Judi Carlson

Judi Carlson

Director of Malachi’s Ministry

Judi Carlson serves as the Director of Malachi’s Ministry. You will find Judi assisting volunteers and clients and serving behind the scenes. Judi helps with volunteer coordination, finances, special projects and many additional administrative duties. “I have been volunteering for over 7 years, but it took no time at all for the community at Malachi’s to become a part of me. I am constantly amazed by the strength of our clients and dedication of our volunteers, and I always look forward to Wednesday.” She may be reached by email at malachis@stpat.net.

Dominique Deming

Seminarian, Co-Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Dominique Deming moved to Atlanta from Warner Robins, GA to attend Candler School of Theology. She spent time in multiple denominations throughout her childhood and early adulthood but has found a home in the Episcopal church. She is in the process of discerning ordination here in the Diocese of Atlanta and is looking forward to working and worshiping at St. Patricks as part of the formation process and as part of the Episcopal Anglican Studies program at Candler. When she is not studying for school or here at the church, she enjoys reading, calligraphy, hiking, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog, Binx, and cat, Minion.

Alison Forbes

Alison Forbes

Pastoral Care Facilitator

Alison joined the Staff at St. Patrick’s in 2019, after serving the previous two years as Senior Warden. She brings this rich experience (including graduation from the College for Congregation Development, sponsored by the Diocese of Spokane ) together with that gained during her career as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders. This role continues to develop. The primary focus is with the care and nurture of the ministries in our FEED Pillar (Life in our Community).

Peter and Alison have been married for 30 years and have been blessed to live in London, Paris, back to London and now Atlanta during that time. They have one daughter who lives in the UK. Alison presently works part-time at Emory’s Sleep Center, as the Clinical Research Coordinator for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome).

When she is not at St. Patrick’s or Emory, she loves hosting visitors, knitting, baking/jam & chutney making, travel, swimming and singing. She may be reached by email at alison.forbes@stpat.net or by phone at 770-455-6523.

Cowen Harter

Director of Communications

Cowen Harter joined our staff in October 2017. She is a trained educator who taught high school mathematics before stepping into school administration. She served as an Accountability Specialist for the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). In 2013, she became the Director of Accountability at GaDOE and retired from full-time service in August 2015. She began part-time work as a Focus Schools Specialist for West Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) and in January 2016, she started an educational consulting business, K-12 EDGE. As a consultant, Cowen continues to support schools, districts, and RESAs. 

Cowen joined St. Patrick’s in the spring of 1987 where she and her husband were married in 1988. Cowen also enjoys working out, traveling, beading, collaging, painting, and singing in the church choir. She may be reached by email at cowen.harter@stpat.net or by phone at 770-455-6523.

Lori Kent

Parish Manager

Lori moved to the Atlanta area in 2016 from her hometown of Columbus, GA. She and her family are Episcopalian, and she served in her prior parish as Sr Warden. After a 25+ year career in Corporate Global Operations, Supply Chain/Procurement and Strategy, she is excited to share her skills and experience with St. Patrick's. She attended Columbus State University (BA) and Auburn University (MBA).

Lori and her husband Lewis reside in East Cobb. They have three children; a daughter in middle school, a daughter in high school, and an adult son that works at Emory Midtown.

While not at St. Patrick's, Lori spends her time playing pickleball, attending her daughters' basketball games, and serves as the Treasurer for the Walton High School Chorus Booster Board.

She may be reached by email at lori.kent@stpat.net or by phone at 770-455-6523.

Nathan Medley

Nathan Medley

Director of Music

Nathan Medley juggles three careers as a music educator, international performing artist, and church music director. As a teacher, Nathan’s students have gone on to top colleges and conservatories, major world stages, and become notable recording artists. In recent years, he has been lauded as one of the leading younger-generation countertenors, with notable success internationally in concert and opera. Recent highlights include debuts with The Berlin Philharmonic under Sir Simon Rattle; San Francisco Symphony; London Symphony; Carnegie Hall; Los Angeles Philharmonic; English National Opera; Barbican, London; The Lucerne Festival; and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.  Nathan grew up in Karachi, Pakistan as the son of Presbyterian Missionaries and continues his passion for Christ today. Prior to joining the team at St. Patrick’s, he held church music jobs at Bethesda-By-Bay Lutheran, Cleveland; Trinity Episcopal, Houston; Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis; and Our Lady of Peace, Columbus (OH). Nathan is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory with degrees in Vocal Performance and Historical Performance Practice. He may be reached by email at nathan.medley@stpat.net or by phone at 770-455-6523.

Randee Strader

Co-Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Having volunteered for the Youth program for more than a year, Randee joined St. Patrick’s staff this year as Interim Co-Director of Children & Youth Ministries after becoming a part of the beloved community in 2017.  She attended the University of Georgia where she studied Russian History and Language, SCAD where she acquired a degree in Interior Design and most recently SNHU where she earned a business degree with a concentration in Human Resources Management.  In her current work position, she helps run a large accounting firm in the Perimeter area.  Randee can often be found running her niece around Dunwoody, volunteering at Dunwoody High School, or walking her furbabies, Figgy and Maizee, at Brook Run.