Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Alexander D. Martin
Father Alex is known for his pastoral care, gifted preaching, and passion for leading liturgical worship. ”I was attracted to St. Barnabas because it is a place where those who have felt left out elsewhere can find a community to embrace them. It’s a place committed to unapologetically proclaiming God’s boundless love for all people, without exception,” he said.
“Father Alex’s passion and energy for God’s call for radical inclusivity was evident from the first time we talked to him, and that’s really important to us at St. Barnabas. We are beyond thrilled that he accepted our call, and excited for this next chapter in St. Barnabas’ history,” said Clare Long, Senior Warden of St. Barnabas.
Fr. Alex has a Bachelor of Arts in History from The Ohio State University (where he dotted the “i” in the Marching Band) and a Master of Divinity from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City, where he serves as a member of the Alumni Executive Committee. He spent the last five years as an associate priest at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Cincinnati.
He lives in the rectory with his husband Rob, a public school teacher, and their Border Collie Maggie.
The Rev. Barbara Maxwell
Deacon Barbara joins us at least one Sunday a month for worship services. She also serves on the staff of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Cleveland where the St. Barnabas community partners with many outreach projects.
Interim Parish Administrator: Nan Hunter
Sexton: Brendan Dorsey
Music Director: Lysa Kenney
Keyboard Artist: Evie Morris
Sunday School Director: Julie Whittaker