Clergy and Staff

Clergy and Staff

Clergy

The Rev. Patrick Wingo – Interim Rector – was born in Birmingham Alabama, and grew up as an active member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Homewood. Although his family were mostly Auburn people, he chose a contrarian route, and graduated from the University of Alabama in 1982 with a degree in Marketing and Business Administration. He graduated from the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas in 1992. Before entering seminary, he worked in banking, equipment sales and construction. Pat served as rector of Church of the Resurrection in Gadsden, AL, and St. Thomas’, Birmingham before beginning his ministry on the diocesan level in Alabama in 2008. In 2012, Pat joined the bishop’s staff in the Diocese of Virginia as Canon to the Ordinary. As a parish priest in Alabama, he served on the Standing Committee, directed summer camps and was a deputy to General Convention. In Virginia, Pat was responsible for supporting the ministry of the bishop as the “first responder” in troubled situations, overseeing transition ministry and the ordination process, and assisting with staff oversight. Pat’s vocational interests are in congregational development, conflict mediation in congregations, and leadership. He also is on the faculty of CREDO, a clergy wellness initiative of the Church Pension Group. Pat’s avocations are exercise, being outdoors, music, and reading. He and his wife, the Rev. Sara-Scott Wingo, have three grown daughters. They have family in Nashville and Birmingham, and are thrilled to be moving to Tennessee.

Contact Pat – pat@knoxvilleascension.org


The Rev. Christopher W. Hogin – Assistant Rector

Born and raised in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, The Reverend Christopher Hogin has led a varied career. Graduating from The University of Tennessee in 1995, and then The University of Tennessee College of Law in 1999, he spent the next ten years in a variety of professions, including a United State Senate Capitol Hill staffer in Washington, DC, operations manager of The Red Cross, and a practicing attorney specializing in corporate antitrust law. In 2010, at the age of 38, he heeded the call to holy orders and attended Duke University School of Divinity. Ordained in 2013, he spent the next three years serving as associate rector at St. Michael’s Church in Raleigh, NC. Currently, he is back home serving as associate rector for pastoral care at The Episcopal Church of The Ascension in Knoxville, Tennessee. A single father, he spends most of his free time raising his three year old son, John Michael. They enjoy singing, playing chase, and exploring the world.

Contact Christopher – christopher@knoxvilleascension.org


The Rev. Larry Beach – Deacon Associate

The Rev. J. Lawrence (Larry) Beach is a retired deacon making his home at Ascension with his wife Faye. Deacon Larry was ordained on Epiphany III, 1985, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Kingsport was home to the Beach family until his retirement from Eastman Chemical Company in 1997. Upon retirement they moved to Knoxville.

After a brief time Larry was assigned to St. James Parish in Knoxville. He served as deacon there until 2008. He now joyfully sings in the parish choir and fills in as needed in worship services. His heartfelt occupation is serving the Knoxville Hospitality Pantries (FISH) helping to make food available to the hungry and homeless in Knoxville. Larry and Faye have three children and six grandchildren.


The Rev. Matthew FarrPriest Associate


The Rev. SuZanne Seavey – Priest Associate

 

 

Staff

Adam Bean – Scholar in Residence

 

 

 

 


Virginia Branum – Office Assistant
Contact Virginia Branum – virginia@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Tristen DeAngelo-Hicks – Executive Assistant to the Clergy
Contact Tristen – tristen@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


James Garvey – Director of Music Ministries
Contact James Garvey – jgarvey@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Linda Hawley – Parish Administrator
Contact Linda Hawley – linda@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Beverly Sutton – Senior Bookkeeper
Contact Beverly Sutton – beverly@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


GiGi Logan – Youth Ministries Director
Contact GiGi Logan – gigi@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Sabra Martin – Graphics Secretary
Contact Sabra Martin – sabra@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Donnie Moore Night Sexton
Contact Sextons – facilities3@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Rachel Thomas – Interim Christian Formation Coordinator
Contact Rachel Thomas – rachel@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 


Chip Myers  Lead Sexton
Contact Sextons – facilities3@knoxvilleascension.org

 

 

 

 


Olivia Johnson – Communications Coordinator
Contact Olivia Johnson – olivia@knoxvilleascension.org