Lenten Preaching Series

Homegrown & Holy

We are happy to announce that five of our parishioners will preach in our Lenten Preaching Series “Homegrown and Holy” this year. Evening prayer begins at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as our friends inspire and guide our thoughts and reflections this Holy Lent.

  • Dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Great Hall; $5 ages 12 and under, $7 ages 13 and up, $20 per family
  • Evening Prayer in the Nave at 6:30 p.m.
  • We will offer children’s atrium from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • The nursery will be open from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

February 21: Mr. Hank Poellnitz

Hank and his wife Vicki joined All Saints in 1992. They both have been very active in the church. Hank has been involved in the Cursillo community since 1996, and is also involved with the Kairos prison ministry.  He is currently serving on the Vestry for the third time and was Senior Warden in 1996. He also chaired the All Saints School Board in the late 90’s when the school had 1st through 5th grade classes.  He works at Kinder Morgan as a Manager/Engineer (PE) and has been there 39 years. 

February 28: Mrs. Elizabeth Vander Kamp

Elizabeth and her husband, Phil, along with their daughters Tressa and Mary, have been members of All Saints since 2003. Elizabeth serves as a catechist in the Level III Atrium and has been involved with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) since 2007. The formation Elizabeth received through the CGS informs almost all of the work she does in the world, most especially as an artist-in-residence with UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine.

March 7: Dr. Brad Busbee

Brad and his wife, Kathleen, live in Homewood with their three daughters, Kamilla, Suzanna, and Sadie, and their son, Elias. The Department Chair of Samford’s Department of English, Dr. Brad Busbee studies medieval Germanic and modern Scandinavian literatures with particular interest in how medieval texts like Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales work and how, in modern times, these texts have been put to various uses that serve the needs of modern communities.

March 14: Ms. Maggie Gill

Maggie works with the youth music program at All Saints, is a teacher through Fiddlesticks Music, and Director of Music at Creative Montessori School in Homewood. She graduated in 2015 with a Master of Music in Church Music from Samford University and holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Memphis. While working on her Masters, she served as the Music Intern at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in Vestavia Hills. In Memphis, she worked in the music program at Grace St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

March 21: Dr. Geoff Wright

Geoff and his wife, Kelly, joined All Saints in 2008 and were later confirmed here. Their children, Alexandra (14) and Ethan (11), were both baptized at All Saints. Geoff was born and raised in Maryland, educated in Oklahoma, and employed in Alabama. He is Associate Professor of English at Samford University, where he has taught since 2007. He specializes in American literature and film since 1900, and he enjoys discussing the representation of faith on film.