Clergy

The Very Rev. P. Richard Game, Rector

An Episcopalian from birth, our rector hails from Tampa, Florida. After college at Vanderbilt and law school at the University of Florida, Fr. Dick came to Atlanta in 1987 to start a first career as a lawyer. He practiced law with the commercial litigation firm of Bondurant, Mixson, and Elmore, where he served as a partner.

After many years of active lay ministry, and having long felt a call to the priesthood, Fr. Dick left the practice of law in 2004 to enter the Candler School of Theology at Emory, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. Fr. Dick was ordained to the priesthood in July 2007 at Trinity Church in Columbus, Georgia, and served there for three years. His first service at St. Patrick’s was on Pentecost in 2010, and he was installed as our Rector on St. Patrick’s Day, 2011. In 2016, Bishop Wright named Fr. Dick as Dean of the Northeast Metro Convocation, an area encompassing St. Patrick’s and a number of other parishes and worshiping communities in DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties.

Fr. Dick is husband to Anne (whom he met at Vanderbilt) and father to three daughters: Hope, Allison, and Caroline. Anne is a Vice President of the North Highland Company, a management consulting firm.

Fr. Dick enjoys all water sports, especially sailing, and he and Anne spend much of their free time supporting the Game girls in tennis, theater, and swim team.

“All are welcome, all the time, at St. Patrick’s. Come grow with us in Christ!”

Fr. Dick can be reached at [email protected] or 770-455-6523.

The Rev. Julia Rusling, Priest Associate

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, Julia now lives in Dunwoody with her husband and son. Over the years she has worked particularly with Ignatian spirituality, centering prayer, mind-body-breath work, labyrinth, and yoga. Julia also finds great joy in advocating for literacy issues, laughing and walking with friends, and learning to play tennis again. She can be reached at [email protected] or 770-455-6523.