Board of Directors

Strong leadership that’s straight from the heart.

The ECF Board of Directors is comprised of lay and ordained persons from around the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. The churches and worshiping communities of our Diocese are organized into eleven regional convocations, and there is one designated appointee from each convocation who serves as a member of our Board of Directors. The Bishop of Atlanta serves ex officio as a Director, and at any time there are up to fifteen additional at-large board members who serve with skills and experience necessary to carry out the mission of ECF.

Mr. Thomas Mark Jan Adkins (he/him)


Mark was born in Henley-on-Thames, UK but moved with his family to Atlanta in 1967 as his father had taken up a position at Lockheed Martin, Marietta to work on the C-5A Galaxy military transport cargo plane. Mark currently lives in Brookhaven, GA.

Despite moving to Atlanta, Mark was educated in the UK, firstly at The Downs School (Bristol) and then at Charterhouse School (Godalming) where he was also confirmed. Mark also earned a degree in finance from Georgia State University.

Mark is now a retired banker but before retiring worked for over 30 years in Atlanta for a division of Barclays Bank PLC that was ultimately acquired by Bank of America. His primary focus at the division was to provide and structure international import/export and international credit facilities to large and middle market companies across the USA.

Mark is a member of St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church (Brookhaven) and enjoys both singing in the choir and playing handbells in the handbell choir. He also performs Verger, Lector, and Eucharistic Minister duties and is a Trustee of the St. Martin in the Fields Endowment Fund. In 2023 he was commissioned as a Stephen Minister.

Mrs. Mary-Kathryn Boler (she/her)


Mary-Kathryn Boler, CFRE has 30 years’ experience in education and economic development program creation and funding. In Corporate and Foundation Relations at Kennesaw State University, she establishes and stewards philanthropic partnerships with business and nonprofit leaders throughout Georgia to support KSU's academic and community initiatives. She also shares her development expertise with other nonprofits as a grant writing instructor at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits.

Prior to joining KSU Mary-Kathryn was the Senior Director of Development for TAG Education Collaborative, where she brought hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education initiatives to students in grades K-12. Earlier in her career Mary-Kathryn was the chief executive officer of Catapult Strategic Consulting, where she increased the success and sustainability of over 500 entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofit organizations. Mary-Kathryn also has extensive experience developing entrepreneurial programs, such as technology business incubators and small business loan funds, for economic development authorities throughout the country.

Mary-Kathryn earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Mary-Kathryn and her husband Kent are proud parents of two children, Matt and Finn, and they are members of St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church in Marietta. Before moving to Georgia, Mary-Kathryn helped launch St. John’s Parish Day School and served on the inaugural board of directors for the St. John’s Parish Day School in Ellicott City, Maryland.

The Rev. Colin Brown (he/him)


The Rev. Colin Brown serves as Associate Rector at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church in Brookhaven. His work there focuses on Worship, Formation, and Pastoral Care. Colin is deeply grateful to serve alongside the people of St. Martin’s as they discern together what it means to thrive as a community of faith in the 21st century.

In his life prior to ordained ministry, Colin spent the majority of his career as the owner of a sheet metal manufacturing company, serving a variety of industries such as food processing/packaging, pulp and paper, and materials handling. He finds that the skills acquired as a business owner are surprisingly applicable in day-to-day parish ministry.

Colin earned a BA in Religion from Florida State University in 1999 and a Master of Divinity with a certificate in Episcopal Studies from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in 2020. He lives in Smyrna with his wife, Christie, their two daughters, two dogs, and three chickens.

Ms. Mara Angelica DiGiovanni (she/her)

Northeast Metro Convocation

Mara has been a member of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Snellville since she was still incubating in the womb, and she has enjoyed many jobs and opportunities within the church while growing up there. Her favorite roles have included: acolyte, office assistant and printer of bulletins, ringer in the handbell choir, singer in the sanctuary choir, Easter Eggstravaganza bunny wrangler, Sunday school teacher and Youth leader, she has just concluded her responsibility as a member of the Nominating Committee, and is now preparing to run for Vestry for what would be her second term. She is looking forward to serving in a new capacity with the diocese as a member of the ECF.

Mara attended GCSU in Milledgeville immediately after graduating high school, where she spent most of her time as an art major. She left before graduating from that school, and took some time to discover her real interests and skills. She later graduated from Georgia Gwinnett College with a bachelors in psychology and big ideas, and she is currently planning out a Ph.D in research, studying the psychology of story-telling.

