Dynamic Downtown Worship in the Anglican Tradition

Staff & Leaders

The Rev. Mark Avera

Title: Assistant for Discipleship and Mission Position description:  Oversee the discipleship and mission ministries at St. Michael’s as well as the mission of the Church of the Resurrection, North Charleston. Assistant clergy on Sunday at the 6:00 pm service. Family: Happily married to Joy.  Five kids – Parker, Shelton, Caroline, Emily and Sarah – three…

The Rev. David Booman

I visit parishioners in hospitals, nursing homes, and in their homes. I also serve the healing prayer ministry. Family: I am married to Caity and we have one very bad, compulsive cat who expresses her chronic anxiety by stealing our socks out of the laundry basket and scattering them around the house. Upon arriving home…

The Rt. Rev. Alex Dickson

Pastoral Presence with the Staff and the People who worship here Family – Wife – Jane Dickson and children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren Favorite Book​ – Gospel according to St. John Likes best about the Low Country – So many friendly people Most Interesting Assignment – 57 years in the Ordained Ministry

The Rev. Dr. Peter C. Moore

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  I will stay in touch with St. Michael’s largely through the Wednesday afternoon clergy meeting, and whenever I can be present at Sunday morning services. I am continuing to persist in being a part of two life groups, and to follow up a variety of individuals. A Scholar-in-residence seeks to assist the parish in digging deeper into…

Matthew Wilkinson

Position Description: Direct Music Ministries, play piano and organ, conduct choir Family: I am married to Melanie Wilkinson. She has a cat, Isabelle. Favorite Books: The Atheist Delusions, Art of Biblical Narrative, Fear and Trembling, Lord of the Rings, I Am America and So Can You Favorite Movies: The Godfather, Once upon a time in…

Edwin Smythe

Job Description: To pour into the students (ages 11-22) here at St. Michaels, equipping them to walk in their identity as royal sons and daughters of the Living King; teaching them to walk in power and purity as they respond to the great love of our Father. Family: Son of George and Therese Smythe Favorite…

Melody B. Martini, Psy. D.

  Description – Pastoral Care Counseling, Divorce Care, Griefshare, Pre-Marital Counseling, Individual, Couple and Family Counseling Family – Husband of 48 years, Gene, mother of three grown children and 9 grandchildren Favorit Books – Gospel of Mark, Sacred Marriage, and Gone with the Wind Favorite Movie – Wizard of Oz What I Like about the Lowcountry – The beauty…

Trish McGuinn

Unify and align communications including Sunday Bulletins, Website, and anything needing to be graphically communicated. Family: Dennis McGuinn, stepson Michael, daughter Laura, son Daniel  

Arthur Bailey

Family: (Children) Demetria Bailey & Tawn Fludd Favorite Book: The Bible Favorite Movies: The Godfather Most Interesting Assignment: Festival of Faith

Angela Stanley

  Maintaining the facilities at St. Michael’s Church. Family: Husband – Gerald Stanley, Children – Montez, Germonte, and J’Nya Favorite Books: Any book on organizing!! Favorite Movie: Save the Last Dance Likes Best About the Lowcountry: Staycations!! (There’s a lot to do here in the lowcountry) Most Interesting Assignment: Trying to figure out how to…

Heidi Ravenel

Heidi Ravenel graduated from Ashley Hall and the University of South Carolina, and has worked in government relations and the Reagan White House during six years in Washington. Since 1989, she has been a real estate agent and broker at Arthur Ravenel Jr. Company, and has been active in the Charleston community. She currently serves…

Ted Moore

How long have you been a member of St. Michael’s Church? My wife, Michelle, and I joined St. Michael’s Church 5 years ago when we moved to Charleston. Please briefly describe your “spiritual autobiography” – ie how and when you have come to know Christ personally as well as a description of your current spiritual life…

David Soutter

I have been a member of St. Michael’s since 1979. I have served three terms on the vestry (including the present one), and as Junior Warden and as Senior Warden, in addition to serving as chair of the Finance Commission and Mission Outreach Commission, and served on Buildings and Grounds Commission. I also serve as…

Chappy McKay

How long have you been a member of St. Michael’s Church? In 1998, I returned to Charleston and quickly began attending Saint Michael’s Church. Please briefly describe your “spiritual autobiography” – ie how and when you have come to know Christ personally as well as a description of your current spiritual life and practice. By virtue…

Hal Frampton

I am blessed to have grown up at St. Michael’s and to continue worshiping there today. Growing up, I attended Sunday School, acolyted, sung in the children’s choir, participated in EYC, and went on a mission trip to Honduras after my senior year in high school. Since moving back to Charleston in 2008, I have…

Laura Waring Gruber

Laura Waring Gruber- A cradle member of St. Michael’s since 1970, I enjoy the unique perspective of seeing our Sunday School, Children’s Choir, and Youth Group as both participant and parent. Robert and I will celebrate our 20 th wedding anniversary in May, and we are the proud parents of Laura (15) Cecilia (12) and…

Martha Dougherty

How long have you been a member of St. Michael’s Church? For 19 years since the Fall of 1998 Please briefly describe your “spiritual autobiography” – ie how and when you have come to know Christ personally as well as a description of your current spiritual life and practice. I came to know Christ as I…

Noreen Herring

1) How long have you been a member of St. Michael’s Church? Our family joined St. Michael’s Church in 2004 2) Please describe your “spiritual autobiography” how and when you have come to know Christ personally as well as a description of your current spiritual life and practice. I was brought up in a very…