Staff & Vestry
The Reverend Sam Buice, Rector
Father Sam became rector of St. Peter's in January 2002. He came to us from Toccoa, Georgia, where he was rector of St. Matthias' Church for eight years. Before that, he was vicar of two parishes in Northwest Georgia.
Sam earned his undergraduate degree at Centenary College of Louisiana, in Christian Education and Psychology. Following his graduation, he married Margaret and moved back to North Georgia. He sold real estate in Dahlonega for a few years, and then became the Youth Director at Grace Church, Gainesville. From there, he went to Virginia, to Virginia Theological Seminary.
Sam and Margaret have four daughters: Samantha, Jessica, Kimberly and Amy. He is an avid kayaker, hiker, and camper, and enjoys reading, watching his daughters play soccer and basketball, boating, biking, swimming, and riding his motorcycle. While he should not be referred to as a "golfer," he has been known to spend some time on the golf course.
The Reverend Lauren Farrington Flowers, Assistant Rector
The Rev. Lauren Farrington Flowers will be moving to Savannah this May to join the staff of our parish. Lauren is a double graduate of The University of the South-Sewanee, earning a B.A. in English literature in 1980, and then returning as a seminarian thirty years later to earn a Master's of Divinity. ·Ordained to the priesthood in June 2013, she comes to us from the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast, where she has been serving as the rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Monroeville, Alabama.
Between college and seminary, Lauren worked as a copywriter for an ad agency, raised three children, and was an active member of The Church of the Nativity in Dothan, Alabama. For six years prior to seminary, she was the Director of Christian Education and Youth Ministry at Nativity. ·A visual thinker and a lover of stories, she boasts that she has served as the primary storyteller for seventeen Vacation Bible Schools. A lifelong Episcopalian, Lauren graduated with honors from Sewanee's School of Theology, and also earned the prize for Excellence in Biblical Studies and the Urban T. Holmes Preaching Prize. In no certain order, she loves people, poetry, food, dogs, and trees.·Lauren walks daily, and often in the company of her cairn terrier Scout.
The Reverend Patty Mingledorff
Patty became a priest associate at St. Peter's in May of 2001. She serves on Sundays and in pastoral care. She also is available as a supply priest in the diocese when she is not required to be at St. Peter's.
Patty is a native Savannahian married to Fred, also a native Savannahian who attends St. Peter's. They have three married children and five grandchildren, two of whom, Alison and Josh Gay, attend St. Peter's. Patty served as vocational deacon at St. Thomas', Isle of Hope, and at St. Francis of the Islands where she was ordained to the priesthood. She came to St. Peter's from St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Richmond Hill, where she was interim priest in charge.
Before her ordination to the diaconate, Patty worked as a resident chaplain in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Memorial Health University Hospital for a year and a half. Patty attended St. Mary's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, The University of Georgia, Armstrong Atlantic State University (Armstrong College at the time), and the School of Theology, the University of the South. Patty enjoys reading, movies, music, restaurants, walking, and spending time with her husband Fred, her grandchildren and her friends.
She says she is one-half Irish, but when you hear her speak, you will say she is 100% Scottish. And that she is! Geraldine McLean, whom everyone calls Gerry, was born, reared, and lived until September,1999, in Glasgow, Scotland.
With husband, Greg, and two dogs, Gerry came to The Landings after retiring from Royal & Son Alliance Insurance Co., the biggest insurer in the United Kingdom. Her title there, Business Excellence Manager, is a position she rose to during her 32 year tenure with the company.
What brought her here? Her husband, originally from Philadelphia, wanted to return to the states after he retired from the Scottish Power Co., a public utility. The McLeans have two adult sons in the states and one surviving 16 year old dog. Gerry laughs that her legal status is termed "legal immigrant,' and that, she says, is better than her former status as "legal alien." Gerry loves to read and play golf.
Greg McLean first began his distinguished career with Philadelphia’s tax dept. of Price Waterhouse leaving only when appointed by President Ford to the FBI Academy (where he frequently lectures today.) After a decade as Special Agent in the FBI, he began a long career in the United Kingdom as a finance officer with corporations Johnson and Johnson, Verizon and Scottish Power.
In 1991, he retired moving from Scotland to Savannah with his wife Gerry who became St. Peter’s Parish Secretary. Greg, a CPA, has a BS in accounting from La Salle University and an MBA in corporate finance from the London Business School. He enjoys sailing and travel often visiting his two sons and four grandchildren in Florida.
Matt is a graduate of Savannah Arts Academy and a current student at Armstrong Atlantic State University as a Pre-Dentistry major. Having grown up in youth programs he brings to the position an understanding of the importance of youth ministry. He has worked with the youth at his home parish and has for the past 4 years, served as a camp counselor. He has gifts in the area of music that he also brings to the position.
Matt is primarily responsible for the SPY program that meets on Sunday nights, carries out various mission projects, summer trips, and weekend retreats, and other special youth events.
Timothy McKee grew up playing piano and organ for First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida, where his great-grandfather had moved the family from Skidaway Island. He earned the Bachelor of Church Music degree from Stetson University, the Master of Music Degree from the University of Kansas and the Doctor of Music from the Juilliard School. Further study included a year with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris and conducting and composition studies at the Royal School of Church Music, UK.
Throughout schooling and subsequently he served churches in Florida, Missouri, New York, Connecticut and the UK. McKee and his wife, Mary Watanabe McKee also founded Amelia Arts Academy, a community school at Amelia Island, Florida.
Tim, Mary and son Spencer come to us from Christ Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida where they headed up the Choir School Program for children, the adult choirs and ensembles, a concert series, summer camps, and various other arts ministries. They are delighted at the opportunity to serve St. Peter's Church, and her wonderful, talented staff and parishioners.
The philosophical basis for this program is the belief that health and illness have spiritual as well as physical components and that this church is a community that cares about the well being of its parishioners. Some of the functions of the parish nurse are: being available for questions related to medical care; making home visits when appropriate; suggesting referrals; acting as an advocate; facilitating support groups; and educating on health related issues including preventive measures.
Janet is a Registered Nurse in the state of Georgia. She received her BSN at Michigan State University, her MSN at Texas Woman's University and her EdD at Temple University. She is a retired nurse educator who taught at Villanova University and University of Texas. She initiated a parish nurse program at a previous church in Bryn Mawr, PA.
The Parish Nurse arranges for medical programs within the parish, such as CPR certification classes, yoga classes and she coordinates with other agencies to provide programs such as flu shot clinics, CAT scans, etc. Office hours are scheduled and home visits are available by request during which blood pressure and blood sugar readings are offered as well as general consultation about other medical topics.
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