She currently works at St. Matthew’s Preschool as an assistant teacher for four year olds. She gets very enthusiastic about story time, and is able to use her experience as an art student while planning, preparing and making crafts with the children. In addition to wreaking havoc with glitter, she enjoys teaching her class everything she knows about dinosaurs.

In addition to reading, writing, and playing video games in her free time, Mara enjoys gardening, keeping aquariums, and the company of her pets, plants, and emotional support goblin, (otherwise known as her boyfriend Sean). If she were a dinosaur, she would most likely be some sort of raptor, but she will always have a soft spot for the T. Rex.

Dr. Amy Huston Goetze (she/her)


Amy Goetze is a native of Atlanta and a cradle Episcopalian. She grew up at St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church and has fond memories of being an active acolyte, singing, and participating in many youth activities there. She has attended St. Anne's Episcopal Church for 21 years and is currently active in the music program, as well as worship and parish life ministries. She served as the treasurer of St. Anne's Day School and on the Finance Committee for the church for many years.

Amy works for Kaiser Permanente in a national data and analytics role and has been a part of the organization for most of her professional career. She started as a manager over Clinical Systems and Technology and grew her career through the IT organization for five years. She spent two years at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta before returning to Kaiser Permanente to pursue her love of leveraging systems and particularly data into better business decisions. In her current role she enjoys analyzing membership and marketing data to improve sales strategies by connecting consumers to the right information at the right time in their journeys to find health care.

Amy is a proud mother of three boys (21, 19 and 16) and can be found on sports fields with them as frequently as she can find the time. She graduated from Williams College and earned both her Masters and Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

The Very Rev. John M. Hamilton (he/they)

Georgia Mountains Convocation

John M. Hamilton is currently the Rector, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Episcopal Church, in Dahlonega, near the starting point of the Appalachian trail. He is also the chaplain of the Episcopal Campus Ministry at the University of North Georgia Dahlonega Campus, the dean of the Georgia Mountains Convocation of the Diocese of Atlanta, Secretary of the Community Helping Place Board, and secretary of the Dahlonega Lumpkin County Ministerial Association. He is an active member of the Dahlonega Sunrise Rotary Club.

John was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1962, and has experienced life in many diverse places: Poitiers, France and Oxford, England where he studied in university, Honduras where he was a missionary elementary school teacher, and diverse U.S. cities, Memphis, Atlanta, and the Metropolitan New York City area where he lived longer than any other single place.

From childhood John has been a faithful follower of Jesus, has been active in church life since birth, and was ordained to priesthood in the Episcopal Church in 2005. Pastoring a church fits his deep commitment to spirituality, life in community, and a process of ongoing spiritual exploration. Including people relegated to the margins of our community is an important aspect of his ministry. He has lived with People with Intellectual disability in a Community of L’Arche in Liverpool, England for three years, and was the convenor of Integrity Atlanta for three years.

John is committed to a long-standing practice of daily prayer, to intentional simplicity of life and intentional giving to both the church and those in need. He is concerned about stewardship of the earth. His interests include both ancient and modern intentional community, especially the Benedictine Rule, and he is discovering a growing interest in Celtic Christianity. His goal in ministry is to help those who work to uncover the relevance of spirituality in general, and following Jesus in particular, as relevant in a world which should and will constantly be changing.

John likes cooking, gaming, nature, reading, languages, and history. He speaks French and Spanish and has some working knowledge of Latin, Biblical Greek and Hebrew, German and Italian.

His cat, Edward, does not share many of John’s interests, but does enjoy naps, sitting in the windowsill, and wet food. He loves Sundays as the day he receives the “good stuff”. He is adept at chasing string, and he won the Cutest Cat in North Georgia title in the 2022 Rotary Cutest Pet contest. He seems unaffected by the adulation.

Mrs. Megan E. Hulgan (she/her)

Vice Chair

Megan Hulgan, 42, is an Assistant Director for Student Involvement, Leadership, & Transitions at Oxford College of Emory University. Megan advises students on service and leadership opportunities in the community. Prior to her position at Oxford College, Megan was the Director of Food Ministry at Covington First United Methodist Church for five years. Megan has a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee and has worked in family reconciliation, hospital social work, homicide victims’ assistance, foster parent training, domestic abuse survivor counseling, volunteer management, and nonprofit management.

Megan is an active member of Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal in Covington, serving as a Vestry member and Stewardship Chair most recently. She and her wife Julie have two children, 14 and 10, who attend the Newton County STEAM Academy, and they have lived in Covington since 2013. Between getting children to and from Scouts BSA, Girl Scouts, Covington Regional Ballet, and Whole World Improv Theater, Megan enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and cuddling with the family’s Great Dane.

