Diocesan Missioner for Youth and Young Adults
Eden's extensive experience and gifts in youth and young adult ministry and programming, faith formation, hospitality, mission development, and organizational management will be a blessing to not only our young people, but also folks of all ages throughout the diocese.
Eden comes to us from Kanuga Conference Center, where she has worked for the past eight years coordinating Kanuga-sponsored conferences, Guest Periods and Episcopal groups. During this time she has overseen the Junior and Senior Youth Conferences and Winterlight, which are geared specifically for middle and high school youth. She had the privilege to work closely with Providence IV leadership to coordinate a youth pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which was co-lead with the former Archbishop of Canterbury. Her role also involved the organization of adult conferences, such as Church Leadership, Christian Formation, and Nuevo Amanecer, as well as management of programming for Guest Periods. Over the past three years she has worked with Episcopal churches and organizations to plan events ranging from parish retreats to national events such as House of Bishops.
Prior to working at Kanuga, Eden was the Youth Director at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, a corporate-size parish in in Winston Salem, NC, where she oversaw middle, high school and college ministry. During her time at St. Paul's, she lead two international mission trips to Costa Rica and several regional mission trips. Eden also worked as the Youth Director at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro, NC where she was responsible for fifth grade through high school ministry.
A graduate of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, she holds a bachelor's degree in psychology with minors in youth ministry and religion. Eden and her wife Karen have been married for three years and have three dogs. In her leisure time, Eden enjoys hiking with her dogs, reading, skating, thrift store shopping, and guiltily binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.
St. Nicholas and St. Cecilia Choirs
Organist and Choirmaster Canon Kyle Ritter, assisted by Janna DeBruyn and Allyson MacCauley, works with our children in two choirs: St Nicholas, for 1st and 2nd graders, and St. Cecilia, for 3rd graders through high school. Please see the Music and Choirs page for more information.
Assistant to Choirmaster
Janna DeBruyn, with Allyson MacCauley, assists Choirmaster Kyle Ritter with the St. Nicholas and the St. Cecilia children's choirs. Janna also sings with the Cathedral Choir.
Kindermusik and Assistant to Children's Choirs
As well as assisting Kyle and Janna with the children's choirs, Allyson teaches Kindermusik at the Cathedral. She also sings in the Cathedral Choir.