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.

Dr. Jenny McBride

Seminarian

Jenny McBride is a Postulant for Holy Orders in the Atlanta Diocese. She has spent the last twenty years in academia and serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Jenny is author of three books: The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness (2011), Radical Discipleship: A Liturgical Politics of the Gospel (2017), and You Shall Not Condemn: A Story of Faith and Advocacy on Death Row (2022). She is also co-editor of Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian Social Thought (2010) and serves as the president of the International Bonhoeffer Society – English Language Section, which promotes the legacy of German pastor-theologian and Nazi-resistor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

After receiving her PhD from the University of Virginia, Jenny came to Atlanta in 2008 for a postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. There she had the opportunity to serve as director for a theology certificate program at a Georgia women’s prison. Her book Radical Discipleship is based on her experience teaching theology there and participating in the Open Door Community, an intentionally interracial, residential Christian activist and worshipping community in Atlanta that was engaged in mercy and justice work on behalf of the homeless and prison populations for almost forty years. Jenny was a professor and close friend of Kelly Gissendaner, who was the only woman on Georgia's death row until her execution in September 2015, and was a leading activist in the international #kellyonmymind campaign.

Jenny splits her time between Chicago where she works and Atlanta where she and her husband Thomas Fabisiak (Fabe-is-ack) live, as Thomas directs a college degree program at Arrendale Prison for Women through Life University. On the weekends she and Thomas may be found hiking or biking in the North Georgia mountains or simply soaking up the beauty and vibrancy of the farmers markets, parks, and cafes in their intown Atlanta neighborhood.