Church Plan. Its 'expanded staff' component affords opportunities for more parishioners to become more actively involved in ministry both inside and outside the walls of the church. Throughout her ministry, Carol has embraced and successfully adapted ideas from other church and non-profit contexts and from the world of business. In the implementation of her Great Church vision, she came to rethink how we 'do church' and many of her recent speaking engagements have explored new approaches to church leadership.

From her wide experience in several very different churches, Carol's teaching has relevance for all church leaders making her a sought-after speaker at diocesan events and church conferences.


THE REV. JIMMY BARTZ

Jimmy is Rector of Thad's, Los Angeles. Thad's is described on its website as a movement of missionary people who've made a choice to leave the relative safety of the established church and take the love of Jesus 'to the streets'. Thad's calling is to bring this transforming love into people's lives in positive, transformative and practical ways. In church-speak, it's a 'mission station', an experimental community of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles.

Married to Cindy and father to Jas (7) and Jade (3), Jimmy has been involved in full time ministry since graduating from the University of Texas in 1993. Youth ministry positions in two different churches led Jimmy and Cindy to Virginia where Jimmy attended seminary, and Cindy worked as an inner-city social worker.

Upon graduation and ordination in the Episcopal Church, he went back to Austin where he was a campus minister for three years. A call to serve a traditional parish came in 2001, when he joined All Saints' Beverly Hills as Associate Rector. The Bartz family has called Los Angeles home for the last nine years.


ANDY CARMICHAEL

In 2003, Andy left a career in advertising and marketing to start All Saints' Association. His experience with a wide variety of companies in many different industries means he brings unique communications abilities, leadership and management skills and a commitment to help other liturgical worship churches grow and prosper by harnessing the experience of the flourishing All Saints' Beverly Hills and making it available for church leaders all over the country.

Andy has spent virtually his entire career working in advertising agencies, both in the US and his homeland of England. He's an accomplished communicator, creative thinker and marketer with 30 years domestic and international experience.. ?He led a Los Angeles agency through a complete culture change and achieved record new business success. He took a regional agency owned by a major holding company to the group's #1 position in profitability. He helped an international airline client increase US market share by 76% over five years, while winning every conceivable award in the airline travel category.

"I never expected my business experience to be so relevant to my work at ASA and at All Saints'," says Andy. "It's not a huge leap to go from studying how sociological changes impact a brand to understanding how the health of the church can be materially affected by the prevailing culture. It's essential that church leaders know not just how to survive, but to flourish, in that culture - just like the Acts 2 early church did."

In addition to being president of ASA, Andy has been Director of Development at All Saints', a member of the Communications Committee and has served as Senior Warden on the vestry.


THE REV. DOYT L CONN, JR.

Doyt Conn has been Rector at Epiphany Parish, Seattle, WA since November 2008. In his first 14 months, Sunday morning attendance has increased from 130 to 275.

Doyt spent four years at All Saints' Beverly Hills, where he served as Associate Rector.

One of his great achievements at All Saints' was to lead the Pastoral Care ministry from priest-centric to volunteer-centric. In the process, Doyt demonstrated that lay volunteers can truly become ministers, joyfully and effectively filling the roles traditionally reserved for priests.

Doyt graduated with his Masters of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. He discerned his vocation in the Diocese of Ohio, where he was sponsored for ordination by St. Paul's, Cleveland Heights.

Doyt received his Bachelor of Science degree at Northwestern University and later an MBA at Case Western Reserve University. Before being ordained, Doyt worked as a Project Director for the international relief organization AmeriCares, Director of Corporate Strategy for The Hawk Group of Companies and as a General Manager for Cleveland Steel Container. Doyt is married to Kristin, a family physician, and they have two children, Margaret and Desmond.


THOMAS FOSTER

Tom holds degrees in organ performance from Syracuse University and the New England Conservatory of Music. From 1976 - 2003 he was Director of Music at All Saints' Episcopal Church, Beverly Hills, California where the All Saints' Choir came to prominence through its concert tours, commissioned works, and four recordings for Gothic Records. During his tenure at All Saints', Tom introduced the highly successful Friday evening Services in the Style of Taizé.

