Lesley-Ann Drake, Deacon

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. Lesley-Ann and her family attended Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs for over 20 years, 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 and has two daughters, Emily who lives and teaches in London (UK), and Alice who works for Houser Walker Architects. She may be reached by email at lesleyann@pathtoshine.org.

Rev. P. Richard Game, Rector

The Very Rev. P. Richard Game

Rector

After 17 years as a lawyer (and even more as an active layman), Fr. Dick started his formation for the priesthood at the Candler School of Theology at Emory, where he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree. Ordained to the priesthood in July 2007 at Trinity Church in Columbus, Georgia, Fr. Dick 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 several other parishes and worshiping communities in DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties.  He also serves as Secretary of Diocesan Annual Council. Fr. Dick’s passion in ministry is congregational vitality. He is a graduate of the College for Congregational Development, sponsored by the Diocese of Spokane, and is working with the Diocese of Atlanta on its congregational vitality team.

Fr. Dick is husband to Anne (whom he met when they were undergraduates at Vanderbilt) and father to three adult daughters: Hope, Allison, and Caroline. Anne is a Managing Director and Vice President of the North Highland Company, a management consulting firm.  Fr. Dick enjoys the beach, sailing and other water sports, and cycling.

“Every person who walks through our doors bear the light of Christ. All are welcome here, and all are sent out to seek that Christ light in others, partnering with God’s great love, stepping out as creators of justice and joy.” 

Fr. Dick can be reached at fr.dick@stpat.net or 770-455-6523.

Lilly Pittman

Seminarian

Lilly Pittman recently graduated from George Fox University near Portland, Oregon, with a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies Currently, she is a student at The Candler School of Theology has joined St. Patrick’s as our Seminarian.

Lilly has loved God for as long as she can remember. Since she was a young child, she has been passionate about Scripture and has had an insatiable desire to know God. Since age eleven, she felt called to pastoral ministry and to theological education. Over the years, these desires have been tested and have grown stronger.

Originally from a small farming community called Junction City, Oregon, there is where she typically returns while on academic breaks. During her breaks, she often works on farms and edits books for her professors. During her spare time, she loves to go camping and fishing with her family.