Clergy

The Very Rev. P. Richard Game, Rector

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, Associate Rector

Born and raised in Rochester, New York, a graduate of Yale Divinity School, Associate Rector at St. Patrick’s, and a certified Yoga Instructor (RYT- 200 through The Center for Integrative Yogic Studies), the Rev. Julia Rusling 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, proprioceptive writing, anxiety breath work, and yoga. Julia also finds great joy in advocating for literacy issues, laughing and walking with friends and swimming. She can be reached at [email protected] or 770-455-6523.

 

Lesley-Ann Drake, Deacon

Lesley-Ann grew up in Croydon, England. After business college she worked for American Express Travel in London. A 2-week work assignment in Atlanta in 1980 turned in to a much longer stay because she is still here! After chasing a career for 19 years with AmEx, she became a full-time mom when her second child was born. Living in Dunwoody she got involved with the local schools and helped write the Charter for Chesnut Charter Elementary School. Her husband, Bob, and Lesley-Ann attended Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs for over 20 years, both singing in the choir, serving on the vestry, and taking two years of DOCC.  Lesley-Ann volunteered for the church and took a semester of CPE, planning on becoming a hospice chaplain. During the formation process for the diaconate, she heard a new call to work with children, and founded Path To Shine®. Since 2010, PTS has grown to 16 locations around the Diocese, and is Lesley-Ann’s full-time job. You can find more about PTS at pathtoshine.org.

Lesley-Ann has been married to Bob for 30 years. Her older daughter, Emily, lives and teaches in the London (UK) area. Her younger daughter, Alice, lives in Atlanta and works for Houser Walker Architects, and is planning to attend graduate school next year. Lesley-Ann is an Associate of Green Bough House of Prayer. On the occasional free moment, she enjoys cooking, reading and movies. She can be reached at [email protected].