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The Reverend Canon Kelli Grace Kurtz

Rector

MotherKelliGrace@gmail.com

​Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly with God. Micah 6:8

Mother Kelli Grace began her tenure as Rector of All Saints’ on March 1, 2019. It’s a homecoming of sorts, as she was Associate here from 1999-2007. She is delighted to be back serving with this dynamic and Christ-centered faith community.

​Kelli Grace+ has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University at Fullerton and holds a Master’s of Art in Religion from Claremont School of Theology. She serves the Diocese as the Chair of the Program Group on Mission Congregations, Chair of the Committee on Constitution and Canons, a member of the Program Group on Youth and Young Adults, and as a chaplain at Camp Stevens. She helped start Laundry Love Pomona, an affiliate of the national initiative Laundry Love which seeks to provide those living on the edge with the ability to have clean clothes. She has built two rock labyrinths.

In 2014, while on sabbatical, KGK+ hiked the Camino de Santiago, a medieval pilgrimage trail, from Saint Jean de Pied Pointe, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, some 500 miles. She and her husband Mark have four grown children, the world’s four most adorable grandchildren God ever created, three dogs, and a beta fish “Julian”. She keeps trying to learn how to play the ukulele, and loves rocks.

Her favorite place around the All Saints’ campus is at the crossing where one can get the best view of both the rose window and the doors that lead us back out into the world to love and serve God and God’s people.

Abe Fabella

Music Director

abefabe@gmail.com



All Saints’ is honored to have Abraham Fabella as our organist and Director of Music. He has been with All Saints’ since 2007. He directs the Sanctuary Choir and Bell Choir, and also leads congregational singing from the organ or piano. He is also a composer and has written choral anthems specifically for All Saints’, including settings of the Lord’s Prayer and Ubi Caritas.

Abe is a fixture in the musical life of Riverside. Besides his ministry at All Saints, he is the Artistic and Music Director for Riverside Lyric Opera as well as Pianist for ballet and modern dance classes at UC Riverside. He can also be seen accompanying local vocal talent with Socal Lotal, a monthly salon held at various homes and venues throughout Southern California

Darlene Venneman

Parish Administrator

darlene.allsaints@gmail.com

Darlene keeps our administrative tasks and our scheduling running smoothly. She supports the work of the rector, wardens and vestry, and manages the volunteer staff. Her favorite place around the All Saints’ campus is the sanctuary.

Andrea Briggs

Minister for Community Engagement

Mary Ellen Gruendyke

Senior Minister of Worship

Jim Boyer

Youth Group Director

Lindy Colaluca-Polling

Virtual Ushers and Seekers Coordinator

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Vestry

Serving on the vestry is a unique experience — similar to serving on secular community boards in some ways, but different in other important ways. The most obvious difference is that vestry members are first called to follow Christ and to work together in God’s name.

The vestry has a responsibility for ensuring that the spiritual mission of the church is maintained, as well as for carrying out the more secular duties related to church property, finances, and personnel. The vestry functions under the concept of “shared ministry,” in which the rector and the vestry are part of an interdependent team that involves many other parishioners in a variety of leadership and supportive roles. Ultimately, service on the vestry can be a joyful experience that enriches both one’s spiritual life and one’s feelings of connectedness with other vestry members, the rector, and the entire church community.

Meet the dedicated members of All Saints’ Vestry, and feel free to reach out to them if you have questions about the church.

Liz Atkinson
Vestry Member
Jim Boyer
Vestry Member
John Briggs
Vestry Member
Ann Harlow
Vestry Member
Leslie Harlow-Sunderland
Vestry Member
Francie Johnson
Vestry Member
Sue Liddle-Burton
Junior Warden
Kurt Marcks
Senior Warden
Ian McCausland
Vestry Member
Laura McMorris
Clerk of the Vestry
Craig Riemer
Vestry Member
Ralph Wilkins
Vestry Member
Kathy Woodbury
Vestry Member

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