Thomas Foster has served as a faculty member of summer Episcopal Church music conferences throughout the US and has been a lecturer/conductor in numerous dioceses as well as at Virginia Theological Seminary and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. He is a contributor to the Episcopal Hymnal 1982 and is a past president of the Association of Anglican Musicians.

Since 2003 Tom Foster has served as interim musician at various Episcopal churches throughout the country, including St. John's Cathedral, Albuquerque, Grace Cathedral, San Francisco and most recently at St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo. During that time, he has performed as organ recitalist in New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville and Seattle. He is currently reunited with former All Saints' colleague, Doyt Conn at Epiphany Parish in Seattle where he serves as Interim Musician.


GLENN GERMAN

Glenn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he received a B.A. in Journalism. After three years as a speechwriter, he entered New York University where he earned his M.F.A. in Film. In 1995, he moved to California in an effort to become a working screenwriter. That goal was met in 2001 when he sold a spec script entitled "Moving Elliot" to Universal Studios. He has since sold several other projects -- and prays regularly that one will actually be made.

Glenn has been a parishioner of All Saints' since 2000. He is a member of the All Saints' Association Board and recently completed his term as Senior Warden in a time of great transition for the parish. He oversaw was heavily involved in the launch of a Rector Search on Carol Anderson's announcement of her retirement.

Glenn and his wife Anna have three children, Caroline (6), Claire (6) and Michael (4) and number among the less than 2% of All Saints' parishioners who actually live in Beverly Hills.


PATRICK JAGER

A member at All Saints' since 2002, Patrick has valuable insights to share based on his leadership roles there. He is currently a vestry member during a time of Rector transition, he leads the Assimilation Task Force, he was a key member of the team who developed and operated 10:15, All Saints' fastest-growing service and he has produced and directed the Christmas Pageant.

Patrick is a television and media producer, creating programming for a vast array of outlets including MTV, VH1, A&E, HGTV, Food Network, Nickelodeon, PBS, Discovery and DirecTV - working on award-winning series such as "Behind the Music" and "Biography." He has also helped numerous on-camera talent and production companies as a media trainer and consultant.

Prior to entering the production realm (and in conjunction with his work in entertainment), Patrick focused on business development and public relations in entertainment, health care and cause-related marketing. He also has extensive experience in the management and development of both consumer and charity special events. In 2000, he was appointed Managing Director of Special Projects/Events for the Democratic National Convention's Host Committee, where he developed and oversaw all LA-sponsored events leading up to and during the Convention.

Patrick is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and studied and lived extensively in Europe. He now lives with his partner and son in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles.


THE REV. ERIC H. F. LAW

Eric Law is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute for Competent Leadership in a Diverse Changing World. He has been a consultant and trainer for building inclusive community for over 20 years working with religious, healthcare, educational and civic organizations in the United States, Canada, Australia and Europe.

He was the Missioner for Congregation Development for the Diocese of Los Angeles (2000-2005) and the Congregation Development Officer of the Diocese of New Westminster of British Columbia, Canada (1996-2000).

He is the author of 6 books: The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb (also available in Spanish), The Bush Was Blazing But Not Consumed, Inclusion: Making Room for Grace, Sacred Acts, Holy Change, The Word at the Crossing and his latest book: Finding Intimacy in a World of Fears.

Eric is also a composer of church music, a photographer and a playwright.


REV. DAVID WALTON MILLER

David served as rector at St. Matthew's, Pacific Palisades, California for 15 years. Leading a large parish with a highly sought-after school, he has a wealth of experience to share - from a tried and tested approach to stewardship to his take on church administration and how, if you can 'embrace you inner administrator' you will discover it can become a spiritual discipline, rather than 'what has to be done so you can get back to the real work of ministry'.

In 1973, he graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Religious Studies and then attended Virginia Seminary, graduating in 1977. He served at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco from 1977 to 1979. He moved south to become an associate at St. James' in the mid-Wilshire District of Los Angeles from1979 to 1983. He was then called to be rector of Epiphany, San Carlos, California and finally rector of St. Matthew's, Pacific Palisades from 1993 to 2008. David has been married to Sarah since 1979, with three children, Clare, Lucy and Paul.


