Interim Rector

Rev. Denise Guinta

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The Rev. Denise Guinta ( “June-tah”) has been a priest for sixteen years. She specializes in Interim Ministry and Congregational Consulting. She has been Interim Rector in nine congregations varying in sizes from 5-850 members. She holds certifications from The Center for Congregational Health, Interim Ministry Network and The Clergy Leader Institute and is a FreshStart facilitator.

Rev. Denise is a graduate of Shalem Institute’s Contemplative Clergy Spiritual Life and Leadership Program. She has extensive experience in team building and creating collaborative models of leadership among clergy and congregations with a passion for group spiritual direction and leading contemplative retreats.

Rev. Denise has been married to Ron (retired Master Chief Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer) for 30 years and has two grown sons living in Florida. 


Bobbie Girardin

I was born in California but lived in Denver Colorado most of my life. I have had three great and different careers; a veterinary technician, product manager and inside sales person for an electronics distributor, and a house manager/women’s advocate at a domestic violence shelter.

I was ordained to the diaconate in November of 1999 in the diocese of Colorado. My ministry was at the domestic violence shelter working with the women.

My husband Kerry and I retired to McDonough in 2015. We decided it was time to get away from the Colorado winters!!!

Music Director

Friedemann Stihler

Friedemann has an impressive 40-year career in the field of sacred music, composing and arranging his own music and lyrics. He has been highly successful in, and passionate about, playing the organ and piano regularly at Sunday church services for the past 45 years whilst leading multiple choirs. Friedemann also has extensive touring experience earning recognition on a national and international stage winning various awards with the semi-professional choir Joyful Voices. Friedemann was recognized for his conductor and musical director work with SATB, TTBB and SSAA choirs over the past 40 years in 2016.
Friedemann's love of music began at the age of five when he first started playing the piano. Since this time music has been a strong and constant pillar throughout Friedemann's life. Just as music provided him a sanctuary from which he has developed his craft he in turn utilizes the same to impart his musical knowledge through piano, organ and vocal training. Friedemann focuses on providing his students with both a fun and challenging environment that keeps children of all ages engaged all the while helping them develop the life skills to achieve their goals both as musicians and individuals.
In 2018, Friedemann and his wife Silvia immigrated to the United States on an O1 (person with outstanding ability) visa and is approved by the United States Customs and Immigration Service to legally work in the USA and is fluent in English.

Parish Administrator

Kim Palmer

I am passionate about the power of prayer and spiritual conversations. I am married to Roger, and am mother to one son and one daughter.

Favorite activities are usually spent in the great outdoors walking/hiking, biking or running. I also enjoy reading, cooking and baking, as well as traveling.

Vestry Members

Tim LaCerra - Senior Warden

Sue Stanfield -  Junior Warden

Steve Ratmeyer - Treasurer

Lorraine Swindell - Interim Clerk

Kerry Girardin - Communications

Darrell Hindman - Building & Grounds

Elizabeth Hayes - Parish Life

Alrene Martin - Parish Life

Don Schewe - Christian Education

Clay Terrell - Building & Grounds

Amy Washington - Youth