Mrs. Stephanie A. Johnson (she/her)

Middle Georgia Convocation

Mrs. Stephanie Johnson is a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Warner Robins. Having been an active member since 1995, she has served in a variety of committee and leadership roles. Becoming a DOK member in 2009, she has been the president of the Mary’s Heart and Martha’s Hands DOK chapter since 2015. In August 2023, All Saints chartered a Jr. DOK chapter, St. Therese of Lisieux, where she serves as Co - Jr. Daughters Directress. She is an active member of the church’s Lay Eucharistic Ministry (LEM) and the Lay Eucharistic Visitor (LEV) Ministry, where she serves as its leader. Since resuming “in person” services, she has also joined the church’s digital ministry. In 2019, she joined the Episcopal Community Foundation (ECF) board as the Middle Georgia Convocation Representative, where she has mostly served on the Grant Review Committee. In 2023, she inspired and led the church’s first ever “Walk with the Saints of Middle Georgia'' team to support the Hunger Walk Run with ECF as one of its partners. Successfully held virtually, fundraising goals exceeded expectations through online donations to support the team from a diverse group of donors and a Fish Fry with a cake raffle sponsored by the Johnsons.

Although she has been an educator for the past 25 years, she has a diverse work background having served as an Account Systems Engineer for IBM, accounting and computing consultant, and Director of Administrative Services for a nonprofit. Born in Georgia, upon graduation from college, Stephanie moved to Akron, Ohio to begin her career with IBM. She followed her late father’s footsteps for her undergraduate degree from Savannah State College. She furthered her educational levels from Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH (MBA), and a few other universities for various teaching certifications and endorsements, Georgia Southwestern College, University of West Georgia (Ed.S), and Georgia College and State University. Stephanie is happily married to Mr. “CJ” Johnson with a blended family of four adult children, and she adores Cassidy, her Shih Tzu.

Nearing the end of her six-year term on the ECF board, having served five years, she is honored to have been a part of the many communities that have been positively impacted by its grant support.

Dr. Belinda J. McIntosh (she/her)

Mid-Atlanta Convocation

Dr. Belinda McIntosh is a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta and has been the captain of the St. Paul’s Hunger Walk Run team since 2017. An active member of the St. Paul’s outreach ministries, she has served on the Outreach Committee and on the Voter Education and Protection Committee. She has also volunteered with the Girl's Mentoring Program and taught Sunday School in previous years. She is a general adult psychiatrist in private practice in Atlanta.

Born in Jamaica, Dr. McIntosh moved during childhood with her family to the United States. She attended Harvard College and then Duke and Emory Medical Schools, ultimately completing her medical training in Psychiatry at Emory, where she served as Chief Resident at Emory Hospital. Dr. McIntosh has worked in a variety of public and private clinical settings including student health at Georgia Tech and Emory, the Atlanta VA, and Skyland Trail. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Georgia chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and is active with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, where she served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Chapter for several years. She has also served on the Professional Advisory Board of Skyland Trail and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. McIntosh lives in Ormewood Park with her daughter, Sophie.

Mr. Laurin McSwain (he/him)


Laurin M. McSwain is a principal of Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain, Hass & Hanley, P.C. Laurin concentrates his practice in estate planning, probate, and estate administration.

He works with clients in analyzing their personal and financial estate planning goals and developing strategies to accomplish those goals utilizing sophisticated estate planning techniques. Wills, trusts and other legal documents are utilized to implement these plans.

With an extensive background representing the fiduciary, Laurin works closely with both corporate and individual executors and trustees to guide them through the administrative process in an efficient and timely manner and, when appropriate and necessary, working through the courts to clarify, amend or modify documents.

Laurin was admitted to practice in Georgia in 1976 and is active in Bar Association activities including service on the Board of the Atlanta Estate Planning and Probate Section where he also served as Chair. He is a member of the Fiduciary Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta Bar Association, and the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and is a frequent lecturer for the Fiduciary Law Section and community groups on estate planning and probate matters. Laurin has served the Fulton County Probate Court as a guardian ad litem and has served as a Special Assistant District Attorney for charitable matters. Laurin also served as a Trustee of the CornerCap Group of Funds.

