Adult Teachers

Welcome to the All Saints' Adult Teacher Page. We are proud to offer a variety of teachers for you to enjoy on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Here are copies of the latest schedules:

April Adult Education Classes - Sunday Mornings

Spring Parish Academy Classes - Wednesday Evenings

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Dan Bridgeford

Dan holds a BS in Engineering Technology specializing in Computer Science from USF. He has been a member of All Saints’ since 1994, where he has been a certified Stephens Minister and Lay Eucharistic Minister. Dan is an active participant of the All Saints’ Parish Academy, is Chairman of Honduras Council, and he teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Parish Academy classes. Dan served on the All Saints' Vestry from 2014-2016. Dan taught  a Spring, 2017 Parish Academy class entitled Evangelism in Our Postmodern World. 

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Dr. Jim Chastain

Jim holds a Ph.D. and he is consulting engineer with degrees in civil engineering, environmental engineering and public health from the University of Florida and USF. He grew up in the Nazarene church, where he taught adult Sunday School, served on the Board and took lay minister courses. He then attended the Presbyterian Church (PCA) for 20 years and successfully completed the church’s Elder training courses. He has taught several semesters in All Saints’ Parish Academy. His focus is to follow Scripture in developing a Christian worldview to face the challenges of a hostile world. Dr. Chastain teaches Adult Sunday School classes and is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018). 

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Nancy Chastain

Nancy is a 5th generation Episcopalian and was confirmed at All Saints’ as a child. Upon marrying Jim Chastain she began attending church with him and served in a number of responsible teaching and ministry positions in the Nazarene and Presbyterian (PCA) churches prior to returning to All Saints’. Her focus has been relating Scripture to life and family applications. She has taught Middle School students at All Saints' and has actively participated in the Parish Academy and Wednesday morning Bible study. Nancy teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Youth Sunday School classes.

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Dr. Chery Dee

Chery is an Adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Florida State University and San Jose State University, California, with specialization in library management and electronic medical/consumer information sources. Preparation for teaching was from a BA from Michigan State, a Master’s Degree from Vanderbilt and a Ph.D. from FSU. All Saints’ teaching includes Sunday School classes on Richard J. Foster’s book The Celebration of Disciplines and in 2012, I John, Chapters 1 and 3. Three years with the Education for Ministry (EFM) program and a variety of Episcopal classes since birth, provided the beginning of her biblical background. 

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Bob Delamarter

Bob is an Instructor of Computer Systems & Information Technology for Traviss Technical College. He and his wife Linn Joined All Saints' in 2015 and were confirmed in 2016. He regularly attends the Parish Academy classes and appreciates the many educational opportunities afforded by All Saints'. He is part of the teacher rotation for the Lectionary Sunday School class. 

 

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Gloria Gangwer

Gloria have been a member of the Episcopal Church since 1960. She joined Bible Study Fellowship in 1979, and became a Discussion Leader in 1984 and remained a leader until she retired in 2017. While in Bible Study Fellowship, she lead a group of fifteen ladies each week in studies covering Genesis to Revelation. Gloria has attended All Saints' for three years and has been attending the Parish Academy Classes ever since. She has served on the Altar Guild and has recently become a lay leader. All Saints' is a blessing!

 

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The Rev. Dr. Reid Hensarling

Father Reid's ministry as Rector began on November 14, 2016. He served as Priest-in-Charge from January 6 - November 13, 2016 and as Associate to the Rector for almost thirteen years. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University (Bachelor of Science), the University of Texas at Austin (Master of Arts), Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry (Master of Divinity) and Reformed Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry). Fr. Reid has been teaching the Bible since his college days at LSU (1977). Fr. Reid enjoys teaching weekly: the Wednesday Morning Bible Study from 10:30 a.m. - Noon (Luke Classroom), the Friday Morning Men's Bible Study from 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. (Luke Classroom), and Wednesday Night Parish Academy classes (7:00 - 8:30 p.m). Fr. Reid also leads the Parent Class on Wednesday nights (6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (10:00 - 10:40 a.m.). He also teaches The Rector's Perspective every winter (January - April) on Monday nights from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m and every other year teaches the Confirmation Class. 

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Dr. Byron Hodge

Byron is a life long Episcopalian, originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is an adult Sunday School teacher and in the Order of St. Luke healing ministry. Byron is married to Janet and they have three children and eight grandchildren. He is a Urologic Oncologist.  Byron taught a Fall Parish Academy class in 2016 on the life of King David. Dr. Hodge is a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018).

 

charleshulin15aDr. Charles Hulin

Dr. Charles Hulin is a pianist-composer with a specialization in faith integration. Charles is a member of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada and presented the opening concert of the Society’s 2013 conference consisting of his own hymn-based concert works. In addition to chairing the Department of Music at Southeastern University, he coordinates the Lasker Summer Music Festival, eastern North Carolina’s Christian performing arts festival. He has served Protestant and Catholic congregations in a variety of capacities and was the co-director of music for the Baltimore Baptist Association for several years. His current creative projects include Pilgrimage of Practice, a piano curriculum based on the life of Saint Columba and conceived as a means for students to engage learning an instrument as a spiritual discipline. Dr. Hulin taught a 2016 Winter Parish Academy class and is a Sunday School teacher. 

 

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A lifelong Episcopalian, Bob grew up at St. Paul’s in Winter Haven. He and his wife have been members of All Saints' since 1985. Bob was ordained to the Diaconate on September 10th, 2016. Bob married Debbie in 1978 and they have four grown children, Emily, Rebecca, Ben and Meredith. Bob is the Director of the Outreach Committee and has taught Adult Sunday School classes. He taught New Testament in our Winter, 2017 class with Ignacio Morrell.  

