Those Who Serve
Parish Administrator: Phyllis Dickey email@example.com
Parish Bookkeeper: Gail Carnes firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Rector, The Rev. Jack Hardaway email@example.com
“Father Jack”, as he is affectionately known, has served the parishioners of Grace Episcopal Church as their rector since 2004. He served as rector of St. Paul’s, Fort Mill, South Carolina, from 1997 to 2004 and prior to that he served as assistant to the rector at St. Peter’s in Greenville, South Carolina. A lifelong Episcopalian, Fr. Jack was brought up in St. James’ in Greenville. He graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1995. He’s a past dean of the Foothills Convocation, and has served in many diocesan capacities, including the Diocesan Executive Council and the bishop Search committee.
His wife, Susan, is also a graduate of VTS, and serves St. Andrews in Hartwell, Georgia and Holy Cross in Simpsonville, South Carolina. We have three children in college.
The Rev. Deacon Mary Jeffers firstname.lastname@example.org
Deacon Mary has been actively serving at Grace Church for nearly five years, and serving as Deacon to our parish since her ordination in January of 2014. She works tirelessly to bring our parish together, and to be of service each and every day within the Grace community as well as with the chronically underserved in Anderson and beyond. She is most active with the Outreach Committee, Pastoral Care Committee, and is the founder of our Mental Wellness Group.
Organist & Choirmaster, Bill Ducworth email@example.com
Bill Ducworth began his childhood piano study with Mary Burgess, the beloved teacher and Choirmaster at Grace Church for over 40 years. His organ teachers included Douglas G.Stow, Henry von Hasslen and Dr. Wlliam Weaver in Atlanta Georgia . Mr. Ducworth is founding Dean of the Foothills Chapter of The American Guild of Organists and charter member of The Greater Anderson Chapter. He created the Music of the Night concerts that have become a community highlight since 1991. Mr Ducworth oversaw the design and construction of the new Zimmer organ in 2001.
Bill was named Organist / Choirmaster Emeritus in 2004 after a brief retirement from music. He graduated with honors from Atlanta’s Art Institute and owns Ducworth and Company, a commercial and residential architectural interior design firm since 1987.
Director of Children & Youth Ministries, Lyn Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Bio coming soon!
Sacristan, Barbara Scott email@example.com
Barbara Scott was appointed by Fr. Jack to the office of Verger of Grace Church and officially installed in a special ceremony on July 16, 2006. She served in that position for nearly ten years before being promoted to Sacristan.
The Sacristan is an appointed office held by a lay parishioner who works with clergy and other leaders to plan, implement, and deploy the resources and personnel needed to create inspiring worship. She is the co-author of “Inheritors of Tradition”, a history of Grace Episcopal Church.
Barbara’s indefatigable spirit and meticulous attention to ritual and ceremony have supported our parish for many years in multiple capacities.