Additionally, Laurin contributes to the community through various activities including current service on the boards of the Alliance Of Christian Media/ Day 1, Friends of Cathedral Music, the Georgia Community Trust of BDI and the Advisory Board of the Schenck School. He has formerly served on the Boards of The American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate (past chair of the Southeast Affiliate), The University of the South, The Schenck School (Chair), The Cathedral Book Store, Holy Innocents Episcopal School, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) (past President), The Alliance for Christian Media/Day 1(Chair) and the St. Andrews- Sewanee School. Laurin completed the Philanthropic Advisory Leadership Institute sponsored by the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta.

Prior to joining Lefkoff, Duncan, Grimes, McSwain, Hass & Hanley, P.C., Laurin was a partner in the firm of Bloodworth & McSwain, an associate with Bloodworth & Nix, a principal of The Arden Group and an officer in the Trust Departments of Wachovia Bank and SunTrust Bank.

Laurin received his undergraduate degree from the University of the South (BA. 1973), in English with Honors, and his law degree from Emory University School of Law (J.D. 1976).

Ms. Victoria E. Patrick (she/her)

Marietta Convocation

Victoria Patrick grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where she attended Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church. She was very active in state-wide youth retreats and served on the EYC board. While attending Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, she served as the college-liaison to assist in increasing student participation at St. Peter’s. After graduation, Victoria attended Georgia State University and graduated with an Ed.S. in School Psychology. Initially, Victoria worked as a School Psychologist in Gordon County, Georgia for 5 years. Next, she began employment in the Cobb County School District, where she worked for 26 years before retiring in August 2021. Victoria also received a MS in Urban Studies at GSU in the Andrew Young School of Public Policies.

Community involvement has included numerous activities through Hands On Atlanta, including Project Coordinator at the Salvation Army shelter, where she oversaw children’s activities led by volunteers. Through the Cobb County School District, Homelessness Program, Victoria served as a tutor for children living in temporary placements. While attending All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Victoria volunteered with the Sister’s With Pride program, a weekly activity night for girls living in the Herndan Homes community. Other volunteer activities have included Girl Scout Leader, and activities at the Giving Garden.

Victoria and her teenaged daughter have attended St. Benedict’s for 13 years. Currently, Victoria is on the Vestry, Task-Force for Reopening committee, and Daughters of the King. Previous activities have included teaching Sunday School, participating on the Children’s Ministry committee, and chairing various St. B’s retreats. She enjoys Adult Formation and virtual Compline services.

Personally, Victoria loves to read, garden, and camp.

The Rev. Trey B. Phillips (he/him)


The Rev. Trey Phillips is a Trinity Leadership Fellow and serves as the Senior Associate Rector at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church (Marietta). There his work focuses on Christian formation, evangelism, and stewardship. Trey's passion is to reinvigorate the local parish as a center for deep theological learning by employing the rich intersection of human learning sciences and religious education.

Prior to his parish employment, Trey served as a hospital chaplain at Emory University Hospital Midtown. It was a year of being pastoral amid a pandemic, as he provided hundreds of hours of spiritual and emotional support to both the hospitalized and medical staff while navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trey earned his BA in Biblical Studies and Humanities with a minor in Business Management. A recent graduate from Emory University's Candler School of Theology (20T), his seminary training focused on Episcopal studies and spiritual formation. His thesis addressed how The Episcopal Church can think about questions of identity, and how the church might welcome and shape those new to the Christian faith.

Trey grew up in Alabama and lived in Indiana and South Carolina before he and his spouse, Annie, moved to Atlanta in 2017. They had their first child, Rowan, in June 2023 and they love this parenting season of life.

Mr. Patrick G. Renn (he/him)


Pat is the founder and president of The Renn Wealth Management Group and has more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry.

As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner for more than four decades, Pat has been dedicated to helping his clients pursue their financial goals by guiding them through the detailed planning process set forth by the CFP Board of Standards. He adheres to the CFP Board's code of ethics for integrity, objectivity, competence, fairness, confidentiality, professionalism, and diligence.

As a Chartered Life Underwriter since 1975, Pat also understands the important roles that life insurance and estate planning play in the lives of his clients. Pat is the author of the best-selling book 11Finding Your Money's Greater Purpose: How to Make Your Legacy Count" and has appeared on Fox, ABC and CNN as a financial educator and speaker.

Pat finds great fulfillment in being able to serve people, their families, their charities, and their communities in a positive and lasting way. He enjoys helping high-net­ worth business owners and professionals leave a lasting legacy by making the most of charitable giving.

