Our Clergy

The Reverend Johnny Tuttle

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Fr. Johnny with his wife, Nicki, and his son, Elijah.

Father Johnny Tuttle arrived at St. John and St. Mark in June of 2015. He and his wife, Nicki, moved to Albany from Durham, North Carolina with their then two-month old son, Elijah. Johnny attended seminary at Duke University Divinity School, graduating with a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree and a certificate in Anglican Studies.

Johnny grew up in the Restoration Movement (Christian Churches/Churches of Christ), but after studying church history and theology in college, he was drawn to a church rooted in the tradition and liturgy of the historic church. The beauty of the church’s liturgy, specifically in the words of the Book of Common Prayer, provided a language and greater depth to his faith that was rooted in the Scripture and Tradition of Church.

He was ordained to the priesthood by the Right Reverend Scott Benhase on August 6th, 2016, the Feast of the Transfiguration.

Johnny enjoys playing and listening to music, reading, watching movies, spending time with his friends and family, a good beer, and the Appalachian Mountains.

 

The Reverend Ri Lamb

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Deacon Ri hiking with her husband, Don.

Ri Lamb came to St. John/St. Marks following ordination to the vocational diaconate in June 2009. She is a lifelong Episcopalian having been baptized, confirmed and married at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany.

After her marriage in 1969 to the then Lt. Don Lamb, they left Albany. Ri served as an Army wife in no less than eight states as well as Korea and Berlin, Germany during Don’s 30 year Army career. In every location, they had an Episcopal community that was central to their life. They returned to Albany in 2002.

Ri serves as a peer coach for the diocese and Examining Chaplain for the Diocesan School for Ministry. She is also a mentor for Education for Ministry (EfM)

Ri has recently retired from a 35 year Nursing career.

Don and Ri have 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. They share their home with Don’s mother, Vi, and their cat, Roscoe.

Ri enjoys kayaking, the beach, working with youth, reading and hospital chaplaincy.