Welcome to Church of the Ascension

Meet Our Team

Our church staff members work to equip and inspire people to follow Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, connect in community, and share God's great love to the world.


Rev. Dr. Jim Sorvillo, Sr.

Interim Associate Rector

Rev. Leo Crawford

Clergy Assistant

Rev. Dr. Bill Shiflet


Rev. Sandy Jamieson


Brian McCracken

Music Director

Dr. Matthew Estes

Assistant Youth & Outreach Minister

Susan Katte

Day School Director & Assistant Youth Minister

Pam Rilling

Secretary & Visitor/Member Liaison

Maggie Talbot

Parish Life & Small Groups

Alyce Goldsmith

Financial Secretary, Membership & Outreach Support

Marcia Nauman


The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. Vestry members are elected annually.

  • James McArthur, Senior Warden 
  • Kyle Jones, Junior Warden
  • Jeff Jennings, Treasurer
  • Marte Toohill, Clerk
  • Kelly Corcoran
  • Elizabeth Dale
  • Peter Gibson
  • Clark Lea, Jr.
  • Rachael Moore​
  • Karla Myers
  • Sam Pilato
  • Jodi Sibson
  • Carole Whittle