Before establishing The Renn Wealth Management Group in 2000, Pat served as vice president of Consolidated Planning Corporation in Atlanta. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Villanova University and an MBA from Loyola College. In addition, he holds the Advanced Pension Planning certificate from The American College, and the Investment Management Consultant designation from Raymond James Institute.

Pat has a long history of serving on the boards of professional, community and charitable organizations. He has served as president of the Financial Planning Association's Georgia chapter and the Atlanta Midtown Rotary Club. He has been on the board of the Society of Financial Service Professionals' Georgia chapter, the Georgia Planned Giving Council, The Schenck School, and Special Olympics Georgia. He also served as a board member and endowment chair of Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, and as junior warden and endowment chair of the Cathedral of St. Philip. He is a member of the Atlanta Estate Planning Council and the endowment chair of the Alliance for Christian Media.

Pat began his life in Kavalla, Greece, where he lived until the age of 10. Today, he lives in Atlanta with his wife, Suzi. They have two grown sons. In his free time, Pat's leisurely pursuits include travel, golf, fly fishing and wing shooting.

The Rev. Rhett Solomon (he/him)

East Atlanta Convocation

A native of New Jersey, Rhett Solomon traveled to Atlanta in the fall of 1999 to attend Morehouse College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2003. After graduating Morehouse, he discerned whether to pursue doctoral work in Political Science or a call to ministry. After much prayer and consultation, he pursued active ministry. A licensed and ordained Baptist minister, Rhett served at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, from 2005 – 2008, during which time he was admitted to the MDiv program at Candler School of Theology at Emory University, a program he completed in 2009.

In 2008, Rhett left Mt. Carmel Baptist Church to co-pastor Resurrected Church of Atlanta, a non-denominational church-plant based in Atlanta. He served the small congregation of Resurrected Church of Atlanta until May 2012 when the church amicably disbanded.

To prepare for this transition, Rhett enquired and was received into The Episcopal Church at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in May 2011. After years of managing a Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Rhett accepted the call to serve as Parish Administrator of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia, a position that he held until July 2021.

In the summer of 2020, Rhett earned his ThM (Master of Theology) from Candler School of Theology. He was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons on December 19, 2020 and to the Sacred Order of Priests on June 26, 2021.

Rhett currently serves as Associate Rector at Holy Trinity Parish, where he oversees Children, Youth, and Adult Formation. He also serves as Board Member of Episcopal Community Foundation for Middle and North Georgia; Diocesan Assembly Chaplain for The Order of the Daughters of the King (Atlanta); Chaplain of St. Joseph’s House, a formation community at Candler School of Theology; and adjunct faculty at Candler School of Theology.

Rhett is a divorced father of two beautiful daughters, Charlotte and Skye. He loves God, quality time with family and friends, people, and ministry. He enjoys reading, writing, poetry, music, history (African-American, British, United States, U. S. Presidential), mythology, art, traveling, hiking, tennis, swimming, basketball, movies, theater-going, playing board games and cards, and building LEGO sets.

Mr. Jeffrey T. Tindall (he/him)

Northwest Georgia Convocation

Jeff Tindall grew up in Marietta, GA attending St. Catherine's Episcopal Church. A technology executive with over 20 years of experience in the healthcare software industry. He started his technical career in healthcare documentation management software with Healthcare Technologies, Inc. while attending the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Jeff served as President of HTI Technologies, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Superior Global. As the healthcare market has evolved through the passing of the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act, he has continued to expand his expertise in the healthcare revenue cycle to include creating systems for outsourced coding, auditing, and most recently billing companies. Jeff is currently the Managing Director of Agile Innovations Group, a leading provider of outsourced innovations for enterprise business platforms.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family and staying involved in the community. His wife, Tiffany, is a Cartersville native who graduated from the University of Georgia and currently teaches dance. Jeff and Tiffany have two children together. He oversees operations and vision of the Church of the Ascension's Red Door Food Pantry with his family where their team served more than 118,000 pounds of food to over 14,000 Bartow County patrons in 2019. Currently the President of the Rotary Club of Etowah, Jeff also serves on the boards of the BLESS Coalition, The Bookmobile, and the Steps of Faith Dance Company.

After moving to Cartersville in 2003 to be near Tiffany’s family, Jeff found his passion for remodeling and landscaping. In 2011, Jeff and Tiffany moved into the Lottie Moon house from 1856 in Downtown Cartersville and have completed numerous renovation projects in the years since. Jeff also enjoys traveling the world and scuba diving which he sometimes has good fortune to do at the same time.