We are thankful for Rev. Erin Hensley's five-year tenure as Rector, which ended in September 2020. During this time of transition, please contact Senior Warden Jennifer Cawley at SeniorWarden@stalbansaustin.org for more information.
Rev. Anne Hoey
Rev. Anne Hoey is our Interim Rector during this time of transition. Rev. Anne is an Austin native, graduate of St. Stephen’s School, the University of Texas, and the Seminary of the Southwest; ordained to the diaconate in 1988 and to the priesthood in 1989; Associate Rector of Good Shepherd and St. Michael’s, Austin, Rector of St. James’, LaGrange, and Interim Rector of St. Christopher’s, Austin. She also served as our Interim Rector 20-14-2015 and we are thankful to have her back with us. Due to COVID, Rev. Anne is not currently keeping office hours at the church but is happy to Zoom or meet by phone. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Family Ministries
Catherine LaGrone holds a Masters Degree in Education and had three years of experience before beginning at St. Alban's in 2010 as Director of Children’s Ministry. Her teaching approach takes all children’s learning styles, abilities, and personalities into account. Catherine strives to provide nurturing, relevant spiritual formation for all children ages 3 years to sixth grade. In September of 2017, Catherine became the Director of Family Ministries which expanded her role to 30 hours and encompasses nursery care (birth) through 6th grade. She also assists with and is a consultant for youth programming.
Youth Minister; Lay Assistant to the Clergy
Lisa Perez has been the Youth Minister since 2012. A certified teacher, she develops and implements programs for seventh through twelfth grades. Lisa’s passion is to support youth in their spiritual formation as they navigate their teenage years. Her goal is to provide programs and instruction that help youth build a faith, and faith community, that will stick with them into adulthood. Lisa has also held various administrative roles (newcomers ministry, communications, etc.) since 2014. As of October 2020, Lisa assumed the new role of Lay Assistant to the Clergy. In this role, she continues to handle communication with the Parish and the wider community, is the project manager for parish-wide events, coordinates scheduling ministries, outside rentals, and facilities needs, and now also supports our part-time Interim Rector with pastoral care and worship and the Vestry executive committee with overseeing projects and administrative needs.
Dottie Norman became the Music Director in early 2014. She received her Master of Sacred Music degree in 1978 from SMU in Dallas. Dottie has been the organist and/or choir director at six other churches in Austin during the past 40 years and is thrilled to be serving and worshiping again in an Episcopal Church. The beautiful pipe organ completed in Fall of 2016 and establishing the Handbell Choir were projects that were completed under Dottie's direction. She really enjoys working with the dedicated folks in St. Alban’s choir and handbell choir and welcomes new ringers and singers!