Clergy & Staff

Interim Rector - Dr. John Stonesifer  
The Rev. Dr. John DeWitt Stonesifer is a life-long Episcopalian, having been born and reared in the suburbs of Washington, DC.

While a priest for over three decades, John has focused on serving as a professional interim priest for the last 18 years, working with over 20 parishes in Maryland, Kentucky, Delaware, New York, West Virginia, Illinois and New Jersey.

John is a leader for the Interim Ministry in the Episcopal Church (IMEC) and the ecumenical Interim Ministry Network (IMN), both of which support the training and development of interim ministers. His doctoral work in transition leadership was completed in 2015 at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

John graduated from Clemson University, and from there went on to study at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1984.  Upon graduation he served in parish ministry for six years; and then for nine years for two Episcopal Schools as chaplain, assistant to the head of schools, and leader of religious curriculum – earning his M.B.A. during that time.  Now his emphasis is on interim ministry and clergy coaching.

John and his wife of 34 years, Susan, recently took up residence in New Castle, Delaware. They have two grown children. In his free time, John enjoys playing music in a band (he’s a drummer) and taking part in the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR).


Associate -  The Very Reverend Mark R. Brinkmann
Mark Brinkmann received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Iowa and then a Master of Divinity from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. A priest for over thirty years, he has served in the dioceses of Los Angeles, Spokane and Utah, before joining the staff in 2007. In addition to a broad range of parish duties, he is on the diocesan Board of Trustees and Liturgical Commission as well as being the Dean of the Southern Deanery.

Having grown up a United Methodist, he was drawn to the worship of the Episcopal Church. In his presiding, preaching and planning, he continues to delight in helping others experience our lavish corporate spirituality. A common thread running through his ministry has been a commitment to encouraging and supporting the ministry of others and assisting them in exploring and reflecting upon their faith. 

Mark is married to Kendell, his wife of 30 years. She is a Registered Nurse and works at Hilton Head Hospital. They have three grown sons: Thomas, James and Daniel. 


The Reverend Pamela Henry Fahrner
Assistant Priest, Congregational Care and Development, All Saints Episcopal Church, Hilton Head Island

Ordained in Maryland as a deacon in 2008 and a priest in 2009, Pam came to the low country just as the diocesan separation took place in 2013. She attended six colleges, culminating in her graduation from a joint program from Cerritos College and the University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 1977. She worked for 20 years as a Registered Dental Hygienist. She and her husband, Jeff owned and operated an art gallery and custom framing business in northern Virginia concurrently. After several decades of active lay ministry, she entered seminary in Maryland in 2004. She served in Maryland as a hospital chaplain and led services at senior care centers as well as parish duties in two small parishes in rural Maryland.

Since her arrival in South Carolina, she has been active in the southern deanery and the diocese, serving at several churches and worshipping communities, both leading services, teaching and preaching as well as being a pastoral presence as requested. She has served on the Diocesan Council and currently on the Standing Committee. Although she enjoys preaching and celebrating, her focus has long been on the elderly, ill and isolated. She has experienced personally the joys of active participation in parish life and delights in helping others find the same.
 
She and her husband Jeff, have 2 sons and 4 grandchildren (2 boys and 2 girls). One son, Todd, lives in Portland, Oregon and the other son, Lee, in Waterford, Virginia. 


Deacon - the Reverend Sandra Grant

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Sandra "Sandy" Grant received a B.A. degree in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University in 1965, a Ph.D. in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Connecticut in 1971, and an M.B.A. from Yale University in 1984.

Sandy taught Spanish language and literature at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, for thirty-one years, where she met and married her husband, Kerry, a professor of mathematics. They retired and moved to Hilton Head Island in 2001, where Sandy has taught English to Latinos and Spanish to English-speakers. In 2005, she was ordained to the diaconate. Her current ministry is primarily to the elderly, especially those in nursing homes.

Deacon - The Reverend Kerry Jon Smith

Kerry Smith has a BS from the US Naval Academy, an MBA from George Mason University, and has completed the Education for Ministry and Clinical Pastoral Education certification programs. In his secular work he has served in the Navy on submarines, as a Government contractor, President of a systems integration company, President of a mental health agency in the Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, a store owner in Annapolis and is presently serving as a Certified Energy Manager and Senior Market Lead with a worldwide energy management company. 

Kerry was ordained as a vocational deacon in 2000. He served as the Archdeacon and Bishop's Deputy for Military Chaplaincy in the Diocese of Maryland, Civilian Episcopal Chaplain at the US Naval Academy and Deacon at St James' Parish as well as several other parish assignments in Southern Maryland.

Kerry's wife, Kelly, is a classically trained sculptor and artist.

Assistants

All Saints Church is blessed to have the occasional services of retired clergy who live in our area and have volunteered to help out as celebrants, preachers, teachers and consultants. Currently, we count among these blessings:


The Reverend Cathy Brookman, Deacon, Diocese of Chicago
The Reverend George Moyser, Priest, Diocese of Vermont
The Reverend Jack Nietert, Priest, Diocese of Episcopal Church in S.C.
The Reverend Greg Prior, Priest, Diocese of Rhode Island
The Reverend Gordon Weller, Priest, Diocese of Michigan
The Reverend Woody Woodroofe, Priest, Diocese of Connecticut

All Saints Staff

You can find the names and emails below for our Parish staff

Marilyn AdamsParish Secretary
Roberta KoonceOffice Assistant
Jessica McIlweeCommunications Coordinator
Dr. Jason A. WrightDirector of Music/Organist
Bonnie FickAll Saints Preschool Director