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Tripp Jeffords

Rector

Office: 843.873.1991 Ext. 15
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My name is Julian Thomas “Tripp” Jeffords III. I am the rector or lead pastor at St. Paul’s. I grew up in Hartsville, SC.

My undergraduate degree in Religious Studies is from the University of South Carolina. After graduation, I went on to complete a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and an Anglican Studies program at Virginia Theological School. My ordained ministry began in 1994 as a curate at St. Helena’s in Beaufort, SC. Our family was then called to serve at St. Paul’s in Conway for almost 18 years before receiving a call to come to St. Paul’s in Summerville in 2015.

My wife Leslie and I, along with our three college age sons, are excited to be serving St. Paul’s. What a great church! We love Summerville, the people with whom we serve, and the opportunities for ministry God has afforded us. We believe that our church is uniquely positioned for growth through the faithful preaching and teaching of God’s transforming word.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, sports, gardening, hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

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B. Tyler Prescott

Associate Rector

Office: 843.873.1991 Ext. 27
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Tyler Prescott and his wife, Lanier, are Charleston natives blessed with seven wonderful children! Tyler has served at St. Paul's as Associate Rector since his ordination in 2011. After graduation from the University of South Carolina in 2002, Tyler worked as a Structural Engineer for six years in Charleston. Upon discerning a call to ordained ministry in 2008, Tyler and his family left for Trinity School for Ministry where he graduated with a Masters of Divinity in December 2010. He is blessed to be called to serve back in the Lowcountry with the St. Paul's family! 

The Prescott's love to spend time outside, on the water, the beach, and hiking in the mountains. In his free time...ok, who are we kidding. Tyler has seven kids and no free time!

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John Scott

Assistant Rector

Office: 843.873.1991 Ext. 16
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Father John is retired from Church of the Epiphany in Eutawville, SC and works part time at St. Paul's in the areas of preaching, teaching and pastoral care. John's wife, Toni is also active at St. Paul's in the music ministry (French Horn) and her catering business, Parish House Catering.

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Korey Kincaid

Youth Minister

Office: 843.873.1991 Ext. 29
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Korey's ministry path has taken him from pastoring a small church in northern Illinois (2003-2007) to spending six years as the Pastor of Family Ministries at Grace Community Church (2007-2013) in Overbrook, Kansas. Korey has been confirmed in the Anglican Communion, served at St. Aidan's in Kansas City, Missouri, and was ordained by the Bishop in October 2018 to the Sacred Order of Priests in the Diocese of South Carolina, all the while dedicating himself to raising up the next generation that will change the world in the name of Jesus Christ. 

Korey is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2003) in Deerfield, Illinois. He and his wife Jamie have been blessed by God with four children: Grace, Trinity, Anna, and Kristian. 

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Jamie Hawkins

Director of Traditional Music

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He is a graduate of Anderson University in 2006 with a degree in Music Education. Jamie also holds a Masters of Education from Clemson University and has additional training at The Juilliard School in Manhattan. Jamie has a wealth of experience conducting church choirs as well as concert choirs, women’s choir, and show choir. For 10 years, Jamie served at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic church as their organist, pianist, and choir director.

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Bonnie James

Worship Arts Team Leader

Office: 843.873.1991 Ext. 41
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Bonnie is a passionate worshipper of Jesus and her heart is to see the church body engaged in extravagant worship. She is from Northern Virginia where she met the Lord at Truro Anglican.   She relocated to South Carolina and she loves it here!  She learned much about worship and Worship Arts at St Andrews in Mt Pleasant.   She was then called to be the worship leader and part of the church plant team at Christ Church Murrells Inlet.   In 2013, she became the Worship Arts Leader at St Paul’s.  She loves the outdoors, movies, music and all things 'Tech.’

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Shannon Reed

Director of Children's Ministries

Office: 843-873-1991 Ext 20
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Prior to moving to the LowCountry in 2012, Shannon served as Preschool Minister and in various roles of Children’s ministry and event coordinating at First Baptist Church of Mauldin from 2003-2012. Shannon has spent the past few years as a stay-at-home mom and home educator. Shannon is married to Collin and they have two children: Jackson,16 and Olivia, 13. Shannon also enjoys serving on the LowCountry Walk for Life Committee as well as the First Tee of Greater Charleston Program Committee.

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Sue Beson

Parish Administrator

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Cathy McGrew

Community Impact Coordinator

Office: 843.873.1991 Ext. 17
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Cathy ‘s passion is to help every person in the St. Paul’s family know they are valued and called to serve the Lord through the development of authentic Christian relationships and meaningful ministry. She has been married to Mark for 32 years and has three beautiful children Meredyth (Jon), Lauren (Ross), and Mark Jr and loves being a grandmother to precious Jonathan Jr. and Abigail.

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Heather Jackson

Connections Coordinator

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Heather Jackson and her husband, Justin, have attended St. Paul’s since moving to Summerville in 1998. Heather’s background is in journalism and corporate marketing. She served at St. Paul’s in the past in different areas — as graphic designer and marketing consultant, women’s ministry leader and adult discipleship coordinator. During the past few years, she has been a stay-at-home mom, focusing on family and health while beginning work on her Master’s degree in Biblical Studies. She has continued to serve as a lay eucharistic minister, teach adult discipleship classes, and serve on church committees. Heather is excited to be rejoining the staff to focus on our newcomer and prayer ministries as the Lord leads St. Paul’s into a new era.

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John Chaconas

Director of Communications

Office: 843-873-1991 Ext 11
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John is a member at St. Paul’s active in a number of ministries. He guides the church’s communication efforts as directed by the clergy and the vestry, while relying on God’s will and much prayer. He came to us from a Charleston dot-com where he was a success manager in digital advertising/marketing. John is married to Carol and are blessed by their children and grandchildren.