DR. RICHARD PEACE

Richard Peace is the Robert Boyd Munger Professor of Evangelism and Spiritual Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Dr. Peace is a graduate of Yale University (B.E.) and Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He earned a Ph.D. in biblical studies at the University of Natal, South Africa.

A prolific author, Dr. Peace has over a hundred titles to his credit including the widely used Learning to Love trilogy of Bible studies, recently updated and re-issued as small group curriculum. He has a four book series for small groups on the Spiritual Disciplines (The Spiritual Formation Study Guides). His most recent book is Conversion in the New Testament: Paul and the Twelve (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing) which proposes a new way to understand the literary structure of the Gospel of Mark as well as a new paradigm for evangelism. Other books include Pilgrimage: A Handbook on Christian Growth (Baker House) and Small Group Evangelism (InterVarsity Press). He has co-authored various small group-based adult Bible study materials including The Serendipity Bible for Groups, Mastering the Basics (an eight volume series), the Lifestyle series and the Serendipity Group Bible Study series.

Dr. Peace helped organize the six National Small Group Conferences. At each he was a plenary speaker as well as conducting workshops and courses. He serves as a consultant on small groups to many church and para-church organizations.


THE REV. BARRY TAYLOR

Barry is an Associate at All Saints' with particular responsibility for alternative worship and adult formation. He first found God on AC/DC's Highway to Hell tour. His journey from sound technician to pastor was quite circuitous, with stops at Fuller Theological Seminary's School of World Mission along the way. He completed his PhD in Postmodern Studies at Fuller and was ordained as Deacon in December 2009 at All Saints'. His music is featured in Agnieszka Holland's film The Third Miracle, Tim Bui's Green Dragon and on his own CD Rio da Duvida (The River of Doubt).

He has a philosophical mind for our time, presenting the gospel in contemporary context. He draws his teachings from life itself and integrates centuries of theological and philosophical views to express the relevance of Jesus Christ in contemporary society. As an Associate Rector, Barry is a frequent preacher, including his annual God in the Movies summer sermon series. In May 2008, Barry started 10:15 an alternative worship service that now draws over 100 attendees to pack the Chapel every Sunday. He also leads +Se7en+, the Sunday evening 'creative community' service at All Saints'.

Barry is an international conference speaker and book author and, through his music CDs, he reaches people who might otherwise not hear his message of faith. As an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, he touches the lives of his students with a dramatic, thought-provoking edge. Teaching on Pop Culture, Cultural Change and Faith, he speaks on issues of spirituality that many struggle to understand.

He travels and speaks throughout the world with a view on spirituality and human need that is opening the door to faith for many people. This is most evident by the moving dedication to Jesus made by millions of Russian citizens following the broadcast of a television show on Christianity that Barry hosted.


REV. ANNE TUMILTY

Anne is Rector of St. James', South Pasadena, CA. She grew up in a small village in upstate New York, moving to California in 1976. Anne received her Masters of Divinity from the Theological School at Claremont, CA. Prior to St. James', Anne assisted at St. Matthias in Whittier and for 8 years was an associate rector at All Saints' Beverly Hills.

While at All Saints', Anne led two "recovery" groups - one for Catholics and one for fundamentalists. She has invaluable insights to share about the unique opportunities we have as Episcopalians to welcome these very different constituencies into our church.

Her husband David is the Bishop's Executive for Operations & Chief of Staff at the Diocese of Los Angeles and their children, Meghan is in her third year of law school and Christopher became the Bishop's Intern after receiving his BA.


DAVID WILSON

David served a 2 year term as Executive Pastor at All Saints' Beverly Hills. He has over 26 years of general business and information systems consulting experience. Most recently he served as Vice President with Cap Gemini Ernst & Young US LLC, located in the Cambridge, Massachusetts office. Prior to returning to the US, David was responsible for the company's Italian consulting practice and was Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young Consulting Europe.

David's expertise and background allied to his hands-on experience as Executive Pastor give him a unique perspective. Working closely with Carol Anderson, clergy, staff members, ministry leaders, the vestry and volunteers, he led the initiative to create All Saints' 'expanded staff' and was responsible for articulating and implementing the Great Church Plan.

David has been a featured speaker at ASA conferences and has consulted with several churches and coached church leaders.

 
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