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Martha Linder was born in Tampa and has lived in Florida all of her life, except for the eight years that she lived in Europe - where she taught in an international school. She majored in English literature in college. Marrying Scott Linder in 1971, Martha moved to Lakeland and continued to teach, but not in school. Martha has taught a weekly Bible study in her home for over forty years. She is active in the community, sitting on the boards of the Salvation Army, the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, Community Fund of Greater Lakeland, and Young Life. Martha loves to read, travel, play bridge, and visit with her friends. Martha teaches Adult Sunday School classes and Parish Academy classes.

 

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George is a third generation Episcopalian. He graduated from Sewanee Military Academy, Sewanee TN, where he studied the Bible and Anglican practices/traditions. He holds a BA in Citri-Business from Florida Southern College where he also studied Old and New Testament. Prior to moving back to Polk County, he served as a LEM for more than 15 years while worshiping at St. Mary's Church in Dade City. George is a regular attendee at Parish Academy Classes, Wednesday morning Bible study and Friday's Men's Bible study. George has served on the Board of Directors of Anchor House Ministries. George taught his first Adult Sunday School class in July, 2016 and enjoys teaching Sunday School.

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David Marichal

David and Linda have been members of All Saints' since 2003. He has served on various committees and councils and the vestry. David teaches Adult Sunday School classes and iwas a member of the All Saints' Vestry (2015-2017).

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Linda has taught Adult Sunday School, Wednesday morning Bible Study, Young Adult classes, children's and youth Sunday School, and Parish Academy classes. Linda has participated in and taught classes on Christian Apologetics and Worldviews for the Parish Academy. 

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Beth Mason

Beth studied Music Education at FSU and Music Therapy at USF. She was the Interim Executive Director of the Imperial Symphony Orchestra, has taught the Children's Choir at All Saints' and teaches Adult Sunday School.

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Dick Mason

Dick has been a member of All Saints' since 1941. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and he is a U.S. Navy veteran. He has attended All Saints' Parish Academy courses since their inception. He teaches Sunday School and is a lector for worship services. He says he is "still learning"! 

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Phil Mays

Phil is currently working on his first novel. He loves movies and he is an avid reader of murder mysteries, biographies, the Civil War, theology and philosophy. He is the President and Broker of Ulysses Realty Group, Inc. a commercial real estate firm in Lakeland.  He holds a BBA degree in Marketing with a minor in English from Georgia Southern University. He has taught Parish Academy classes on two classic devotional books: The Imitation of Christ and The Cost of Discpleship.  Phil has taught a Spring, 2017 class entitled The Gospel of Johnand a Winter, 2018 class entitled The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism.  

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Ignacio Morrell

Ignacio has attended All Saints’ Church since 2002. Over the years, he has served as Steward, Breakfast team member, Junior Warden, Senior Warden, Lector, Thrift Store volunteer, and Sunday school teacher.  Ignacio was also actively involved in the Honduras Council and made several short-term mission trips to Honduras in connection with our Partnership Church in Morocelí.  He has been attending Parish Academy courses since their inception at All Saints’ Church.  Ignacio has been married to Kimberley, a teacher at George Jenkins High School, since 1988. Together they have two children, Sophia, 21, and Isabel, 18, who both served as Acolytes, participated in Children’s Church, Sunday school, and Missions Weeks, and were members of the Youth Choirs and Ensembles. Ignacio taught one of our 2016 Winter Parish Academy classes and team taught our New Testament class with Deacon Bob Johnson in Winter, 2017. He taught the New Testament class in Winter, 2018. 

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Dr. Alan Snyder

Dr. K. Alan Snyder began his full-time teaching career at Indiana Wesleyan University, but then was asked to join the faculty of the School of Government at Regent University, a master’s-level program, where he taught for seven years, including one year as academic dean of the School. 

In 2001, Patrick Henry College offered Dr. Snyder a position, the college’s mainly home-schooled population being a unique draw for him due to his commitment to the Biblical mandate that parents are ultimately responsible for the education of their children. After five years there, he came to Southeastern University to help further develop the growing history program.

Dr. Snyder is the author of five books, his latest being America Discovers C. S. Lewis: His Profound Impact, published in 2016. One year earlier, The Witness and the President: Whittaker Chambers, Ronald Reagan, and the Future of Freedom was published.

Dr. Snyder taught a Parish Academy class in the Winter, 2018: The Screwtape Letters. 

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Susan Waldron

Susan was raised at All Saints' Church and baptized here as an infant. She has a business degree from Florida Southern College. She taught Children’s Sunday school here for many years. Her biblical knowledge has been gained through the All Saints’ Parish Academy, Bible studies, and her personal study. She says, “I prefer to think I research and study the subject for teaching and then present what I have uncovered. It has been a fulfilling and enlightening opportunity to learn along with others.” Susan is currently serving on the All Saints' Vestry (2016-2018) and is the Senior Warden. She taught a 2017 Fall Parish Academy class entitled The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story.

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Lynne Walker

Lynne has been a member of All Saints’ all her life. She retired after thirty years of teaching for the Polk County School Board in 2009. She is currently involved as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, Kids’ Club storyteller, Widows’ Walk Leader, Lector, and adult Sunday School teacher. She participates in the Parish Academy classes, All Saints’ Red Hatters, and as a breakfast team leader. She continues her Christian walk with daily devotionals, prayer, quiet time with the Lord and Bible study.

Scripture Readings for Oct 21

First Lesson 2 Samuel 24:18-25
Psalm Psalm 1
Second Lesson 2 Corinthians 9:6-13
The Holy Gospel Matthew 22:15-22

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